Pi Tin for the Raspberry Pi - Clear

The Raspberry Pi is everybody's favorite little computer, the last thing that you'd want is for something bad to happen to it. Why not protect it with one of these snazzy plastic enclosures? These cases protect the Raspberry Pi from things like rogue wires that might short it out while still allowing full access to the board! Simply snap the RPi into the bottom half of the enclosure, then snap the two sides together.

The enclosure provides slots to access the peripheral header, USB ports, Ethernet, SD card, HMDI, composite video, audio, CSI and JTAG connectors as well as feet and vents to ensure the board gets proper cooling and plus-shaped wall mounting slots. All of the status LEDs on the Pi are visible through the case thanks to light pipes embedded in the design. This is a really slick case and once you've gotten your hands on a Raspberry Pi, you'll want to snag one of these to put it in!

Note: This Pi Tin is for the Raspberry Pi Model B only and will not fit over the Raspberry Pi B+ or RPi2.

  • 9.5x6.2x2.7cm

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  • JohnMitchell / about 11 years ago / 8

    If you look closely at the pictures you will see there is a lot of attention to detail put into the design. I believe its worth $10 easily. Also an easy way to protect the GPIO pins is to buy one of the GPIO cables and remove the ribbon off of one end and then put the end on the pins.

    • BiOzZ420 / about 11 years ago / 2

      or do the same with an IDE cable and break out the hacksaw!

  • ebird97 / about 11 years ago / 3

    Wow such a nice price point!

  • TwistedTech / about 10 years ago / 2

    It would be nice if there were stack-able. Little notches in the top where the feet of the one above it could go.

  • Why is it called a tin if it is plastic?

  • CF / about 11 years ago / 2

    AHHHH! I needed this last week when the RPi's came in!!

  • Backyard Pilot / about 9 years ago / 1

    Does anybody know if this works with the HifiBerry DAC, phono version ? I'm pretty sure the RCA version would be too tall, but the phono jack version is supposed to fit in most cases. Just wanted to see if anybody knew before taking the plunge (not that it would stop me if it didn't fit.... ;)

  • opensourcerer / about 9 years ago / 1

    Does this come with a raspberry pi?

  • Member #499373 / about 9 years ago / 1


  • Does this case fit the Raspberry Pi model A (without ethernet) or model B (with ethernet)? One of the pictures is for the A and the others appear to be for the B model. I bought a case from another vendor and it ended up being for the model A which doesn't fit my model B Pi.

    • m0j0 / about 9 years ago * / 1

      Did you ever get an answer? I have ordered one of these with my model B, and now I'm concerned that it won't fit. I guess I will post up results later tonight.

      EDIT: My case arrived with my model B Raspberry Pi, and the model B fit perfectly. I'm very pleased with the purchase!

  • Member #413290 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Will this case fit with a Pi Face board attached on top?

    • timb.us / about 10 years ago / 1

      Yes! Well, sort of... You'll need to get a 13x2 female header that has long enough pins as to allow a board to plug into it. I don't think the ones SparkFun sells (below in Related Products) will do the trick. What I ended up using was one of Adafruit's 13x2 Extra Tall Stacking Headers, which have 9.2mm long pins. They're designed to have a 1.2mm PCB stack on top of them, so the boards would't sit flush when I plugged them in; which I fixed by cutting 1.8mm off all the pins (making them all 7mm).

      Now I can keep my Pi safe and still keep the expansion boards on the outside, where I can actually work on them! It's funny, I've been searching for a case that would allow me to do this for quite awhile and it turns out the solution was one of (if not the) most inexpensive products on the market.

      Here's a quick collage showing the case and various boards installed (RaspyJuice RevA, PiFace Digital, Raspberry Icing and a AdaFruit Proto Pi Plate): https://twitter.com/TimothyBrown/status/328382662408564736

  • Fulg / about 10 years ago / 1

    Awesome case, and several orders of magnitude better than that huge red transparent case that came with my Pi. One small nick however: it seems some of them are de-molded rather quickly, so the light pipes can be crooked and not match the LEDs on the Pi: http://i.imgur.com/CqRZBvl.jpg

  • Member #329322 / about 10 years ago / 1

    So, does this one fits the model that's available here or not? =D

    • MikeGrusin / about 10 years ago / 1

      Of course! (And it fits beautifully.) Why would you think it wouldn't?

  • GooseSG / about 10 years ago / 1

    Any idea when these will be back in stock. I have a Christmas gift certificate that I need to spend!

  • Looks and fits beautifully! However it was designed with the revision 1 RPi. It has the same misprint on it that the Rev1 RPi has. It says "10M" on it but it should say "100M". Also there is no opening for P6 which is the reset button header..

  • I own one of these and I love it. I just wish the openings for the micro USB and composite video were a bit bigger. My composite video cable plugs in but won't go all the way. This is the one I have: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033SN3PU/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i01

    Anyhow, these things are minor nuances that can easily be fixed by a Dremel or perhaps an Exacto knife.

  • Hmm... Well Adafruit just got a new product today and it looks identical to this. Hmmmm....

  • Peter6 / about 11 years ago / 1

    can you confirm whether this is suitable for the rev1 and rev2 boards? Or just the rev1 board.

  • VirtualBoxer / about 11 years ago * / 1

    I hope this won't get in the way of the A La Mode.

  • JohnMitchell / about 11 years ago / 1

    Might even be able to use an old floppy cable or IDE cable sitting around with some dremel/razor blade work.

  • sburlappp / about 11 years ago / 1

    For the next batch, please consider leaving a removable knock-out covering the GPIO header, to help protect it from accidental short circuits.

  • Member #27746 / about 11 years ago / 1

    The price is so outrageous as to laughable! 2 bucks fine, 3 maybe, 10 ? ROFL

    • It's costs US more than that, we promise this isn't a case of outrageous markup. This is my favorite enclosure for the Pi so far, some serious thought was put into the way it fits together.

    • crlanglois / about 11 years ago / 5

      What planet do custom cases for anything cost 2 bucks? Some cell phone cases are 40 dollars, and those are sold in volume. Even cheap Chinese knock-offs that break as you're attaching them still cost 10 dollars.

    • MikeGrusin / about 11 years ago / 4

      ??? Plain project enclosures are often more than that, and then you'd have to spend the time cutting out all the openings yourself. We were really happy to find such a nice enclosure at this price.

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Well made box for cheap

Carefully constructed, Pi snapped in with no problem and it's held in place securely--no play. Plus it's cheap.

Right-on design

Does its thing just right ...for my older raspi