09 April 2013
Want to protect your Raspberry Pi from paperclips and desk clutter, or just give it a stylish coat to shelter it from our so-called British Summer Time? We've got just the thing for you! You can download a free Raspberry Pi For Dummies case to protect your Raspberry Pi (PDF).
To use it, you just print out the PDF, cut it out and then glue it together. There are instructions in the PDF. The main gotcha is that you need to make sure your software doesn't do anything to resize the print-out (beware of 'scale to fit' and similar settings). You can check by measuring the scale that's printed on the template with a ruler - if the scale has printed at the right size, you'll be fine.
This template was based on the original Punnet case designed by Ian McPhee who kindly allowed us to make this variant. It was designed by the For Dummies design team, who have done a great job! The For Dummies series has taught so many people so many cool things over the years, so I consider it a very appropriate brand to go with my Raspberry Pi!
Regarding the book itself, I'm delighted to say that it's out in ebook and in print and it looks marvellous! After all the hard work Mike and I have put into creating it, we're excited that the book is now getting out there and starting to inspire people to get the best from their new fruity friend. Find out more about Raspberry Pi For Dummies, and Like us on Facebook here. I'll add more details on the book soon, but you can get a sneak peak inside by looking at the photos I've uploaded to Amazon.