I tried to keep the tools down to a minimum.
Dremel tool (cutting and sanding bits) or hand scroll saw, or vibrating multitool
Drill bit set, I don’t include sizes due to the “English/Metric” thing.
6/32 Tap (if not you may be able to self tap it)
Step 1: Gather the Materials:
Model # B108R-UPC Internet # 100404058 Store SKU # 279670
1-Gang Blank Wall Plate Home Depot $0.59
Model # R52-88014-00W Store SKU # 224175 Store SO SKU # 162677
3-4 6/32 screws (free, these are the same ones used in your PC you must have some around)
4 spare rubber feet from whatever device you have around
PDF of paper RPI case from Punnet (remember to print it full size do not shrink to fit)
Spray Paint, whatever you have, though I like the Red.
Step 2: Making the Template
Cut out the access points for each connector.
Apply them to the junction box in the correct order leave 1/8 inch (+) from the bottom of the case to the bottom of your template.
Use a permanent marker to mark the material to be removed.
Note because of the tight fit, you will have to remove all the way down to the bottom for any connector that protrudes (that is just about all of them).
Use the marker to draw lines from the edge of the connectors to the bottom of the box. Be liberal with this marking, I was more precise and found it way too hard to fit and had to go back a number of times before it would fit right.
Step 3: Start Cutting
To view the LEDs you need to cut a slot near the audio output your template has a marking but leave this for last, once you mount your RPI in the box you can adjust the height, just cut a slot from the audio to the left to the LEDs.
The USB micro power connector is tricky try to leave the tab so that you have 3 points screw it to the faceplate. Leave the LED slot until after you have fitted the RPI in the case to the depth you need to allow all the connectors to be affixed and screws to be fastened. That 1/8 inch I mentioned earlier comes into play here.
Step 4: Fit Then Cut Again
Step 5: Prepare the Base
Drill out the mounting holes with a drill a little smaller than you 6/32 tap (if you don’t have a tap you may be able to self tap it but it may crack). Tap the holes make sure the screws fit.
Step 6: Final Fit
Step 7: Paint Wait Then Assemble
Step 8: Author's Notes for RPI Users/developers.
I will upload some better pictures.
Currently running on my RPIs
Xbian is my media server.
Raspbian is running on my lapdock.
Python is the new language I am learning.
Step 9: Author's Other Crazy Projects
Portable Ga-Ga Ball Pit (to be posted soon) if you don’t know http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ga-ga
Lashed Trebuchet (posted)
Hovercraft Disk. (posted)
30 min. Atlatl (done before I discovered insructables, I will look back if I have pictures)
1 hour Teepee - Tepee - Tipi project (not including research, 3 scouts slept in it)
Folding Kayak (been there done that)
Resizing Pull Shades (documented but never posted)
Pneumatic Nerf Cannon (2 inch barrel ideal for Pocket NERF Football optimal projectile for education 100+ yards at 30 psi)
RPI Python Chronograph for the cannon (in the works).
Retro Arcade (been there done that)
Working on my Cocktail Retro Arcade.
Latest idea, using the Lapdock in a mini retro arcade case.
Backpack freezer bag cooking using supermarket foods (been doing this for years, constantly looking for new products)
Feezer bag cooking Cozy using bubble insulation tape and Velcro, double as back pad in pack