At long last, finally got back to building my case. I have been preoccupied with having a PC at my disposal, so that distracted me a good bit. The colors are Rubbed Bronze, which isn’t quite a black, with bronze metal flakes (Rustoleum collection) with Sea Green (Krylon collection), with some foil tape just because.
Inside, I have a powered Belkin USB hub (thanks Amazon for having it really cheap), extensions for HDMI, power to the hub, power to the Pi, ethernet which is put where the expansion bay was, and dual USB panel mount extensions (still waiting on the last one to come in). I also have a 5mm RGB LED set up from the Mausberry circuit currently running no resistors for a blinding teal lighting when it is on. I also used a good bit of polystyrene (the kinda stuff they use for model kits) to make my various panels and mounts.
What I started with
The guts (just imagine another dual USB extension in there…)
To be honest, I was actually hoping to try and make some to sell, but when you actually get the full list just for the cost to build what I have, before adding in a WiFi adapter and Wireless keyboard/mouse, runs around $200. And then you have to wait on some of the parts to come from China which takes 2-4 weeks, since to be honest, even though the panels took hours a piece, I was also working from not having a proper template to trace for the cut outs (which wouldn’t save much trouble), and with the power of Netflix and Hulu on my side to keep me from getting bored, it actually was kinda fun to make them 😛
I have the original switch soldered to work with the Mausberry shutdown switch, though having to hunt down a better script than what is originally setup with it was a little trouble, but having it fully shutdown from the switch as intended is very nice to have. Had also originally planned to have a reset switch too, but I am happy enough as it is.
It would shutdown too soon to complete all the processes, not sure if my Pi is just slow or the timing was too fast, and I just wanted to be 100% sure everything had come to a stop before it killed the power.