First Short Crust Plus cases on their way!

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First Short Crust Plus cases on their way!

We're glad to announce that the first of the Short Crust Plus cases are now on their way to Pi-Supply!  Shouldn't be too much longer now for those of you who have preordered. We thank you for your patience throughout this process.

We've also put together a video guide showing how to assemble and disassemble the case.  Hopefully you find it useful.  You can find it on the Short Crust Plus page and FAQ section as well as right here below.  


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Production for Short Crust Plus starts!

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Production for Short Crust Plus starts!

Just a quick update post to let you know we've just received the final samples and advised our manufacturer to start production!  We'll post some more pictures of the samples in the coming days but just wanted to share the good news first. 

At this stage, we're expecting to have the first production cases available early in the new year.  We do thank you for your patience throughout this process and can't wait to start getting Short Crust Plus into your hands!

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More samples and expected Short Crust Plus availability

Here are some pictures of the latest Short Crust Plus samples.  We've made a few updates to the part fits, the 'smoke' tint has been added this time and we have received initial samples of our packaging design.  Note the packaging samples are handmade so are not representative of final quality.

We're getting very close to production-ready now but there's just a couple of things we still need to refine before we launch.  We originally planned to make the top cover out of acrylic, however after testing the last samples we've decided to change this to polycarbonate to enhance the long term durability.  As the injection moulding process is tuned to a particular material, we need to make some minor changes to ensure everything fits like it should.  

This means there will be a slight delay, but we thought it was best to ensure we don't compromise on quality. Given these changes, we now expect to be ready to ship by mid December and are very hopeful that any pre-orders via Pi-Supply will be fulfilled in time for Christmas.


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First Short Crust Plus samples

Its been a while so thought it was a good time to give everyone a quick update with where we're at with Short Crust Plus!

We received the first samples from the production tooling and everything is looking pretty good.  Check out the pictures below (the cover is clear as they didn't add the 'smoke' tint for this first sample).  Now we're just waiting on some minor tool changes to be finalized before we receive the next samples - we expect these will be the last ones before we begin production!  

Things are a little behind where we wanted to be right now however we're still expecting to be ready to dispatch the first Short Crust Plus cases around the end of November.

Lastly, the website has been given a fresh coat of paint since our last update.  We've also added separate product pages for the original Short Crust and the upcoming Short Crust Plus.  Hope you like the changes :-)

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Pre-orders for Short Crust Plus are live!

We have some good news!  Pre-orders for our new Raspberry Pi Model B+ case, Short Crust Plus, are now open over at Pi-Supply!  

Each Short Crust Plus will come with a base and extension piece (either Black or White), and a 'smoke grey' tint lid. All things going to plan, we expect to have the first units ready to ship around mid November.

Thanks to those who have supported us so far.  We're very excited to be able to bring our second product to you.  We love the new design and think it looks better than the original as well as being easier to use.  We hope you'll love it as much as we do!

In the meantime, here are a few more photos of the final prototype.  You can also download the full size images here. Keep in mind that as this is still a prototype,  everything should be a little crisper and even better looking with the final version :) 

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