The camera module is a delicate looking piece of kit, so after placing my order I was instantly scanning the web looking for something to house it in. A few of the usual options came up, but thanks to the popularity of the Raspberry Pi there are now a lot of weird and wonderful casing options out there.
My pick was a new case made in Wales from OneNineDesign – the Pi Pod.
The case has clip sections at the bottom to hold your case about 5mm off the deck, whilst still allowing you to access all of the ports on the board. The case is made of 2 injection moulded parts that clip together, holding the pi in place with no movement – it’s a nice snug fit.
There are some nice details on the case too, such as the raspberry logo on the side (part of the injection mould, not a sticker) and the well thought out cut-outs for the HDMI and audio connections.
Here’s a quick video of me unboxing and fitting the Pi into it, as well as the matching case that is also available:
All in all I’m very impressed with the case, especially as it only sets you back £2.99 on Amazon .
I’ll soon be doing a few blogs on creating a time-lapse camera, and I’ll definitely be using this for some of the indoor projects I have planned. Watch this space…