Still not too sure how to house your awesome Raspberry Pi B model? Don’t worry, [Timothy Giles] has got you covered! He’s just finished this very sleek open source PIvena case for anyone to use.
Why is it called the PIvena? He’s basing it off of [Bunnie's] Novena project which is a hobby-based open source laptop! For more information you can checkout the recent interview we had with [Bunnie] himself!
Anyway, back to the hack — it features a laser cut case which has plenty of room for the Pi and any additional hardware you want to add. Like the Novena, the screen also functions as a lid, opening up to reveal the electronics, allowing for easy tinkering. All the files can be acquired over at Thingiverse, and he has assembly instructions available on Instructables.
Besides being open source, which is the name of the game over here at Hack a Day, [Timothy's] also written up an excellent summary of some of the design challenges he had during the project’s creation — one of which was making his own hinges, which took several iterations to become the following:
For more juicy design tips don’t forget to check out his blog!