Smart cases for Raspberry Pi B

Design Francesco Rodighiero
PH. Shahriar Shaghafi



Desky Collection

The interest that the world has raised to the Raspberry Pi could doesn’t remain without a solution by the Studio. The panorama of cases for this computer (size of a credit card) is really subject to the play of differences. In particular, the vast majority of cases seem to hide the details and the charm of a technology product  with a worldwide echo.

The  developed project wants to bring the Raspberry in the foreground, and with this collection of cases (Desky Desky One and Two) becomes the protagonist of the desk. Visible but repaired, the computer becomes an integral part of a pencil holder, a simple and elegant chassis locked only by cables. That allow to remain in the designated location.

A new object, out of the box compared to all the cases for sale on market or self-produced. Desky opens a new way of thinking about accessories for Raspberry, this computer in 2012 has sold more than a million units, with peak sales of more than 4,000 units per day. Produce an accessory for Raspberry Pi means to collaborate on a project that aims to deploy a computer not only for fans but also users in the second and third world.

Desky will be soon available online via Slowd, the online platform of Design in KM 0.

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Raspberry PI worldwide:

What’s Raspberry Pi

It is an open source project created by a group of people in the computer lab of the University Cambridge. The first steps have been moved in 2006 with the aim of creating a computer for students costs $ 35.00. The project is now a reality.

It gave birth to the Raspberry Pi Foundation to monitor the development, and the production and marketing takes place in collaboration with RS Components and Element14/Farnell.

Making a limiting description, it’s a mini computer based on ARM v7 processor integrated in SOC (system on a chip) Samsung, the size (but not the thickness) of a credit card (85.60 mm x 53.98 mm). It can be used for different functions and purposes, thanks to the wide range of systems available for Linux-based platform.
The board is designed to stimulate the teaching of computer science and programming to children (given the cost, even for those in the second and third world), giving them an open and stimulating environment. The Raspberry Pi is the perfect tool to expand, create, and implement ideas from real MAKER. In fact they are born and are expanding community development and research that deepen the possibilities of use.

Model B technical infos:

  • SMSC LAN9512 chip that provides a 10/100Mbps Ethernet ports and 2 USB 2.0
  • DC power supply 5V via MicroUSB connector
  • SD / MMC / SDIO memory card slot. Used for storage and for the operating system, programs, etc..
  • DSI interface for LCD panel
  • HDMI 1.3a with type A connector
  • composite Video output with RCA connector
  • connector camera module with a specific room Serial Interface MIPI CSI-2.
  • OUTPUT audio connector 3.5mm stereo jack