The black ABS potting box was recommended on the forum of the official Raspberry Pi website. It suggests that the enclosure is ‘so perfect that the Pi fits snuggly in it with only enough “wriggle room” to fit it with the holes drilled’. Some slight modification of the box is required to provide access for the ports and connections of the Raspberry Pi board, but at just 80 pence the box (Rapid order code 30-0732) and the lid (Rapid order code 30-0756) represents one of the most competitively priced cases now available.
The interest and demand for the Raspberry Pi has been extraordinary since it was launched at the end of February. However, as is widely known the board of the pocket sized computer is sold without a housing. Many users, such as in educational environments, will prefer to work with the naked board because of the insight it provides into circuit design, although much creativity has been invested in designing stylish cases for the RPi, with materials ranging from LEGO to wood and cardboard.
Paul Hemming of Rapid commented: ‘I am delighted that one of Rapid’s own brand potting boxes makes such an excellent case for the Raspberry Pi. This enclosure is designed to house circuits and electronic assemblies so while it has obviously pre-dated the Pi itself, this usage merely confirms the flexibility and adaptability of these ABS enclosures. It is also fantastic for Rapid to be associated with such a popular and important product.’