Raspberry Pi boards are an amazing piece of hardware. To think that a computer with over 1 GHz of processing power would be available for under $40 would have been a fantastic idea even a few years ago. On the other hand, by themselves they do lack a battery backup or even a case to protect it. Cases are a hugely popular DIY project for Pis, but adding in a proper battery circuit is quite a bit more involved.
Fortunately, Tindie has a solution for both problems. We actually saw a glipse of the LiFePO4wered/Pi battery backup unit in our roundup of Tindie products in the Hackaday Prize Finals. It’s a great idea for critical applications, or if you’re running your Pi off of a solar panel.
On the other hand, with a battery next to it, the Raspberry Pi will not fit into a standard case. You could build your own, but Marty Rice has already designed a case designed to fit.
It’s really neat to see these two compatible products listed here, and it would be awesome to see more of products that work together like this in the future!