You know we love the Raspberry Pi, but one of the first things you should do when you get one is find a decent case for it. A good case will keep it safe, keep the ports protected, fit nicely into your build project, and add a little style at the same time. This week, we want to hear about your favorite Pi cases. We're opening the field pretty wide on this one. We know that many of you use your Raspberry Pis for different things, so different cases do apply. However, we're hoping some of you have a few that the community will love enough to rise to the top five. The call for contenders is closed! To see which of your nominees got enough support to make it to the top five, head over to our hive five feature, the five best Raspberry Pi cases! Don't forget to cast your vote for the all-out winner! Let's hear your vote in the discussions below! To cast your vote, follow these guidelines: Follow this format for your vote, including the bold print. If you don't, it won't be counted: … [Read more...] about What’s the Best Raspberry PI Case?
Best raspberry pi case
If you have a Raspberry Pi and big plans for it, one of the first things you'll need is a case for it. There are tons to choose from, but some offer durability, port access, easy-access to the board, and style. This week we're looking at five of the best, based on your nominations. Earlier this week we asked you for your favorite Raspberry Pi cases, and you responded in droves. We opened the door to all kinds of submissions, and even though these five below got the most nominations, make sure to head back and check out the others. That said, here are the top five, based on your votes: The PiBow Case The PiBow is, by many, the unofficial official Pi case. It's actually a line of cases for the Raspberry Pi, all of which are both stylish and functional. The PiBow Rainbow (also available from Adafruit) was the case that officially earned the nod here. It's crafted from seven layers of colorful acrylic, fits your Pi snugly without rattling, and has a clear acrylic top and base so you can … [Read more...] about Five Best Raspberry Pi Cases
You’ve never been short on ideas for Raspberry Pi cases, but now there’s an official created by the Raspberry Pi Foundation itself. It’s a solid looking case that’ll only cost you about $9. As you’d expect, the case is made of plastic and will only work with the Raspberry Pi Model 2, A+, and B+. The best feature (aside from the price) is a removable top that allows you to add accessories, including the camera board and the Adafruit PiTFT touchscreen. The sides also come off so you can get access to the GPIO. You can grab one from MCM Electronics, Newark, and Allied in the U.S. right now (or the official store, element14, or RS in the UK), with more retailers on the way. Raspberry Pi 2 Case | via Raspberry Pi … [Read more...] about The Official Raspberry Pi Case Protects Your Tiny Computer for Just $9
When the Mini NES was announced, we dug around for the best 3D-printed case that we could find. DIYer daftmike blows that one out of the water with a case that actually accepts cartridges. As you’ve probably come to expect at this point, the whole system is powered by a Raspberry Pi with RetroPie installed, but this one goes way beyond that. There’s also an NFC reader here that scans the 3D printed game cartridges (you’ll need to make those too) and loads up the game. Don’t worry, there’s no actual software on the cartridges, it’s all just for the spectacle. Even the controller is 3D printed and made from scratch using an Arduino. This is the epitome of over-engineered, but it’s also awesome. The best part is daftmike documents the whole process, from creating the case to making the controller, so you can do this for yourself or just take inspiration from some of the simpler parts. NESPi - My NES Classic Raspberry Pi Games Console | … [Read more...] about This Mini NES Raspberry Pi Case Accepts Micro-Sized Cartridges Too
Six years after the release of the $35 Raspberry Pi computer, demand remains as strong as ever, with sales on track to pass 18 million boards anytime now.While the Pi's initial success stemmed from it being a budget board packed with enough computing power and features to perform tasks ranging from controlling robots to running a media center, its enduring popularity results from its strong software support and extensive community, who help newcomers and have created a wealth of tutorials and guides.Also: 'We thought we'd sell 1,000': The inside story of the Raspberry Pi Photos of the Raspberry Pi through the ages: From the prototype to Pi 3 A walkthrough of every model of the Raspberry Pi to be released dating back to an early prototype in 2006. Read More But the Pi is not alone, a broad spectrum of single-board computers exist: some similar to the Pi, some budget bare bones offerings and others more expensive but packed with improvements.The quality of these boards varies … [Read more...] about What are the best Raspberry Pi alternatives? Everything you need to know about Pi rivals