About the SmartiPi Touch
The SmartiPi touch is a recent Kickstarter success. It is a case and stand for the Official Raspberry Pi touch display (display not included.) The display is secured into the case with four screws. A Raspberry 3, Pi 2, B+ or A+ is then enclosed in the compartment on the back of the case. A simple door covers the the Pi when it is in the compartment. The ribbon cable that comes with the display connects into the Raspberry Pi DSI port. The stand has a pivot that allows you to adjust the angle of the screen. Read more at Kickstarter.
LEGO on front or no LEGO on front
You have the choice of not having LEGO compatible studs on the front of the case. Some users like the idea of a smooth front. Please specify at checkout. The LEGO attachment plate will still be on the back.
HAT boards can be attached to the back of the case, adding even more functionality. They can be secured with screws to the door.
The dual micro usb splitter cable allows you to use a micro usb power supply to power the display and the Raspberry Pi at the same time.
To change the SD card, you open the door on the back and sap the SD card out.
It has an adjustable angle which allows you to position in whatever way you wish.
Our handy setup video will walk you through setting up your SmartiPi Touch. It’s super easy.
Garagetech.tips has also put together a handy guide on the setup.
The case is extremely thin in profile. Check out the mechanical drawings here.
We even have 3d printable accessories available for the case. One example is this back cabinet that you can mount to the back of the case to put your own components. You can download accessories or get them printed here.
The case includes our popular LEGO compatible camera case that works with Pi camera version 1 and 2. It has a lego compatible back and can attach to the case on the back lego plate or the front if you choose to have LEGO compatibility on the front.
We also offer a cool GPIO extension cable that you can route under the case. You can then interact with HAT’s at the front of the case. Click here to learn more.
The case also has threaded 75mm VESA mount holes. Use m4 screw to mount to common monitor VESA mount brackets.
The stand folds completely parallel with the case. This allows you to mount it to a surface.
The included small metal screw mounts allow you to mount the case with a minimal footprint. There are made out of aluminum with two screw holes. Use them to screw the case to any surface.
The pi can be held in with the door or with the two provided screws. Holding it with the screws keeps your pi exposed to tinker with.
Please be aware that the HDMI port on the Raspberry Pi is not accessible.
You can even cut out the knockout in the door with a razor blade and use heat sinks with the door.