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dec 28, 2012

sweetbox case for raspberry pi computer

‘sweetbox’ case for raspberry pi computer

 

 

using the raspberry pi as a platform for developing ‘sweetbox’, paris-based designer alexander xanthakis created a translucent polyamide enclosure for the credit-card-sized single-board CPU that plugs into your screen or TV and a keyboard. conceived with the intention of stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools, the miniature 35usd computer runs linux with support for an HDMI video output, ethernet connection, RCA, 2 USB ports, a sound card, and an SD card slot to run the system, but comes without a protective case, making the internal components vulnerable to damage. by adding structural strength to the raspberry pi, the device is given extended life and makes it easier to transport without breaking parts.

 

the ‘sweetbox’ is currently seeking funding on kickstarter.

 

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raspberry pi foundation receives an INDEX: award 2013 for raspberry pi, a credit card sized, and highly affordable computer that can be used by people, especially children, all over the world to learn programming.

 

 

sweetbox front 3/4 view

 

 

sweetbox rear 3/4 with ethernet and USB views

 

 

sweetbox kickstarter video

 

 

 

(left) plugged and loaded raspberry pi, (right) stock raspberry pi without case

 

 

case prototypes

 

  • Hi there,

    We received a lot of demands concerning the GPIO. It is difficult to know exactly how many person would be really interested by acquiring a Sweetbox with a GPIO access.

    So we decided to develop a second version of the case that will have this access.

    It means that all backers, if this project is funded, will have the choice at the end between a case with or without a GPIO access; this second version remaining obviously at the same price.

    We are taking a risk, because a third injection mold has not been included in our budget, which is tight considering the quality of material and finish that we want to offer to you, but at the same time we hope that it will boost the funding of the project and we think that it would be totally unfair for the persons who backed and preferred the first version to be forced to take the second one.

    We started to work on the design of the access and we have not yet decided how it should be, either it could be a slot (but it would mean that you will have to open the case to change connections), either an opening on top of the GPIO location (meaning that you could put and remove connections without opening the upper part of the case, but the Raspberry pi won’t be as well protected from liquid or dust). All your suggestions and ideas about it are more than welcomed.

    We will make another update in the forthcoming days to present you the solution that we believe will be the best for users and the design of the case.

    Further updates will follow with photographies of Sweetboxes in color. We are also working on the material that we will use for those collections, we want them to be as mat and beautiful as possible.

    A gigantic thanks to all of you who already supported us!

    Thanks also to share and spread, as you know we need it,

    Take a look at the FAQ,

    Happy new year and all the best,
    Graspinghand

    Graspinghand says:
  • you can now buy it on graspinghand.com

    Graspinghand says:

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