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Pi Pan RTP by AVIES Tech is our economical aluminum Raspberry Pi case that is Ready-To-Paint. User design contest inside! Read more

Kansas City, MO Hardware
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This project was successfully funded on April 14, 2013.

Pi Pan RTP by AVIES Tech is our economical aluminum Raspberry Pi case that is Ready-To-Paint. User design contest inside!

Kansas City, MO Hardware
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About this project

Pi Pan RTP by AVIES Tech is a ready to paint version of our standard Pi Pan Raspberry Pi case. The unfinished enclosure has a pebbeled look from the deburring tumbler, which is used to smooth sharp edges and corners. You can leave the case as it is or paint it however you like. Four rubber feet are included and lid screws are available in silver or black. You will specify which color screws you want in the post-funding survey. Recommended steps for painting will be available soon online. Assembly instructions are available HERE.

Creative Paint and Customization Contest

We want to see how creative Pi Pan users can get with our new Ready-To-Paint case. A contest will be held for the most creative or exciting customization. The winner(s) can choose from an assembled or unassembled Gertboard, Pi Face or a Raspberry Pi. The contest is only open to Pi Pan RTP Kickstarter backers and full details will be available near the project end date.

Pi Pan Accessories

Our Pi Pan case has a variety of accessories that are almost ready to manufacture. We will offer extended security lids, fixed position mounting brackets, quick disconnect mounting options, server racks and more. Check the original Pi Pan Kickstarter project or contact us for more information.

Manufacturing Process

Each case is punched from sheet aluminum, folded, mounting hardware installed, then tumbled in deburring media. They are inspected for tolerance or bur issues and bagged for shipment.

Project Goal

The ultimate goal of Pi Pan RTP is to provide a low cost, customizable Raspberry Pi case for schools. We are willing to sell Pi Pan RTP at near cost to schools and districts that place a bulk order. Schools with metal fabrication classes can even have students design custom mounting brackets and apply the final finish. We think this is great way to get more students involved and interested in the Raspberry Pi.

University of Kansas logo with faux oil paint brushed finish
University of Kansas logo with faux oil paint brushed finish

Risks and challenges

Human error during the production process could reduce the amount of cases available. Damage during shipping could be another cause of delayed fulfillment. We always order 5-10 replacement cases to cover such incidents.

We will provide updates often and answer questions as fast as we can. If you are on the fence, just know maintaining our reputation at AVIES is a number one priority. If things go wrong, we will end the project and start again.

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FAQ

  • Domestic backers can purchase multiple cases by adjusting their total pledge amount. Add $13 each for 1-4 cases and $12 each for 5 or more cases. We will offer a similar deal for international backers on our website after the project is complete.

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Funding period

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