Cooler Master, known for its PC cooling solutions and cases, has now launched a Raspberry Pi 4 case on Kickstarter.
Cooler Master Pi Case 40 has already raised over $120,000 within a few hours, with the $27 Raspberry Pi 4 enclosure blasting pass the $10,000 funding target in about one hour.
The aluminum case is unsurprisingly a fanless design and exposes a power button to easily power on and off the system without having to remove the power source from the Raspberry Pi. The button also happens to be reconfigurable to any other function so you can run whatever script you please after pressing the button.
The neat part of the design is that GPIOs are re-routed to the side of the case with corresponding IO markings on the enclosure.
The case also comes with a slit to allow both display and camera cables to be routed outside the enclosure, and the enclosure design is made in a way not to interfere with WiFI or Bluetooth signals.
Since several stretch goals have already been met Cooler Master’s Raspberry Pi case will ship with wall/VESA mounts, a free 5V/3A PSU (for pledges with Raspberry Pi 4), and the 3D model for the Pi Case 40 will be published and downloadable for free to anymore.
If you don’t already have a Raspberry Pi 4 SBC, you may also consider a bundle with Pi Case 40, RPi 4B 4GB RAM SBC, wall mount brackets, and power supply for about $84. Worldwide shipping adds about $6, and backers should expect their reward(s) to ship in September right after the end of the campaign.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.