Chancer punts cig pack case for Raspberry Pi
With the Linux-based Raspberry Pi now available for purchase, punters have started to push their own home-made chassis for the case-less computer. But one opportunist is touting this customised cigarette box.
Yes, you can bid on eBay for this craftily engineered Marlboro Light packet from one 'Hackneywhacko'.
Fags a lot
When I say craftily engineered, I mean, he's poked a hole in the top and described it as a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a collector's item alpha-prototype case".
The creator also highlighted the foil backed paper lining which "may or may not stop your weirdly small computer from bursting into flames".
Unlike the Raspberry Pi, the container was made in a British manufacturing facility, he says, before assuring potential buyers that it will make you look very cool.
Unfortunately, neither the cigarettes nor the computer are included with the case.
The 'recycled' custom case for Raspberry Pi Model B can be yours for a fiver, including P&P, although we suspect if you keep your eyes peeled on the floor next time you head to the shops, you'll probably find all the materials needed to make one yourself, absolutely free of charge.
Not that that would bother HackneyWhacko, who tells one inquiring punter that they can "can stick your dick in the mashed potato" for all he cares. ®
Thanks to Paul M and John C for the tip
I would have been very surprised if it hadn't already been tried, however it still doesn't detract from the fact that I would still try it. I'm not a great believer in being told things can't be done or that others have tried and failed. I like to fail for myself. If I'd gone through life not doing what others had said was a waste of time trying and having a certain amount of luck, I wouldn't have had the rather excellent life I've had, even if I do say so myself.
Re: Re: Which version?
"...they taste like camels arses."
Don't all ciggies taste like shit? They sure as hell smell like it.
Re: Re: Altoids
"Unfortunately that's already been tried, and apparently the curves of the tin are a bit too restrictive to let the PCB fit in."
Not to mention you get sued by apple for the rounded corners.
should always be housed in crust.
A curious approach to a product that appeals to the roll-your-own brigade.