Official Case for Raspberry Pi 3 B+
- Product ID: 4056
- MPN: KE-RA129
The first 'official' case from the Raspberry Pi Foundation is here in Raspberry Pi's sleek pink and white! While we've had our own set of cases for awhile now, the Pi foundation's first foray into the case world is an impressive, well-designed effort and definitely what we've come to expect from the folks who made the Raspberry Pi.
The case comes in five parts so you can snap in sides or tops according to how you're using your Pi. If you want a GPIO cable coming out of the top or want to add a hat, there's an impressive pink top with a cut-out in the center for more flexibility. Or, if you're not a fan of seeing your Pi, there's a white lid that conveniently fills in the gap.
This case's smart design and customizability makes it a worthy addition to the Pi case genre!
Using this with HATs is possible but can be a little tricky. If you have a 'slim' HAT, such as the Sense HAT or a HAT or Bonnet with 'short/slim' connectors you can probably just plug it in and use it. If your hat uses 'standard' 8.5mm tall headers as we/most others use, you can use the case by removing the pink and white top parts and just use the bottom/sides. Or, if you're feeling crafty, you can use a 'standard' height hat by cutting off the pink nub on the pink top with a pair of pliers (its easy to do) and then put the HAT on the Pi before placing in the case. Then snap it into the pink top, and snap the pink top + Pi combo into the bottom. (That is, you assemble it top-down not bottom-up). Its a snug fit but it does work.
This product is just the case. It does not come with Raspberry Pi or components. It's designed for the Pi 3 but will also work OK with Pi B+ and Pi 2 if you don't mind that the LED light pipes are blocked (the LEDs moved on the Pi 3)
- 97mm x 70mm x 25mm / 3.8" x 2.8" x 1.0"
- Weight: 46g