Secret Book Case for Raspberry Pi

Today we are going to make a case for your raspberry that looks just like a book.

This Instructable will allow you to make a case for the Raspberry that looks exactly like a book.

For this instructable, you will need:

  • a book bigger than your Raspberry Pi
  • all-purpose glue
  • a paint Brush (not in the picture)
  • a rule, pen and paper to draw where to cut the book
  • a cutter

The choice of the glue is important as it will determine the finished-look of your book. Prefer transparent, non-reflective glue that will not alter the appearance of the book once applied. I personally used DEMCO Mat Podge, All-purpose glue.Secret Book Case for Raspberry Pi

Step 1: Preparation

Once you have all the required hardware, start by taking the dimensions of your books and the ones of your Raspberry Pi. You can draw them with a 1:1 scale on paper so that you can prototype it more easily.

Leave some space so that the borders are thick enough. I kept 0.75 inches for each sides.

Be aware that you will have to cut holes later for the cables. You can already draw it now if you prefer. We will do it in a few steps here.

Step 2: Cutting the inside

Once you draw where you planned to cut the inside of the book, you can start to cut it using the cutter, cutting pages 5 by 5. It might take a while, but the more precise you are, the better the result will be! Start cutting from the back since you do not know exactly how many pages have to be cut to fit your Raspberry.

Cut the pages, try to fit your Raspberry inside from time to time and see if it fits. If it does not fit, continue cutting pages until it does.Secret Book Case for Raspberry Pi schematic

Step 3: Gluing it all

When the Raspberry fits in the book, it is time for some gluing!

Take some glue with your brush and start putting glue on every sides of the cutted pages, inside and outside. Put enough so that the pages get a little bit wet (not too much!) and the glue get sucked into the paper.

Once over, put some weight on the closed book to compress it and let it dry for a day. You should obtain a result similar to the one on the pictures.

 

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