I want to order a RasPi soon, because it is very interesting. Well, I informed me about the RasPi and now I know: I want definitly a RasPi. Now, I have a older case of a 3.5" external enclosure, which I don't need anymore. I thought: I can use it to hold the external USB drive and the RasPi itself. The case already have a hole in a size of a default LAN-jack. I might need to take the RasPi out of the case, when I want to test or do something else with the RasPi. Now the problem: How should I wiring the LAN-jack to my RasPi? I don't think that frickling with a cutted piece of LAN-cable would be a good method. So, what do you think? How could I create a good wiring?
There are a range of pre-made RasPi cases on the market, as covered in This article. I bought a clear one from element14 a while back but they have since gone up in price, adafruit also stocks a range of RasPi accessories but if you look around you can probably find a local distributor close to where you are.
I just grabbed a audio cassette box and cut the needed slots using a small saw. I recommend to glue some tape on the cutting zones, not only to mark the cutting places, but also to helps to avoid breaking the plastic when cutting.
Its a simple case, but easy to build and manage. grab a transparent cassette box and you have a pretty case for free!
This is not my case, but its a reference:: http://diogenesclubarchives.blogspot.pt/2012/10/thinking-inside-box.html
Well, this IS my case, but I think higuita has an excellent idea to use tape to protect the edges of the plastic when cutting holes in the audio cassette case. I used a Dremel tool and it did not take a lot of time or skill. Just a willingness to sacrifice a Peter Frampton cassette.