About this project
If you missed the Kickstarter, you can still pre-order at smarticase.com
If you have been looking for a great case for your new Raspberry Pi B+, then I have something special for you. The SmartiPi is an affordable case packed with tons of features. It is a two part, injection molded plastic case which screws together. It also has an optional holder for the official Raspberry Pi camera. The cases in the photos are painted 3D printed prototypes.
I already have manufacturing ready to start building the molds. All I need it the capital to make it happen. The final case will be ABS plastic. Two 2 x 6 Lego® compatible plates will be permanently embedded in the case. The 6 x 10 plate can be snapped off the top to access the inside.
- Permanently embedded 2x6 Lego® compatible plates.
- Included is a 6x10 Lego® compatible plate that can be snapped onto the embedded 2x6 plates. This makes the top flush.
- Screw together construction with 4 screws included.
- 3 holes which line up with 75mm vesa mounts
- Areas in housing for routing through zip ties and/or twine.
- Quick wall mount eyelets on back.
- Stacking features on bottom allow for stacking of multiple SmartiPi cases. ( bottom features are not Lego® compatible)
- Feature on housing can be used with GoPro® mounts (bolt included).
- Holes for DSI and CSI cable routing.
- Compatible with 40 pin GPIO connector (secondary strain relief must be removed, if applicable).
- Visual access to LEDS.
Camera case features
- Compatible with the official Raspberry Pi camera.
- Simple snap together construction.
- Lego® compatible back.
- Two screw holes for mounting.
- Middle hole for using third party gooseneck arms (hole is same size as hole on camera PCB).
- LED is covered by default (could be drilled out).
My name is Tom Murray. I am an Industrial Designer who loves to tinker. I always loved building things, which eventually led me into my profession. My career has let me design products for other companies and individuals. Now I have the chance to design a product for myself and other Raspberry Pi fans.
The Pi is very versatile with limitless possibilities. I am always amazed at the new projects I see popping up all over. It inspired me to design a case that captures the tinkering spirit of the Pi. There are many cases on the market at affordable prices. Even with the variety, I wanted a case with more flexibility. Through many iterations and design refinements, I believe I have struck a balance between functionality and price point. I also believe I have incorporated a set of features which will appeal to Pi enthusiasts. The price of the case is affordable, just like the Raspberry Pi itself.
Even if you don’t back the SmartiPi, please share and appreciate. You can follow us on Twitter @Smarticase. Thanks!
Special thanks to The Pi Shop
We especially want to thank The Pi Shop with helping us out on this project. Please support this great Pi shop.
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Photos and eye candy
What will the money go towards?
The money raised will go to...
- Injection molds
- Molded parts
So you ask..when will I get my SmartiPi case? The estimated delivery date is mid January 2015. We will miss the holiday season but can send you a nice postcard to give as gift. See below.
Will I get the SmartiPi by the Holidays?
Sorry. Probably not. The estimated delivery for the SmartPi is January 2015. But we can send you a nice postcard in time for the Holidays. You can throw it into an envelope and give it as a gift. We will contact you after the campaign to see if you want one sent to you.
I have created and refined sketches and 3d printed prototypes for the SmartiPi. It’s an important part of the design process. In product design, the final product must make sense when it is in the user’s hands.
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Risks and challenges
I have created numerous prototypes to test and validate the design. The product assembly is simple and the part count is low. The only thing I need to keep an eye on is the mold quality and assembly. I feel I have designed out the major risks associated with a project of this scope. There are always challenges though. I need to make sure the mold manufacturer sticks to their schedule.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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