ePIc R2-Pi2 (raspberry pi 2 or 3 case )

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ePIc R2-Pi2 (raspberry pi 2 or 3 case ) by Tripnutz Nov 3, 2017


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Another raspberry pi 2 or 3 case for the collection.

If you cant print yourself or don't want epic logo on the side you can order from here

Insert is self standing if wanted to be used on its own without the cover. It has four csink holes in the base if desired to mount to wall or other vertical surface.

If installing fan and fan cover, install those onto the cover before inserting insert with pi.

Stand is not required. Allows more stability if the case is stood up on end. I also found it is a tight enough fit that you could actually mount the stand to something and the case cover will stay in place.

Uses a 40mm x 40mm x 10mm fan - and still would be enough room for a 1/2" tall heatsink on main cpu of pi.

You also can go without a fan since there is a fan cover to cover the area for a fan.

4 - #5 or 6 x .5" long flat head screws. < -- only required if using fan guard
2 - 3mm x .375 - .5" long screws to attach and align pi in insert. <--- this is not required

I have free models and paid models. Free models are nice but tips are appreciated greatly.

Update 11.5.17 - A user contacted me and said they knocked off the wireless antenna on the pi due to the insert channel doesn't allow enough room for it. Looking into it now. I have removed that file for now. I will reupload shortly.

I have added more relief by the antenna portion of the pi 3. All users should use the R2Pi2 insert R1 to help prevent any damage to their PI. I did not have this issue during prototyping but I could see how it could have happened. You have been warned.

Update 11.30.17 - a user mention the pins don't line up correctly when snapping cover over insert. Added R2Pi2 - Insert R2. This insert is undersized .030 to help with that issue. Looks to work really well to open up more tolerance. I am removing the original Insert R1 to keep the files simple.

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Print the insert right side up

Print the cover on its end - best if the power input of the cover is to the bed.

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Hello again ! Everything printed and it is gorgeous !

Now, for the FAN, is it supposed to blow air out or in ?

In most electronics enclosures the goal is to blow the air out of the case. :) Glad it worked out!

Thank you ! will post the make later today !

First, very nice case ! I've already printed the insert and the fan cover. (need to find a 5v fan ! )

Now, for the cover - what's the best way to print it ? With the HDMI, power and jack against the bed, the other way around or on its side ? Either way, it will need supports, but I'm guessing with the HDMI, power and jack against the bed

Best regards and thank you for the case !

You print it on end. No supports, just a brim works for me.

If you're looking at the model with the fan opening on the right side, and the short tubes on the left rotate it 90 degrees, clockwise. It will be on end with the fan opening closer to the bed. That's how to print this model, no supports.

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This is amazing!

Can I make a request? Is there anyway to make the cosmetics on the outside a separate piece that can be inserted or glued onto the main shell? This way it can be printed in multiple colors.

Would love to be able to have a black shell with red piping :). I'm horrible with painting or I would do that. I'm better off eating the paint than trying to paint something, lol.

This looks fockin' EPIC!!! <3

What das "right side up" mean? Which is the "right side"?

Right side up as in the main picture rendering... You will print it just as it sits so the two long slots in the bottom are against the print bed.

Ok, so the usb ports are facing up?

No, place it on the print bed just like my main picture. The bottom with the 2 long slots goes against the print bed... the usb and micro sd sides are not against the print bed.

ok, i tried it several times before, but it isnt very stable if printed like this, will try again

I have some problem with this desing. The 6 pins that hold the insert in the cover are misaligned and a the insert is too big for the cover. If i make the cover bigger so that the insert can fit in the cover the pins get even more misaligned. Am i missing here something ?

I just uploaded a version of the insert that is slightly smaller around the perimeters of the insert ends. Hopefully this helps your issue.

The new insert-R2 is much more forgiving. I have removed Insert R1 to avoid any confusion.

Sorry you are having issues. It does fit together but I will admit it uses pretty tight tolerance so if your machine is off, you probably will have problems with this print. I have printed many of these and it is tight to press in they do line up. I will look at trimming the insert a little more to help with this issue.

Thank you i will try with the new version !

I want to print the insert, but I am unsure, which is the right side. Is it the one with the USB/Network port or the one with the Air holes ?

Support for camera version?? to use as octoprint server with camera module

There is a slot built in for the camera ribbon cable. I don't use the pi camera for my octoprint so I'm not 100% on functionality.

what does a pi 1 even do

Awesome case. Definitely on the to-print list. Where's fan get its power?

from the gpio pins on the pi

Can you recommend the best orientation for the parts to avoid using supports?

Check out my notes...

Insert right side up..

Cover on end.. put the fan side closest to bed.

Everyone that has previously downloaded, should use the updated insert stl R1 as one user found the previous version knocked of his antenna during install. I have deleted that file and replaced it with insert R1.

I Love this Raspi case... Thank You!!

Holy Steampunk, Tripnutz!
I see a Gold, Bronze and Silver combo in my future.
It is truly EPIC!

very cool design .