All prices exclude shipping costs and customs/import taxes.
To provide an order of magnitude, shipping to Switzerland and import taxes added roughly 150 CHF to the bill.

Item Details Vendor Amount Price
Electronic components for freetserv PCBs csv file (BOM) 1K
Digi-Key® 4 ≈ 290 USD
Electronic components for a freetserv build csv file (BOM) 1K
Digi-Key® 1 ≈ 85 USD
Tools for a freetserv build csv file (BOM) 1K
Digi-Key® 1 ≈ 86 USD
Aluminum 1U rack-mountable case fpd files 2K Schaeffer AG 1 237.59 EUR

You’ll need to order the following parts in addition to the fpd files:

  • 2 × GLGP1011 Seitenprofil 1, natur eloxiert, Länge: 170,0 mm
  • 2 × GGMS1102 Montageset ISP/B3,0-ZI DIN 7982, weiß verzinkt (one for the side profiles, one for the housing brackets)
  • 1 × GGWS0111 Gehäusewinkel (4 Stück), natur eloxiert
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B V1.1 article digitec 1 46.60 CHF
Sandisk Ultra microSDHC (16GB, Class 10) article digitec 1 12.20 CHF
freetserv PCBs (without stencil) gerber files 230K
order form
smart-prototyping 10 11.90 USD
freetserv LED PCB gerber files 40K
order form
smart-prototyping 5 8.50 USD
0.3m flat ribbon patch cord (UTP CAT6) article Lindy 1 1 USD
  ≈ 483 USD
+ 237.59 EUR
+ 58.8 CHF


In case you don’t happen to have a box full of Cisco console cables lying around, you’ll need to buy some in order to connect your freetserv with all the computers in your rack. Note that the crimp tool and connectors are used to adjust the length of the cables. You can skip this step if you don’t mind the resulting Kabelsalat.

Item Details Vendor Amount Price
Cisco RJ-45-to-DB-9 Terminal Adapter (40×1.5m, 10×3m) article Aliexpress 50 154 USD
RJ45 Crimp Tool article Lindy 1 19 USD
RJ45 Male Connector (8 Pin UTP CAT5e) article Lindy 50 10 USD