Oct 182014
 

Soft Rock Software will, as usual, be attending the annual RISC OS London Show, which takes place one week from today. And at this year’s show – for the first time in many years – it will be possible to buy one of Soft Rock Software’s own products: a RiscPiC-mini case for the Raspberry Pi.

The RiscPiC is a range of 3D-printed case designs for the Pi, with a distinctive RISC OS-flavour to them: They are designed as a tribute to the iconic RiscPC, which had its 20th birthday earlier this year, celebrated with a delicious RiscPC cake at the Wakefield Show.

There are currently two cases in the range:

  • The standard RiscPiC, designed to accommodate a Raspberry Pi Model A, B or B+. The case exposes the front and rear connectors, but is wide enough that those found on the left and right sides of the Pi remain internal, thus allowing anything connected to them to be fed out through the rear of the case, which measures approximately 12cm wide, by 10cm deep, by 3cm high.
  • The RiscPiC-mini is also designed to house a Model A, B or B+ (though the first batch will only comfortably accommodate the A or B). This case is a compromise between the look of the standard RiscPiC, and the size of the Raspberry Pi, so that all of the connectors on the Pi are accessible from the side on which they are found. The RiscPiC-mini measures approximately 6cm wide, by 10cm deep, by 3cm high.

The standard case is, sadly, not yet available – the latest design isn’t without fault (resulting in the top and bottom not fitting together neatly), but the latest prototype, showing that fault, will be on display at the show.

The RiscPiC-mini, however, will be available to buy in very limited numbers, with a show price of £27 including VAT (discounted from £30).

You will also find the usual selection of games to play, such as Floopy and Quicksand, and applications to discuss, such as WebChange and Seek’n’Link – so why not pop along to the Soft Rock Software stand!

The London Show takes place at the St Giles Hotel, Hounslow Road, Feltham, TW14 9AD, with the doors open from 11am until 5pm, on Saturday, 25th October, 2014. Entry is £5, with under-16s getting in free.

See you there!

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