Let’s dig into some of the design features of the Spin. One thing ignored by most case designs is cable management. Using a Raspberry Pi usually means you’ll have at least 2-3 cables sticking out each side of the board and although connectors on circuit boards are pretty tough, over time these connections might get damaged from cable strain.
I wanted to take any stress off of these components and transfer them to the chassis which is the strongest part of the case. In reality, the HDMI and power cable turns a full 270 and 180 degrees respectively out the back of the case. That’s why I needed to install several mounting posts to act as supports so that the chassis takes any strain off the board and keeps the cables nice and straight. It’s such a solid design that pulling on the HDMI cable is kind of like pulling on a rope and pulley… it simply unplugs with no damage to the board or connector.