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Extra height version of Pi Box

by grayal, published

Extra height version of Pi Box by grayal Nov 21, 2012

Description

This is an extra height version of Adafruit's Pi Box so that there is room to add a RaspyJuice board over the GPIO pins with extra slots for the servo leads and power leads to fit in.

The RaspyJuice is an 'add-on' board for the Raspberry Pi which makes it easy to power by battery and drive servos. See http://code.google.com/p/raspy-juice/ for more details.

I had it cut by http://www.razorlab.co.uk so the .svg file is on their template and design guidelines.

Based on:

Adafruit Pi Box - Enclosure for Raspberry Pi® Computers

adafruit.com/products/859

Adafruit invests time and resources providing this open source design, please support Adafruit and open-source hardware by purchasing products from Adafruit!

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Instructions

I started from the Adafruit template (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:24461) and modified it for inkscape (to mm) as per the comments there. I extended the height and added some extra slots.

After having it laser cut in 3mm acrylic (http://www.razorlab.co.uk) it just slots together in the same way as the original (http://learn.adafruit.com/pi-box)!

Issues:

There are a couple of issues with the current design template that I'll fix on next version:

  • The case is very tight, probably as a result of the conversion on import.
  • A couple of the new slots need adjusting in location slightly now that I've tried it with wires.
  • I haven't tried the text etching so was cut without.
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