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Snap Together Raspberry Pi Enclosure

by builttospec, published

Snap Together Raspberry Pi Enclosure by builttospec Nov 13, 2012

Description

This is a derivative of my previous Raspberry Pi enclosure that ditches the light pipes and bolt together design for an easier to assemble case with strong durable Delrin clips to hold everything together. It's got fewer parts than the previous case and it's been designed for compatibility with Adafruit's Pi Plate prototyping board.

Many of the mods to this new version where contributed by Thingiverse user RoboLemur.

UPDATE:
This design has been updated to support both models of the Raspberry Pi board (A and B), with custom sides for each and a better standoff design.

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 Opps, pic didn't attach so I uploaded it to this thing.
 It's a bit tight on the SD card side and it flexes out a bit, but it does clip together with the ribbon cable in place:
I don't use the GPIO cable in my PI, but I just put it on to see how it fits, and there is interference with the SD card faceplate.  Keep in mind that this is on the RP printed derivate.  On a laser-cut version, you would have to make a hole there to fix it, or make the box a little longer.  Probably easier to just sand down the end of the GPIO connector.

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Instructions

Features:
- Compatibility with the Adafruit Pi Plate and Cobbler kits
- Fewer parts and easier to assemble than the previous version
- Strong, durable Delrin clips hold everything together nicely without having to juggle nuts or worry about snapping parts by over tightening bolts and everything comes together with a very satisfying "snap"

Cut the black lines and etch the red lines. Clips are 1/8" Delrin, the new standoffs are 3/32" Delrin, and all other parts are 3mm (1/8") acrylic.

More pics and full assembly instructions on my blog here:
built-to-spec.com/blog/kit-instructions/clear-raspberry-pi-enclosure-assembly-instructions

And I've made kits availiable in my store here:
builttospecstore.storenvy.com/products/745661-clear-raspberry-pi-enclosure-kit
I don't use the GPIO cable in my PI, but I just put it on to see how it fits, and there is interference with the SD card faceplate.  Keep in mind that this is on the RP printed derivate.  On a laser-cut version, you would have to make a hole there to fix it, or make the box a little longer.  Probably easier to just sand down the end of the GPIO connector.
 It's a bit tight on the SD card side and it flexes out a bit, but it does clip together with the ribbon cable in place:
 Opps, pic didn't attach so I uploaded it to this thing.
I think the top is missing from your files.  It looks like you have the base in there twice.
 Thanks for pointing that out, I just uploaded the fixed version. I removed my logo as well for those that want to cut their own without mucking with the file.
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