What would happen if an iMac and a MakerBot Replicator married and had a kid? I'm not entirely sure, but I imagine it would look a little like the LittleBox. Currently in Kickstarter mode, the LittleBox is a buid-it-yourself kit that lets you transform your Raspberry Pi mini-PC into a full-fledged all-in-one desktop computer.
The LittleBox kit comes with 60 laser-cut wood parts (giving it that chic DIY look), an LCD screen, various components and wires, and more nuts and bolts than you'll know what to do with. All you have to do is bring your Raspberry Pi.
To say that some assembly is required would be a gross understatement, though, as you have to put the whole thing together yourself. Still, it looks like a fun—if tedious—weekend project. If you want one of your own, you can go support the Kickstarter project, which will be open for funding through August 8. A pledge of £135 ($205) and up will get you your own LittleBox, though at that level, you'll have to wait until October 2014 to get one. Pledging £150 (around $226) will get you a LittleBox kit that will ship in October 2013.
If you don't want to wait that long, though, and you have access to the required tools, you can build your own now by following the LittleBox project on Instructables. Good luck, and happy building!
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