Ben needed a case for his Raspberry Pi, and decided to go above and beyond the normal case. He integrated a powered USB hub right into the case with parts he had laying around.
This case has the Raspberry and an integrated USB hub, the board takes power source from the same hub and uses it to expand available ports (overall 5+1 ports are free), Power supply is provided from a 5V 1.5A PSU, enough to serve multiple peripherals along with the Raspi. Integrated ethernet connection allows it to connect to the web and usb ports are commonly used for usb storage and a serial to usb adapter (for the serial console).
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