Being a Linux box, a Raspberry Pi requires a tidy shutdown, but, because it uses so little power after that, I decided to forego a power switch and just blip the CPU reset line to start it up again. Canakit cases require a bit of flush-cutter hackage to accommodate a crude socket atop the RUN header:
The switch originally had three terminals, but turned out to be SPST NO with one unused pin. Flush cutters and some hot melt glue to the rescue:
The end result looks OK, modulo a few scuffs on the shiny black plastic:
Yeah, a clumsy swipe could wipe that actuator right off the top; we’ll see how long it lasts…
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