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Pi Plate Raspberry Pi EnclosureMCM Part #: 83-14273  |  Bud Industries Part #: PP11593

Pi Plate Raspberry Pi Enclosure 1.3 stars from 2 reviews.
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< These patent pending enclosures are designed for use with the **Raspberry Pi microcomputer (not supplied) and to accommodate changes in component location on the board as well as the potential addition of components . The enclosures provide protection, flexibility and ease of access to all components with quick snap-in installation. The round version has a twist-lock cover and a central wiring access hub with cable management. The rectangular version is open on all four sides for direct access.>

Product Description

Design Features

  • Available in two affordable styles -- The PI Sandwich and The PI Plate
  • Designed to accept current version of Raspberry PI microcomputer
  • Accommodate changes in component relocation on the PCB as well as the potential addition of components
  • Geared for hobbyist and students to allow ease of access while experimenting Easy snap-in installation of PCB
  • Made of durable and impact resistant ABS with attractive translucent raspberry color
  • Patents (61/613,970 and 61/613,967) pending for both enclosures
The PI Sandwich
  • This is a rectangular version and consists of two identical halves that fit together
  • It has windows on four sides for direct access to components
  • Windows have built-in slots to accept user supplied cover panels
  • Well suited for users who frequently connect and disconnect from the PCB ports
  • Optional silicone band will be available in future for covering windows and allowing user to easily create custom cutouts
The PI Plate
  • This is a round version and consists of a base plate and an easy on/off twist-lock cover
  • Well suited for desktop users
  • Ideal for users who need frequent access to the GPIO Headers (auxiliary 26 pins)
  • Four posts allow snap-in assembly of the PCB
  • This version fully encloses all components without the need for any cutouts (Right angle connector may be required for HDMI and USB ports, alternatively you may want to remove the computer from the clips and let it “float” inside the enclosure. Click here for details)
  • Centrally located access hub with integral cable management feature
** Raspberry Pi is a trademark of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.


Catalog Number

Style Drawings

External Dimensions

Inch / [mm]

Internal Dimensions

Inch / [mm]










PI Sandwich












[60] 4


PI Plate












[38.0] 6

Product Reviews

  • "Too Small for Cables!" by raspi_user on 5/21/2013
    Overall: 1 out of 5

    The interior dimension is way too small to connect cables to the Raspberry Pi! Even with all 90 degree angled cables, the fit is very, very tight. The power supply is fine with an angled cable, but Ethernet and HDMI will not fit!! I ended up cutting a new hole on the side of my enclosure (near the Pi's Ethernet port) to route my cables. Do not buy this enclosure if you plan to operate the Pi with any cables connected!

  • "Looks great but doesn't fit" by disconn3ct on 11/26/2012
    Overall: 1.5 out of 5

    It looks cool, but there is not enough clearance for cables. HDMI has to be severely bent, usb ports are worse, and even the ethernet only has about 1/4" of cable exposed before the wall. (If you look at the manufacturer's youtube, you'll notice they never have a pi in the case - they just show it off empty. I suspect it was manufactured based on published sizes and not tested with an actual unit.) The idea is great, but it needs to be at least 1/2" larger in diameter. (The clips/slots that hold the board are perfect, fwiw, and the cable management underneath is cool if you can use it. Without the top - just the plate part - it works pretty well.)

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Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:0.4 lbs.
RoHS Comp:Yes
Warranty:365 days
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Length:7.5 in.
Width:7.5 in.
Height:3 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No
Catalog Pages

MCM Cat 56, Page 330

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Mfr. Info

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Mfr. Name:Bud Industries
Mfr. Part Number:PP11593