Raspberry Pi zero and cam case

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I'm looking for plans for a Raspberry Pi zero and cam case. The problem I'm running in to is that I put a heat sink on the zero and most of these cases don't allow for this. I also only have a couple of ribbons and they aren't very long. I want to use this for octoprint on my anet A8. Thanks for your help in advance.


This is what I used on mine. It already has the hole for the heatsink. I had a short cable laying around, so there was no need to tuck it in when everything was assembled.

Pi Zero W Camera Arm Case
by jctots

I can't be the only person with this problem. I have broken 4 pi cam ribbons now by folding them to fit in these cases. Dangit.

don't fold them flat, the key is to let them loop a bit don't cause a dent. the full-size white cables are a bit of a nightmare for that but the yellow zero ones seem more flexible. you can get short zero cam cables off aliexpress etc.

my design is made with OpenSCAD so you could easily add a cutout for a heatsink (that's really not needed btw!)


edit: ah maybe not, my design has the camera over the cpu!

Pi ZeroW case with screws and CS mount
by sej7278

You mean one like this? https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2910889

Take a gander through the search box.

You could import the model in meshmixer and take a square out of that case to fit your heat sink. Then post the remix for everyone else looking for such a thing.

Pi Zero Cam
by ts2a

Since I'm not using a battery This might work. I'll give it a try. I'm not a design guy but my son is maybe he'll help dear old dad. I also need a good way to mount one. Thanks.

Well, like I said, get yourself a copy of meshmixer, it deals better with STL files than most I've found. You could also try Fusion 360. The basic process for meshmixer would be to import the case file, then make a square with dimensions just larger than your heat sink, then do a boolean subtract/difference of both parts. The box subtracting from the case in round about the right spot. Might take a couple tries to get it right, but it's worth knowing how to modify files.

printed with white abs and spray painted, except the mountains, which were printed in black pla

Thanks, I think that will help.