After speaking with other Adafruit fans I decided to purchase an Adafruit Pi Box. But since I don’t like waiting for stuff to arrive, I decided to build my own enclosure out of Legos.
It works as expected though like most of my Lego creations, there’s a little jiggle room. I might fix that with some silicone dots.
Here, I was testing out the enclosure by plugging stuff to it’s multiple ports, watching for any stress on the board.
Here you can see the composite and audio jacks on the left, GPIO vents on the right.
Here you can see the HDMI port.
Now the SD Card slot and the OTG.
Finally the RJ45 ethernet port and the two USB ports.
Easy access to the GPIO pins, jumper wires can go out through the little vents on the side, there is no need to leave the top off (unless I decide to use ribbon cable for some reason).
- It’s solid and flexible.
- It was cheap, very cheap.
- It’s reusable.
- I can’t leave it on the floor, since I’m sure to step on it on my way to the bathroom at night.
The question is, should I build one for my Arduino?