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Stacking Pi Case

by CongoJoe, published

Stacking Pi Case by CongoJoe Aug 14, 2012

Description

I really liked the Adafruit Pi case so I made my own version.

It will stack tightly and has both a full legnth top and a shorter top for use with the slice of pi board by Ciseco goo.gl/566lk

This version is drawn from scratch in draftsight rather that from the Adafruit file here (I actually didnt see it on thingiverse until after finishing the basic layout so figured I may as well finish it).

The etched logos in the photos are all from thenounproject.com with the exception of the Raspberry Pi Logo.

Its designed to be cut from 3mm material. Personally i like it in wood :)

Prototyped at the wonderful Nottingham Hackspace nottinghack.org.uk/

Build photos here goo.gl/oEH5c

Icons
thenounproject.com/noun/ethernet/#icon-No456
thenounproject.com/noun/power/#icon-No94
thenounproject.com/noun/usb/#icon-No140
thenounproject.com/noun/sd-card/#icon-No1073
thenounproject.com/noun/computer/#icon-No115
thenounproject.com/noun/speaker/#icon-No1898
thenounproject.com/noun/television/#icon-No416

Attached zip has icons flipped for etching in acrylic

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i downloaded the wrong file... whoops.
anyway the file with the big box around it should be taken off. it confused me and i spent a good 30 minutes trying to figure out wtf was up.

ok i have a problem here. i was printing this out when i noticed that there was a big box around the case actually cutting through the case. i looked on the computer and somehow an invisible box was surrounding the case. any suggestions?

Great case! I've done a few of them now in 3mm Baltic Birch plywood.

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Instructions

**Update - Added A4 version for cutting two cases from a single A4 sheet of acrylic**


Ive included three versions.

One normal for cutting in 3mm acrylic, one reversed for cutting in plywood (etches need to on the outside with wood and inside on acrylic) and a final one for cutting 2x pi cases from a single sheet of a4.

Instructions Complete assembly instructions available at Adafruit:
wiki.ladyada.net/products/pi-box

Extra tips/things to consider

Make sure you clip the usb side end plate first and make sure the top side of the end plate is all the way over the hooks before fixing the bottom hooks on.
Acrylic is hard but also brittle, it's a tight fit so if its not on right and you force it the clips could snap off.
Also it comes with two top plates, a full size and half size one for using the gpio

Enjoy

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tgramith11 on Oct 21, 2013 said:

i downloaded the wrong file... whoops.
anyway the file with the big box around it should be taken off. it confused me and i spent a good 30 minutes trying to figure out wtf was up.

tgramith11 on Oct 21, 2013 said:

ok i have a problem here. i was printing this out when i noticed that there was a big box around the case actually cutting through the case. i looked on the computer and somehow an invisible box was surrounding the case. any suggestions?

raster on Nov 5, 2012 said:

Great case! I've done a few of them now in 3mm Baltic Birch plywood.

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