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Raspberry Pi fresh from the case

Raspberry Pi finally has an official case just three years after the first model went on sale.

The low-cost, pocket sized Linux based computer has had unofficial enclosures made for it since Model A was released in February 2012, but manufacturing and design issues have delayed the release of an official one.

Designer Kinner Durfort was chosen to produce six main designs and 20 secondary, before three were chosen to be created as prototypes. The design was then refined until the case, named ‘Construct’ was settled on.

The case will cost £6.60 and will be available to buy from a number of online stores in the UK.

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The company settled on Dudley-based T-Zero to create the moulding tool for injection moulding and, after a long process, an official case is ready for release.

Gordon Hollingworth, director of software, Raspberry Pi Foundation, said: "So in conclusion, it’s not just plastic. It’s about design, love, attention to detail, accuracy, iteration and overall damn hard work!"

The miniature computer has become extremely popular, with over 3 million units sold, due to its versatility and compatability with existing Linux software.

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