It's seven weeks since we launched our Raspberry Pi case competition and with around seven weeks to go, we're taking another look at the projects that are underway in our forums. We've spotted seven projects so far in all shapes and sizes and possibly a first for Raspberry Pi - a water-cooled case too.
Here's a list of all the current entries we've spotted in our forum:
Before we take a look at the projects, here's a quick reminder of the rules and how to enter. You can find more information in our previous update article here.
Competition is now open worldwide
The maximum dimensions of the case are 150mm x 150mm x 150mm (roughly six inches cubed).
You need to allow for the various ports to be accessible
You need to be able to mount the motherboard correctly using the mounting holes (these were added on the latest Rev 2 version)
You need to create the case from scratch i.e. you can’t use an existing object unless it’s for donor parts
You need to complete your case and send us an email by the deadline (see deadlines below)
Here's a case completed last year by Canardwc called RasPi - XBMC Click to enlarge
How to enter:
Start a project log in the normal way in our forum with ‘Rasberry Pi Competition’ at the beginning of the title e.g. Rasberry Pi Competition: Your project name
Don’t forget that as usual, if you’re just planning your project, you need to create a thread in the modding forum first. When you've actually started work, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll move it to the project log forum for you.
You must complete your case by 30th April, sending us an email with the following information:
URL link to your project log in bit-tech's project log forum
A 100-200 word summary of your case (why you chose the design, any special features your case has, are you pleased with it)
Six photos of the finished case (If you send portrait as well as landscape images, you need to include pairs of each- e.g. two portrait and four landscape not one of each or three of each)
First up this month is possibly the most intriguing project we've seen so far - forum use Phame's 'The Wet Pi'. As you probably guessed, Phame is going to attempt to water-cool his Raspberry pi case using one of the smallest pumps we've ever seen, along with a custom waterblock.
Phame has literally just posted these images to his project log so the stage looks set for an overkill-tastic show of eye-candy - and where can we get our hands on that incredibly cute pump? Head over the page to see more projects.