Me and the RaspberryPi /2
If you are looking for the final release of the case for Raspberry Pi, maybe you are searching for this page.
It’s been not an easy task, because the board has been designed for the minimum dimensions and cost, and some choices are not suitable for a good design for the case.
As an example, the position of the USB connector is too prominent related to the network connector, and a different RCA video connector could have been chosen, so that its axis was at the same distance as the audio plug from the PCB.Moreover, some holes could be provided to fix the board to the case using screws; a robust fixing method would be desirable in such a little PCB with so many cable connections, while I had to invent a snap-fit assembly.
All the images are renderings made in Blender and Yafaray. I’m waiting for a real 3D printed prototype from Shapeways; and I’m waiting the “announcement” from RaspberryPi staff, so that I can buy my own board to test this case.
After that, I’m planning to make it available for printing on my space on Shapeways.
As you can see from the last image, the case was designed taking into account the possibility to make it by injection molding, so that it could be a (rightly) cheap case for a cheap computer!