A home for your Raspberry Pi/Arduino-based gadget idea

January 09, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Hammond Electronics’ 1593HAMEGG enclosures are board-specific designs that provide a ready-made housing for the Arduino and Raspberry Pi bareboard computers. Available in translucent blue, translucent purple or translucent black, they have been designed to provide an alternative to traditional base and lid designs where the bareboard is mounted inside an enclosure.

In the HAMEGG design the board is screwed into moulded studs located on the top of an egg-shaped base, giving stability and all-round unrestricted access to I/O connectors, frequently-used controls, indicators and expansion boards; it also allows easy installation of EMC shields if required.

Initially, the new cases are configured for the Raspberry Pi A, A+, B and B+ and the Arduino Uno, Due, Ethernet, Leonardo, Mega ADK, Mega 2560 and Yún. Board-specific versions for designs from other manufacturers active in this sector are in development and will be available in the near future.

The platform also provides space for a battery holder for either three or four AAA batteries, and, for added expandability and mobility, mountings are provided for a popular range of interlocking plastic bricks and wheels!

Hammond Electronics; www.hammondmfg.com/1593HAMEGG.htm