Feeds

Chancer punts cig pack case for Raspberry Pi

Holey smokes

High performance access to file storage

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'.

Custom Raspberry Pi case

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

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Nvidia gamers hit trifecta with driver, optimizer, and mobile upgrades
Li'l Shield moves up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, GameStream comes to notebooks
AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'
The Radeon R9 295X2: Water-cooled, 5,632 stream processors, 11.5TFLOPS
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
NORKS' own smartmobe pegged as Chinese landfill Android
Fake kit in the hermit kingdom? That's just Kim Jong-un-believable!
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.