Raspberry Super-Pi case with mounting ears #30DoC Day 20

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Raspberry Super-Pi case with mounting ears #30DoC Day 20 by RichRap Jun 20, 2012
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I modified the great case by HansH to have mounting ears, some support for the SD card and get a better fit on everything, make it slightly thinner plastic and a covered USB connector as it looked a bit ugly just sticking out the top and back of the original case.

It also clips together a little more positively and has better alignment for the connectors.

And finally it has an experimental optical light guide for the on-board LED's

    • Seperate Top and Bottom Stl's added - 23-6-2012 *


Print it out and give your Pi a new home.

It's not in OpenSCAD, it was all done in Sketchup.

Sketchup files and other lids added Aug 2012 :)

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Can you upload the sketchup file for the original rasberry lid? It's ok if it has the base in it too. Thanks!

I'd love to see this, too, if it's not too much trouble.

Thank you for sharing your design. I have a problem with it: the tabs on the top that fit into the bottom of the case are too wide/thick and the part of the top that goes on top of the SD card is too wide, so I had to use an X-acto knife to trim it. Any ideas what the problem might be?

Different pi's use slightly different parts. Some will have wider SD card slots, for example. For pi cases you often need to print it out then tweak the original files until it fits yours.

No I don't, I have printed a few of these now and the only minor tweak is to allow the light guide a little more room as it touches the PCB, apart from that they all seem to fit well for me.

Thanks for sharing your design Rich. Printed great at .3 with Slic3r.

Wonderful case. Printed nicely on the Solidoodle 2 at .2.

The first attempt on Printrbot was a failure :(

If I just print  RichRap_Raspbery_Pi_Case_Bottom.stl & RichRap_Raspbery_Pi_Case_Top.stl, is that all I need?  Thanks very much.

hi was wondering if the top piece could be uploaded without teh pi logo on it

sorry for the delay, I have uploaded a blank top and also one with bubbles, as you may want some ventilation, enjoy.

Also uploaded the sketchup files for the base and lids.

I printed this out in 1 go with the Replicator ... very nice! I did notice that the USB socket has a little white plastic piece on the bottom side that makes the case gap a little. Is this just my Pi or do others have that?

Well done!!

BTW - Does anyone ever upload the source files or just STLs? I've not seen any easy ways to tweak STLs :(

Hello, it could be the LED light guide's ? they could do with being 0.3mm lower I think.

I always try to upload the Sketchup files for my projects, but I'm having some issues with this model that means I needed to run it through Netfabb after exporting from Sketchup, so I decided to try and fix them in the Sketchup model before uploading.

I need to make a few minor changes and try ag
ain to fix the export issues, and I'll upload it. :)

Hi RichRap,

I printed out the case using the top and base set and for some reason the holes in the side are the wrong way round. Looking from the front (Raspi logo the right way round) the DVI connector is on the right and the audio and composite connectors are on the left.

I printed using printrun/pronterfa
ce and used slic3r.

Any ideas ?



RichRap - in reply to buks

Hello, The only thing I can think of is that you have the X carriage going in the reverse direction (the end-stop on the wrong side? / reversed in firmware) if you have that everything you print will be reversed in the X plane.

I can't think of any other way that the part is mirrored.

Print something else that isn't symmetrical and check it comes out the right way around.

This problem is quite common, I had my first machine printing backwards until I printed an extruder body and realised.

buks - in reply to RichRap

RichRap - of course ! I can't beleive I didnt think of that ! I probably have the Y axis the wrong way round too !

Excellent case by the way - looks good in bright red PLA (despite my reverse x axis problem).



I have a Printrbot, with limited printing size. Would be nice to have this split into a top and bottom print.

No problem, I have uploaded separate top and bottom parts. :)

Great job... like the sdcard support and that light guide 8-)

Thanks, one day I'll get around to learning SCAD, you did a fantastic job on the original version, especially the RPi Logo.