Raspberry Pi Original Shipping Case Mod

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Introduction: Raspberry Pi Original Shipping Case Mod

About: A restless creative. Builder of things sheet metal, wood and web.

Mod the original Raspberry Pi shipping case (from RS) into a usable case with a hand rotary tool.

1. Put your SD card into Rpi and snap the Rpi back into the shipping case. Close the case.
2. Align each external inputs (power supply, HDMI, USB, ethernet, etc) over the appropriate outlet on the outside of the case.
3. Trace the outline of each external input with a scoring tool or pen. Remove the Rpi from the case.
4. Use your hand rotary tool with a cutting bit and a grinding bit to remove the outline on the case until each external input can plug into its outlet.

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    13 Comments

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    dasimpson1981

    I don't know why they did not make it like that in the first place

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    Wayfarer
    Wayfarer

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I thought the same - a wasted opportunity.

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    dasimpson1981
    dasimpson1981

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I still feel they could of placed a few parts better like hdmi rca and 3,5mm jack on one side and the other sutt on the opersit side of the hdmi etc

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    ahead
    ahead

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah, that would have been a better board design layout. And it would make it easier to create beautiful enclosure cases instead of the square variety.

    now i have a safe way of running my pi! shweet idea!..
    to bad i have 2 pi's and 1 case..
    i wonder if you can fit the 2 in there :-?

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    XOIIO
    XOIIO

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Good repurposing, but the work "hack" is thrown around to much today.

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    temper
    temper

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Hey! I thought of that first! I should get credit... Oh, you actually DID it - ok fair dues...

    Well done!

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    dasimpson1981

    mines quite heavy modded now rca removed as rc3 would get red hot and no output lan chip removed so now only 1 usb port gpio pins removed only tall thing left is the 3.5 mm jack and not sure iff ill keep that yet

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    Lucky7x7
    Lucky7x7

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Nice use of what would have likely become trash.

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    ahead
    ahead

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks. Yeah, glad I did not throw it in the trash since it stared at me for a couple of months.