Place the Lisiparoi on the Berry Black case in the place you want it – make sure you allow enough room around the outside so it is not too close to the edge. Draw around the Lisiparoi with a pencil – this will be our reference point so we can work out where to start drilling and filing. Take a look at my photo for reference:
We will need to cut out a few points in our case – we’ll need to allow a space for the headers (so we can connect the Lisiparoi to the Raspberry Pi’s GPIOs), and a square hole for the Raspberry Pi Camera Module. We’ll also need to drill small holes for the nuts and bolts to secure the Lisiparoi to the case. All of this will involve a little trial and error, butremember – you can always cut more, but cannot put back what you’ve removed!
Start with the mounting holes – I did this by simply placing my Lisiparoi on the case in the place I wanted it, and then carefully drilled through the case using the holes in the Lisiparoi as a template. We can refer to these holes when marking out the holes for the camera module and for the headers.
You should now have two small holes in your Berry Black case and a penciled outline of your Lisiparoi. We can now drill small holes for the header – if you take a look at my photo, you can see that the header holes are a few millimetres away from the bottom edge of the Lisiparoi – again start small and increase the size of the holes as you go along (if needed) – it doesn’t have to be exact, millimetre accurate hole as your Lisiparoi will hide everything once in place.
Drill more holes to the approximate width of the Lisiparoi header, and then use a small file to square-off the hole, fine tuning it by checking with the header in place until it fits nicely.
Now we need to cut a hole for the Raspberry Pi Night Vision Camera Module to fit through. I drew around the module (in the same way I did with the Lisiparoi) to mark the dimensions, and then drilled several holes ON THE INSIDE EDGE OF THE OUTLINE (otherwise the hole will be too big) – this will make cutting out the hole a lot easier! This is what mine looked like after I cut out all the holes.
I then CAREFULLY used my sharp knife to cut out the hole – it doesn’t need to be surgically neat, as we’ll file it down later.
Once the camera module hole has been cut out, use the small file to square-off the hole again, checking that everything fits nicely.
If you’re happy that everything fits nicely, it is now time to start assembling the case using the nuts and bolts provided, securing it to your case. If you haven’t soldered the headers onto your Lisiparoi, do this first but make sure you solder them so that they are on the inside of the case and pointing downwards so you can attach your jumper cables to your Raspberry Pi’s GPIOs once fully assembled.
Connect all your cables, including the ribbon cable for your camera module, and then screw the lid on your case and then you’re done!