The new PVR I built back in May didn’t have a case at the time and though I had lofty plans to make a beautiful wooden case with laser cut lid it turned out to be beyond my skills at the time. Instead I did what any self respecting maker would do and bought a bag of Lego off eBay and built a case using whatever I ended up with.
It was a little tricky as there weren’t many large or even small base plates in the bag but I made do.
The case has a large hole under the motherboard and in the lid, this is to create a chimney effect to help the case keep cool. To start with I forgot to add feet to allow air to actually get to the underside of the case, after I spotted a few high temperature alerts I realised my mistake.