Raspberry Pi Model 2: Canakit Case Reset Button Mod

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:

Canakit RPi Case - reset switch - header clearance

Canakit RPi Case – reset switch – header clearance

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:

Canakit RPi Case - reset switch - interior

Canakit RPi Case – reset switch – interior

The end result looks OK, modulo a few scuffs on the shiny black plastic:

Canakit RPi Case - reset switch - exterior

Canakit RPi Case – reset switch – exterior

Yeah, a clumsy swipe could wipe that actuator right off the top; we’ll see how long it lasts…

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