In the spirit of really cool looking electronics, I'm happy to introduce the Ballistics ProtoHack Pack. It's the answer to portable hardware hacking cases! Open up the blacked-out ballistics case, and inside there's a DoubleWide ExtenderShield, with two mini protoshields for circuit prototyping. There's space underneath, and plenty on top for circuits.
Here's one of my favorite pictures I took tonight, with two red mini protoboards. I almost can't describe it... it brings tears to my eyes :)
The white on black also looks really slick:
I just showed it to some friends, and I can attest that it adds a "wow that's cool"-factor to any standard circuit. Everyone wanted to hold it, and open and close it. I'm thinking the next thing it needs is a sensor that detects when it's opened or closed :)
There's something very aesthetically pleasing, and Feng Shui about circuits lined up in the case:
And here's a shot of the TouchShield Stealth sitting inside the case:
In this shot, you can see the Lithium Backpack that I placed underneath. You can put two batteries underneath, and wire power from the batteries up to the prototyping space on top. It just works:
The only thing I haven't yet worked out is how to fit the Arduino underneath - since the USB type B port sticks out just a little too far. I'll keep experimenting, but in the meantime it's become my new favorite show-and-tell.
You can choose white, red, or black protoboards with the Ballistics pack, over at the store.