How big should a flexible case be? The question is harder to answer than it seems at the first sight.
Of course you want to make it big enough for all kind of components because today you don't know what you want to insert tomorrow but at the same time it should not be bulky, or it shouldn't be bigger than your actual desktop PC to make sense.
While being able to grow in length to (theoretically) infinite we decided to make the INcase ONE 95mm high and broad. (outer dimensions)
This gives us enough room for the most common boards and extension boards while still looking compact.
For indoor purpose you can turn the connectors to the opening slot on the "front" and make it look like a PC or you can drill holes in the sides wherever you need them. The size fits for boards like the Pi Zero up to a standard Pi size. In the pictures below there are possible drill hole positions marked in yellow fitting to the used boards.
How to make a PC look alike housing. Instead of a camera there could be a nice power button and next to the Pi there is enough room for additional parts
You need HAT's? Here is one possible way to add many of them.
For outdoor use a cable gland is needed wether it is a standard one or the splitable cable gland for assembled cable connectors. Anyway, you will have to look how your board is going to fit best so the cables can get to it.
Here are some examples how you could place your boards and possible gland positions are marked in yellow:
As you see there are a lot of possibilities on how to use the given room inside the INcase ONE.
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