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Raspberry Pi Emulation System Case

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Raspberry Pi Emulation System Case by WayGroovy Sep 16, 2013
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Raspberry Pi case, inspired by my favorite 80's video game console.

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http://imgur.com/a/gJryW

I was inspired by http://redd.it/1m2y4o to create a low-cost retro console case for my raspberry pi. After a few hours in sketchup, this is what I had come up with. I ordered my first print from a local printer on http://makexyz.com

3 days later, I picked up the print at our local Fab-Lab.

The print quality was high, but PLA still has some limitations. There are grooves from the print in places. The buttons look good, even if they aren't functional (yet).

I purchased paint color-matched at a local hardware store.

I've added this thing to tinkercad and created an alternate STL for those with Raspberry Pi's that do not have mounting holes in them.

https://tinkercad.com/things/0MuL9p2vUvG-raspberry-pi-nes-console-case

It is not really optimized for tinkercad, as I created it initially in sketchup. I should get around to fixing the entire item in Tinkercad soon.

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If you print using the individualized files (top_fixed.stl), the top is missing the indent for the hinge. It is fine if you print using the file "raspberry_pi_nes_console_case.stl" I didn't see this mentioned anywhere.

Nice Model M in the background!

I love the case but I have to say the federal 52's look amazing in the last picture!!!

Great its the model Ive been looking for!!! how bout a super nes model??

cool design. here are some problems i found, but nothing that is a deal breaker:
the rear mounting peg is either about 3 mms off the mark or the rear panel needs to be adjusted.
there is only one hole for mounting the door. i drilled out the other side.
it's hard to get an adapter that will fit the power outlet. i was lucky to have a really small micro-usb cord. it's able to fit in the front and run through the case and out the composite video hole. a simple fix would be to lift the mounting pegs 2 mm. it would give enough room to fit a standard cable in the front (but it wouldn't look as slick as a routing the cable out the composite port).

Thanks for catching that mistake. I'll clean that up in a bit.

I am back-feeding power through a powered USB hub. Not the cleanest way, but I didn't want to spend money on a ribbon cable adapter to get power to the micro-usb in front.

Please post internal pics of how you mounted the pi inside. Thanks!

http://imgur.com/a/gJryWhttp://imgur.com/a/gJryW Theres a pic in there, my pi has holes, I recently found out most do not. I'm working on editing this and cleaning it up in tinkercad.

I am just learning how to edit .STL files, and as such am not capable of making changes to your design, which is actually pretty good. I would however recommend a few minor modifications. The first of which are the pegs, which are a tad too long for those of us who do not wish to drill into our Pi boards. If you had a separate file option with those scaled back a bit, that would be perfect for most users. Secondly, the power port is blocked by the case. A clever solution to this, would be to make a small micro USB sized whole at the power button, thus the power button is now the power source. Other than those two little bits, this is by far one of the coolest Rasp-Pi cases I've come across, and unlike the other, larger versions, my Solidoodle 2 can actually print this one!

Is a super case for my raspberry, but it is impossible to power with the micro-usb connector ;(

How exactly is the Raspberry Pi supposed to fit in there with those big pegs through the middle? Does yours have holes in it that mine doesn't?

I was working on a very similar case. Thanks for making this, now I don't have to!

I saw the post on Reddit and loved it! Hope to print one out this week, will post up once I do!

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