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DVMega UHF + Raspberry Pi 3 case

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DVMega UHF + Raspberry Pi 3 case by frankwatervoort Feb 9, 2017

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Design for a case for the Raspberry Pi + DVMega UHF hotspot board. Top screws are #6 x 3/8 metal self tapping screws. Inside the case I used #4 machine screws (2 x 1/4 and 2 x 5/8) to secure the board. See my DVMega bracket project for the bracket that holds the DVMega UHF board to the Raspberry Pi.

Update 2/12/17 : I added another top piece where I added ventilation holes. Pick either design based on your needs.

Update 3/4/17 : Tweaked the hole for the HDMI connector and moved it 0.5mm towards Micro-USB connector for a better fit based on feedback.

73! Enjoy.

AB0WV

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Hi!

I just printed one to fit with a Raspberry 3 B+ and a dual-band DVMega.

Perfect, very good design and STL, printed and assemblied "out of the box" :)

Thank you very much for sharing!

73, Yves / F5PUY

Glad you like it, Yves. Thanks for the kind words.
73,
Frank / AB0WV

My biggest & longest print so far. Came out great. Only issue is that the audio jack extends a couple mm beyond the edge of the Pi's circuit board making it hard to put into the case. I filed off a little of the jack and it slipped right in. I also made the DVMega support bracket. Everything lines up fine. Now my hotspot is not sitting naked on my desk. Many thanks. Mark AA7TA

Glad you like it!
Frank / AB0WV

I have just printed one today for my Pi3 and the DVMEGA plug card.
Good job !
Thanks for this 3D part.
Best 73's from Philippe F6BTP

Glad you like it! 73 de Frank, AB0WV

I printed one for my PI 3 and noticed that the SD Micro Card can't be removed as its inside the edges of the case.
Not a big deal to me as I don't switch the SD card out very often.

James

I use tweezers. Works very well. :-)

Great job, fits perfectly! (The hole for the RPI status leds is on the wrong side).
The HDMI port hole had to be filed slightly, but no big deal. Nice design though and I will use it :)

Thanks! What RPi do you have? Does the RPi 2 have the LED's on the other side by chance compared to the 3? (I use a Pi 3 B). I'll adjust the HDMI connector a bit. Thanks for the feedback! 73 de AB0WV

I am using an RPi 2 model B, and maybe thats why the leds are on the opposite side? Certainly not a problem though.....I used #4 self tappers for the lid and M3x5mm screws for the Pi.

Thanks! I'll update the HDMI connector a bit. It was a tad tight on my end as well. I used #6 screws for the top, which worked well for me.
73 de AB0WV

I didn't notice the two sizes of screws in the description until now. Thanks for sharing the design!

Thanks for sharing. I just posted my make. I only had a few small issues:

  • I had to file the HDMI connector some for proper fit.
  • 4-40 hardware worked well, but was a little loose on the main case screws. Internal screws were fine.

Thanks!

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