Coffee Cup RaspberryPi Case

There is no shortage of RaspberryPi cases. Plastic, wood, laser cut, hand made or  3D printed, all hobby shops are selling RaspberryPi cases.

There are some real nice free 3D model cases like this screw-less / snap fit customizable Raspberry Pi 4 Case 

Thinking about technology at a coffee shop, I had this simple idea, that a paper coffee cup would be a good fit for a RaspberryPi device.

Coffee Cup RaspberryPi Case

Coffee Cup RaspberryPi Case

The example in the image above shows the evolved device for our previous project:  DIY Home Security System using Raspberry Pi

You can easily paint the coffee cup in any colour you like. Unfortunately our paint does not look that good, it is too dark, the cup was better looking without the paint.

RaspberryPi Coffee Cup - paint

To add some more stability to the RaspberryPi inside the coffee cup, we have used a foam board from dollar store.

Coffee Cup RaspberryPi Case - foam frame

Coffee Cup RaspberryPi Case – foam frame

After some cutting and trimming, the RaspberryPi board is stable inside the cup.

Coffee Cup RaspberryPi Case - foam frame cutting

Coffee Cup RaspberryPi Case - foam frame top

 

Coffee Cup RaspberryPi Case - foam frame top fit

Coffee Cup RaspberryPi Case - foam frame both sides

Coffee Cup RaspberryPi Case - foam frame bump

After the final cutting on the top to fit the usb and network connectors and on the side to fit the power and HDMI connectors, the result is a small computer you can use for coding, playing or a standalone device.

Coffee Cup RaspberryPi Case - connectors

Coffee Cup RaspberryPi Case – connectors

Coffee Cup RaspberryPi Case - computer

Coffee Cup RaspberryPi Case – computer

The drawback of this case is that it lacks proper ventilation for latest models of raspberry pi. Mostly it is a craft to do with your kids.

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