Ryan McDonough

Founder, Sometime Artist

CFO and co-founder @Accompany, acquired by @Cisco. Turnaround CFO @Ning, sold to Glam Media. Former seed VC. McKinsey trained. @Wharton School and @Haas School of Business.



Raspberry Wine

This wine box is chock full of everything for my Raspberry Pi tinkering needs, with a perfect fit for a Raspberry Pi 400 on top, 8Bitdo N30 Pro 2 NES-style controllers, Atari Classic Controller joysticks, monitor and piles of cables.
Raspberry (Pi) Wine

All your Raspberry Pi needs in one beautiful wine country box. In order to keep my development box from getting too out of hand, I set the challenge to get all the essentials to fit in one box that could be left in plain sight. Only two screws are visible to give away that this isn’t a standard 3 bottle box.


Raspberry Wine. This build is less construction and more making sure everything can fit – from the Raspberry Pi 400 being able to dock on the top of the box for use, to being able to slide it away and still get the lid to close.

Build List

Raspberry Pi 400 + mouse

10.5 Inch FHD 1920×1280 IPS display

Low Profile Fixed TV Wall Mount (attached to the box using Chicago screws)

180-degree connectors for mini-HDMI to HDMI and USB-C for cable management (routes cables under the screen, past the wall mount)

Shargeek Portable Charger, Storm 2 100W 25600mAh Laptop Power Bank (complete monster)

8bitdo N30 Pro 2 NES-style Controllers (2)

Atari Classic Controllers (2)

Acrylic SD card holder for swapping OS/projects quickly

Felt liner on hand

Lots of cables of different types

Hidden in Plain Sight: All the Mess Stored away
All the Things: Essentials for Work and Play
Ready to Close Raspberry Pi 400 fits snuggly when not in use
Getting Started: Mounted screen with a tiny VESA bracket 
Cable Management: Route cables behind your screen by finding the right 180-degree adapters for the HDMI and USB-C connections.
Felt Lined: Ready to start packing

Raspberry Wine with many varietals. The daily use OS used is Twister by Pi Labs, skinned to look like Big Sur. I keep a set of different SD cards for testing other Linux desktops, dedicated builds, etc, in an acrylic case.

Swapping Cards: Unlike a standard Pi, the 400 has a spring-loaded SD slot, making card swapping easy. By adding clear labels, it is easy to see what card is currently in use before plugging in power.