Raspberry Pi Media/Gaming Box – Final Thoughts

I drilled out holes in the top on the sides of the lid on the sides. I also drilled a few holes in the center of the bottom. In my head this seems like a good way to promote air circulation. If I’m wrong, I hope that someone who understands the way warm and cool air interacts to create circulation will correct me. There’s little feet on the bottom to help prevent scratching and to allow air to come in through the bottom.

USB and HDMI Ports

USB and HDMI Ports

Nintendo Box Power Switch

Nintendo Box Power Switch

If you’re familiar with Linux you can look into some of the great projects that support the Raspberry Pi to get the unit going:

I’ll be posting a tutorial on how to set up your Raspberry Pi at some point. So bookmark Byte Junkie and keep an eye out for that. Any one who wants to join the Byte Junkie initiative or just wants to say hi, sign up and join us in the forums!

Raspberry Pi Media/Gaming Box – Parts List

Parts List:

  • Official Nintendo DS universal hard case
  • Raspberry Pi 2
  • 4 GB micro SD card
  • External USB hub
  • Non-powered, low profile USB to SATA adapter
  • 5v power adapter >= 2a and plug that fits tip
  • SPST rocker switch <= 0.625″ width, 1.25″ height, 0.828″ depth
  • Plastic gears or low profile stands (used for mounting boards)
  • 22 gauge wire
  • HDMI port saver
  • Velcro
  • Hot glue

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Raspberry Pi Media/Gaming Box Nintendo Style

This weekend project is modifying a Nintendo DS case to house a Raspberry Pi. This awesome box is a energy efficient, fully functional media center, retro gaming, and basic computer. If you’ve never heard of the Raspberry Pi, do yourself a favor and check the Raspberry Pi out.

The Case

Nintendo Box Overhead

Nintendo Box

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