[PRESS RELEASE]Akasa Achieves Raspberry Pi Approved Design Partner Status

4 min readMay 1, 2024

LONDON, ENGLAND, May 2024 — Akasa is delighted to announce its recent achievement of becoming a Raspberry Pi Approved Design Partner. Launched in December 2020, this program (webpage link) is dedicated to fostering connections between companies seeking to integrate Raspberry Pi into their applications and a select list of partners, rigorously reviewed and approved to ensure both technical expertise and commercial proficiency. Akasa is thrilled to uphold its commitment to design, innovate, and contribute to the vibrant Raspberry Pi ecosystem.

Why Raspberry Pi?

At Akasa, we have been collaborating with Raspberry Pi since 2016. We firmly believe in the exceptional suitability of Raspberry Pi products for a wide range of applications, catering to everyday enthusiasts from retro gaming aficionados to robotics enthusiasts and home theater PC (HTPC) enthusiasts. Moreover, they are an excellent choice for commercial and industrial clients due to their availability, affordability, reliability, and ease of use. Whether you are envisioning a gaming device, an Internet of Things (IoT) system, an automation solution, or a robotics project, Raspberry Pi offers the flexibility and functionality necessary to bring your ideas to realisation.

Our Products

Akasa has developed and manufactured a comprehensive range of premium aluminium cases and accessories for the Raspberry Pi ecosystem, including:

  1. GEM Pro — A ‘gem’ of a fanless case designed for the Raspberry Pi 4. Inspired by one of our talented industrial designers who found inspiration while meticulously arranging gemstones at home, the design of footprints of gemstones boasts a distinctive pattern that sets it apart. To maximise, thermal capacity for Akasa’s jewel of a case, we manufactured the case by forge manufacturing technique which provides a much better thermal capacity than our standard aluminium extrusion.

2. Pi-5 Pro — A 5-star fanless case tailored for Raspberry Pi 5. Built upon our acclaimed standard case design, the Pi-5 Pro features symmetrical fins meticulously engineered to maximise surface area, ensuring efficient heat dissipation from the Pi board. Unwavering reliability, durability, and affordability. It serves as the ideal solution for a myriad of applications, including IoT, Digital Signage, and POS systems, empowering businesses with seamless functionality and robust performance.

3. Maze Pro — A premium fanless case engineered for Raspberry Pi 4. Inspired by one of our design engineers who drew inspiration from a fun weekend completing the hedge maze at Hampton Court in the UK. Drawing from this immersive experience, our engineer sought to pay homage to the intricate pathways and twists encountered, translating them into a captivating design for our fanless case.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Akasa as a Raspberry PI Design Partner. We believe their technical and commercial excellence will be a huge benefit to the large and growing number of Industrial customers who want to use Raspberry Pi to power their product.” Quote from Raspberry Pi

Our Expertise

With over 25 years of experience in thermal management across IPC, consumer, and embedded systems, Akasa serves as a leading platform provider for industrial, thermal, mechanical, and electronic design in small-form-factor (SFF) technical markets. Our adept design engineers and technical teams specialises in Telecommunication, IoT, Medical, Smart Automation, and Robotics, boasting a proven track record of delivering high-quality design chassis projects for our clients. Akasa hope to continue to provide our technical and manufacturing expertise with the Raspberry Pi ecosystem with new exciting products and partnerships.

Contact Us Today

If you are keen on discovering more about how

can assist you with your next project, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via email at sales@akasa.co.uk. We are eager to collaborate with you and help transform your ideas into reality with Raspberry Pi.