This month we began our series about setting up your own smart home with a Raspberry Pi, which is an English-designed device that is a fully capable computer that’s extremely cheap while having a great set of specs.
However, the biggest problem with the Raspberry Pi is that it turns up pretty basic, all of the components are left out in the open, leading to possible damage and making it hard to keep clean.
There is a way to keep it clean and safe and that is with a Raspberry Pi case.
Here are some of the best:
Raspberry Pi 1,2,3
The official Raspberry Pi 3 case
We used the official case for our Raspberry Pi 3 in our smart home setup series and for good reason.
The official case is pretty great because it is very well made and has been designed to fit the Raspberry Pi Model 3 B and that means that it’s gonna just work as soon as you pop the Raspberry Pi in the case.
It also has a sleek design with a number of sections that can be taken out and adjusted for your needs. It also features a red and white finish with the official Raspberry Pi logo on top.
You can also get it in black and grey if you prefer.
Pi-Blox Raspberry Pi case
The Pi-Blox Raspberry Pi case is pretty awesome.
It is an officially endorsed case by Lego that basically allows you to build up your case and expand upon it with any Lego block that you want to pop on.
There are also holes on the bottom that also allows you to build a platform for your Pi, with studs on the top for building above it.
It is available in black, yellow, blue, red, and silver.
TRIXES Clear acrylic case for the Raspberry Pi 3 & 2 Model B and Raspberry Pi Model B+
The TRIXES Clear Acrylic case is a pretty cool case for the Raspberry Pi 3 & 2 Model B and the Raspberry Pi Model B+.
As the name suggests, it is a clear case that allows you to protect your Pi and secure it with thick acrylic, while allowing you to see through the case if you like that.
It also has access to all of the ports and it includes an on/off switch that allows you to switch it on/off without pulling out the cable, oh and it has a fan on the top.
If you seriously want to protect your Raspberry Pi then you definitely want to think about picking up the GorillaPi case, which is a tough black case that is compatible with all of the Model B variants of the Pi.
It comprises of two pieces of strengthened plastic and is held together by a total of four screws.
SB Components clear acrylic case
If you are still looking for a clear case for your Raspberry Pi then the SB Components case might be a good option for you.
It’s made from two pieces of injection-moulded ABS that clips together quickly and easily.
OneNineDesign touchscreen case
If you are looking for an all in one solution for your Raspberry Pi then this case might definitely be the one for you.
It is OneNineDesign’s case, which is more than just a case and it’s actually an all in one unit that will kit out your Raspberry Pi with a 7-inch touchscreen, while protecting, making it a great option for controlling everything in place.
You can get with or without a case included in black, clear and white.
Raspberry Pi Zero
Official Raspberry Pi Zero W case
And once again, the official case might be one of your best options. It has been designed to fit the Zero W perfectly with a similar design to the Raspberry Pi 3 with a red and white colour finish, plastic design and full access to the GPIO.
To top that off it comes with three different lids.
Pibow Zero Case
We would also recommend Pimoroni’s own case for the Pi Zero and the Pi Zero W, it is made in the UK, it features a clear acrylic top and there’s some extra colour along the sides that really finishes it off.
Oh and there’s access to all of the ports.
SB Raspberry Pi Zero Case
SB Components also make a clear acrylic case for the smaller Raspberry Pi Zero. It’s built with a three-piece injection-moulded ABS enclosure that snaps around the Zero with a design that can be used in a closed or open state.
It’s all secured with 4 screws and can be wall mounted.
Wooden Raspberry Pi Zero case
Out of all of those Zero options, this case is definitely one of our favourites because it features a fantastic design that uses wood to finish off the Pi with a sleek and natural look.