Raspberry Pi Zero Camera Case

by rbray89 Oct 18, 2017
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What did you design this with? Any change you could modify it without the angle?

Fusion 360. The *.step file is available in the Thing Files

Thank you, i tried uploading the .STEP. but i noticed there was no history for the design, is that correct?

No, I'm pretty sure it should have history... Not running windows at the moment, so I can't verify though.

Great design!. Any idea how hot the pi would get inside this case? I want to mount it outside in the Philippines. Direct sunlight on it in the AM. Must be waterproof or at least resistant. I have one mounted in a tupperware type container and a script running every 30 minutes to record the pi's temperature. { That way I'll know when it ovulates... ;) }

Hi There @Ohiojoe,
Have you had any issues with mounting this outside with the heat? Also, have you done anything to modify so that the camera is waterproof?


I like the case, but where did you get the extremely short camera ribbon cable to connect the camera to the PI?

They came with my official Pi zero case.

Thanks for your response.

This one? https://www.adafruit.com/product/3446?gclid=CjwKCAjw7frPBRBVEiwAuDf_LWNwgwonYtzlx5bWsH6ziwOGvy-A7oQdgdk7oVaWVgI9E0o0cla9YxoC3KQQAvD_BwE

The one I have in my official Pi Zero case was about 40mm and i'm not sure there is enough room for a ribbon that large in this case. Maybe I'm envisioning it incorrectly?

That seems to be it. You can also shorten the cables using a box cutting knife to scrape the insulator off the top, and adding kapton tape to the other side to thicken it for the connector.

Any tutorials on this? that would be amazing to see