When we last saw it, the custom Commodore Raspberry Pi case my friend Aardvark made for me looked like this:
Despite a few people’s suggestion to leave it as is, I always envisioned the case being painted the same color as a real Commodore 1541 disk drive.
To chose the paint color I used the rather unscientific method of strolling through Walmart’s spray paint aisle and picking one by memory that looked close. Commodore 1541 disk drives tended to change color over time, which actually worked to my advantage. I gave the case a light hand sanding with some 200 grit sand paper and shot it with a couple of coats.
After that dried, I taped up the case…
…and shot the front, darker brown square. On a real drive this is the face plate of the drive.
After that dried, I removed the tape and this is what the case looks like.
And, on top of a real drive.
I don’t have the skill set required to add functioning LEDs to the outside of the case (and wouldn’t want chance screwing it up by drilling holes in it) so I may add non-functioning red and green “dots” to the outside of the case (I was thinking “small, flat, round, clear LEGOs” possibly?). I also plan on printing out the small badge that goes on the front soon as well.