This is a plan for immobilising a Raspberry PI in a domestic environment, without children or pets, in order to run it without killing it with static.  I have no idea whether this level of precaution is required, but it's been about two weeks, and it hasn't died so far.

Step 1: Parts

I used a block of 4x2 construction timber, left over from a painting job, some 25mm x 8g screws, left over from a gate numbering job, some anti-static bags cadged from a computer shop, and a Raspberry PI B.  

Anti-static bags come in three sizes, in order from small to large: memory, disk and motherboard; I ended up using one of each.
Some notes from experience:<br> <br> - so far, my anti-static bag hasn't killed my PI; YMMV<br> <br> - I was bending up the memory cards, getting them in and out, so I had to move the PI on the block of wood, so that the memory cards overhung the edge<br> -- getting it close enough to the edge, without breaking the block with the screw is a challenge at which I wasn't entirely successful<br> -- next time, I may put the edge screw in first, and then arrange everything else around it<br> <br> - an EDI (hard-disk) cable will fit over the block of pins, with some extra holes left over on the EDI cable; to make this work, any screw near the block of pins has to be very far down on the board.
be sure to check that your bag isn't conductive :0 (its the main part of why they can be anti static) anti static doesn't mean non-conductive ;)

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