These Raspberry Pi enclosures are designed to give you maximum use of the Raspberry Pi board. Designed to allow viewing of the status LED's as well as proper airflow to keep your Raspberry Pi cool.
I own several Raspberry Pi Model B's and the case (MCM Part #: 83-14473) for those B boards and have been very pleased with them. That case did set my expectation level for this new case.When I acquired my first Raspberry Pi Model B+ I purchased this enclosure, hoping it would be of the same quality and I was not disappointed. It took a bit of patience to open the case and get the Pi seated properly. When I finally got it together, I wasn't able to easily insert the micro SD card, as it required more digital dexterity than I could muster. As I was anxious to try out my B+, I reopened the case (which is a tight fit and took a bit of doing) and inserted the micro SD card before putting the board back into the case. However, being concerned about the fit and not wanting to damage the card, I did widen the opening for the card with a knife to ensure it cleared the opening. I really like the rubber feet provided, but miss the security of having the four screws that came with the 83-14473 case. However, the tight fit makes the screws unnecessary and since I do not plan to add anything else to the board, I now have a nice case around my B+ board --- that for my purposes, I have no immediate plans to reopen. All in all, I am very pleased with the case as it is great case at a reasonable price.
This case surprised me with its simplicity. It had (not advertised) a mounting for the Pi Camera which fits perfectly. It also has slots for a GPIO extender and both the camera ribbon (for external mount) and the display ribbon. It is the smallest Pi case to date (due to the B+ not having projecting connectors).Overall, an excellent case for projects that don't require add on boards. My only criticism is that it can pop open a little too easily.
When I ordered this case, I figured it was going to be somewhat cheaply made. To my surprise it wasn't! It was actually very well made. The case also comes with the camera mounting screws and rubber feet which was a nice touch. The board fits nice and snug and everything lines up perfectly.The only problems with this case I can see is that when you finally close the top on the bottom, it's a bit hard to get the case back open. Also I wish they made this case without the camera mount and just put vent holes in the top. I use these for media centers and will never use a camera in them.I like them so much that I've bought nine so far..
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