While we’re still looking for a partner that can provide a case for the HiFiberry DAC, here are some more ideas how to modify existing cases:
A HiFiBerry DAC owner built this amplifier with an integrated Raspberry Pi. It has 2 line inputs and the Raspberry Pi + HiFiBerry DAC as sources. Amplification is done by a Class-D amplifier.
One of the HiFiBerry DAC users shows a nice example how to integrate the DAC into a standard case. He removed the onboard video connector and use the space for a phone connector. Really nice work!
If you don’t solder the RCA or phone jacks onto the HiFiBerry PCB, you can use small RCA jacks mounted on the top of an existing plastic Raspberry Pi case. Just drill two holes into the case, mount the RCA connectors, and connect them by short wires to the L/GND/R connector on the Raspberry Pi board. Note, that in our example, there are no video-out, line-out and USB connectors on the board. But this will also work with a fully populated board. We just used one of our test boards where some connectors had been removed before.
I’ve been discussing a lot of electronics and software stuff in the last time. It’s time to get the hands dirty again. Let’s mill a nice case for the Raspberry Pi + HiFiBerry DAC. This is only a prototype in MDF. For the final version I will use beech wood.