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Raspberry Pi Desktop Tower Case
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I setup a Raspberry Pi 3 to experiment with ROS, OpenCV, and whatever else I felt like looking into, and I wanted a desktop case for it. I started trying to duplicate the look of the Intel NUC stuff, but ended up doing a "micro" version of a desktop PC tower case.
The basic specs for the setup are:
- Raspberry Pi 3 with WD Pi drive (314GB) as the boot disk. (No SD card at all)
- Pi camera
- Adafruit audio amp driving stereo speakers (Okay, they are a bit close together.)
- Pi and HD LED's moved to the front panel.
- Adafruit 128x64 OLED display and four buttons. Used for menu system to start stuff, show status, and reboot/shutdown system.
- All Pi USB & Ethernet ports brought out to panel mount sockets.
- Pi serial console port connected to USB serial adapter on back panel.
- Variable speed cooling fan, speed based on CPU temp.
- Raspberry Pi logo on case side.
- Clear removable window on other case side.
.3mm 2 extra shells
The Pi logo overlay is printed at .2mm with 1 extra shell and 20% infill. All the other pieces as above.
- Raspberry Pi 3 with WD Pi drive and camera
- 6" USB cable for Pi drive: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812423073
- 12" USB to panel mount: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200475
- Two 6" USB tp anel mount: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812228774
- Adafruit Perma-Proto HAT for Pi: https://www.adafruit.com/product/2310
- Adafruit 1.3" 128x64 OLED display: https://www.adafruit.com/product/938
- Adafruit Stacking Header: https://www.adafruit.com/product/1979
- Adafruit stereo amp: https://www.adafruit.com/product/1552
- Adafruit 12" F-F jumper wires: https://www.adafruit.com/product/793
- Adafruit 6" F-F jumper wires: https://www.adafruit.com/product/266
- Adafruit RtAng 3.5mm Stereo to Pigtail: https://www.adafruit.com/product/1700
- 6 pcs 3mm x 10mm cap screws (To attach USB panel mounts)
- 25 pcs #2 x 3/8" screws (To assemble case & Pi/drive mounts.
- 8 pcs #2 x 14" screws for display and Pi
- 4 pcs #1 x 1/4" screws to mount the camera
- 4 pcs #2 x 1/2" screws to mount the feet
- 4 pcs #1 x 3/8" screws to mount the fan (Can use hot glue)
- FTDI UM232R USB to serial module (For Pi serial console): https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/ftdi-future-technology-devices-international-ltd/UM232R/768-1019-ND/1836397
- 5" of CAT5 cable
- Crimp on RJ45: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ideal-RJ-45-8-Position-8-Contact-Category-5e-Modular-Plugs-25-per-Card-85-346/100012932
- RJ45 wall plate jack: http://www.homedepot.com/p/CE-TECH-Category-5e-Jack-White-10-Pack-5025-WH-10/204410618
- Two 29mm Mini speakers: https://www.radioshack.com/products/radioshack-8-ohm-mini-speaker
- Four SMT switches: https://www.radioshack.com/products/spst-12vdc-smt-tact-switch-1
24: 5V 40mmx10.5mm fan: https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/orion-fans/OD4010-05MB/1053-1202-ND/2621107
- P2N2222A NPN transistor, or equivalent.
- 1.5K 1/4W resistor, leaded.
- 1N4001 Diode
- .1" header socket: https://www.adafruit.com/product/598
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