Raspberry Pi case recommendations

Some firms seem to me to charge far too much for Raspberry Pi add-ons.
There are better value options available. Take the case for example.
When I bought mine it was apparently an Adafruit design manufactured
by piworks in the UK. It was bought on ebay for less than £3 including
postage! They seem to have similar still available (for even less!)
and there is apparently an updated model.
This seems to be the case I bought.
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It has holes for all of the connectable leads, was easy to snap
together and holds the Pi firmly.
As I say I bought mine a while ago and the market has changed. Anyone
else care to recommend a current case to beginners?
James
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James Harris
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I've just bought what I think you're referring to for, as you say, less than £3. Searching on ebay for "raspberry pi case piworks" brings it up.
Good spot.
Another Dave
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Another Dave
I bought a transparent case from CPC. It was about £5. Does the job.
IIRC it was like this:
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Mark
RS/Allied is shipping them in plastic boxes that can be cut and used as cases (although they reccomend against it) it's a pity about the colour.
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Jasen Betts
paint them inside. any color you want.
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Then you cant see the LED lights!
Mine is more a cabinet than a case - routed out of a block of mahogany
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I had to mount a prism on the perspex top in order to see the indicator LEDs
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John Rickman Iyonix
There's a handy place for the backup SD card inside.
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On Tue, 07 May 2013 18:25:21 +0100, John Rickman Iyonix declaimed the following in comp.sys.raspberry-pi:
That's what masking tape is for... Or if you have an artist supply nearby, airbrush frisket (film or brush-on liquid; take a paper punch, knock out a few disks of frisket film, apply them, paint, remove frisket)
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Dennis Lee Bieber
hmm, you'd get a kind of milky candy-apple effect. It's Polypropylene so it'll need a special paint,
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Jasen Betts
They made the red one far too bright. It spoils the whole aesthetic.
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On 8 May 2013 10:53:55 GMT, Jasen Betts declaimed the following in comp.sys.raspberry-pi:
Would the paint used for radio control car bodies do? Those tend to be Lexan.
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Dennis Lee Bieber
dunno, ask the paint maker. Polycarbonate (such as lexan) is harder and doesn't feel greasy like PP.
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Jasen Betts
The ones I've bought have come from SB Components on Amazon; here's a typical one.
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They're available in a variety of colours and seem to get the job done.
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