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Raspberry Pi case with fan

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Raspberry Pi case with fan by zerocool5878 Jul 15, 2012

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I have tweak this a bit to accomodate a 50mm fan. Also added raspberry cut out to act as the exhaust vent on the top. Modified the original vents making them more round and put them on the bottom.

Update: Moved the video rca cutout 1.2mm toward the headphone jack. I might add some clips at some point too.

Update 7/16: Adjusted fan mounts that should fit all 50mm fans

Update 7/24: I made this 40mm version a week ago but for some reason it slipped my mind and I never posted it. :) I will also replace the sketchup file with one that has both 40 and 50mm tops

Update: 8/24: Some people were having issues with the manifold. I have solved the problem and it seems to be just fine now.

I have update all files including the sketchup file. The new version has double the thickness for the walls so it should be much more solid. I also had to make the 40mm raspberry logo smaller as it was causing the manifold problem.

Thanks to my buddy Chris for helping me with this.

Instructions

  1. Print
  2. Install Fan 50mmx50mmx10mm fan
  3. Install Raspberry Pi
  4. Enjoy
  5. Comment and post pics :)

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Which way should the fan be facing?

I really doesn't matter to be honest. I have mine taking air in but I doubt it would matter in this case if you was removing the warm air instead.

Hi,

do you know how and where on the board can the fan be connected without using a USB port ?

Thanks...

There is a few ways you could hook it up. The most common way would be to connect a 5v fan to GPIO pins. another alternative if you are decent at soldering is to connect +5v
&
amp; GND pins on the connector.

Hope this helps

Can you make a version with a 40x40mm fan?

I would have to make the raspberry logo a bit smaller. I will see what I can do.

I'm trying to print the 40mm top, but there are a bunch of flipped normals that prevent it from slicing correctly in skeinforge. I tried to fix them in sketchup but I was getting weird results. Also I had to run the bottom part through netfabb before it would slice correctly
– there were some holes in the boss on the left side.

I think this version should have it fixed. Let me know if there is anymore issues.

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