Me and the RaspberryPi /9
In the last few weeks I received lots of requests about a solution that permits the Raspberry Pi computers to be stacked.
At the current development stage of my case I could simply add some bosses in the cover, so that the bottom part of a second case can be screwed using the bottom fixing holes.
The fixing holes can be used to slide the case back and forth without unscrewing. I dared to add four bosses each part, so that one can choose the sliding direction and the orientation of the computer.
This way the design of the bosses won’t win the “best design” award, but I imagine that the chance to choose how to fix the units is too tempting to be overlooked. Moreover, if you use two opposite holes in the long axis, you can get a not-sliding coupling. Cool, isn’t it? 🙂
The stackable case feature is not compatible with the GPIO aperture designed here: the ribbon cable would come into contact with the bottom part of the upper unity. So I opted for a bigger hole where a connector can be inserted, as showed in the the images.
I can’t say which is the best version of the case: well, probably I won’t never use the GPIO ports, so my “standard” version is this one. But I’m pretty sure that I will make all of them available for printing on Shapeways, so that everyone will be able to choose .
Note: the images in this article are rendering made using Blender and Yafaray. I’m still waiting for my Raspberry Pi computer: I’m confident that I will receive it within the next week, so I will be able to test my early prototype, adjust everything, make a (definitive) prototype and finally release the enclosure for all of you hungry devourer of… Raspberry Pies! 😉