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PiQu by Azariel

PiQu by Azariel

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Summary by Azariel

Project PiQu started from the desire to create a cheap and unobtrusive little media center. This meant looking for materials that fit better in a living room environment than the usual shiny plexi. As it would almost have to become a piece of the furniture I decided to treat it as such and use a soft fabric and filling material to make a cushiony exterior.

As part of the unobtrusiveness I wanted to hide as many of the connectors as possible, but still be able to fit a WiFi dongle and a USB hub in it (for added ports). To solve this issue I split each side of the cube into 3 separate sections and attached magnets to the cube so they would snap right into place. As the magnets are placed all around the perimeter, every cushion-segment can be placed both horizontal and vertical allowing a lot of different options to open up or hide certain connectors when needed.

The end result: a small cushiony cube, simple and unobtrusive from the outside, but highly flexible from the inside!

Raspberry Pi Case Competition Voting PiQu by Azariel

Raspberry Pi Case Competition Voting PiQu by Azariel

Raspberry Pi Case Competition Voting PiQu by Azariel

Raspberry Pi Case Competition Voting PiQu by Azariel

Raspberry Pi Case Competition Voting PiQu by Azariel

Raspberry Pi Case Competition Voting PiQu by Azariel