OK so does anyone remember the HP DC5100 & 7100 SFF computers from the mid 2000's?
I loved working on these machines. All snap together, easy to work on and the lid slide forward and off when you pressed two buttons on the front sides.
So now I present to you the:
Morninglion Industries RPI-SFF Workstation!
That's right, a HP Small Form Factor style case with room for a Pi, a PSU, a USB hub and some other junk. It uses a 40mm fan on the front to blow cooling air on everything. It's tall enough Pi hats can be used inside!
Included is a set of files for a popular cheap 7" 1024x600 HDMI touchscreen linked below. The Screen PCB Spacers go between the PCB of the screen and back cover of the screen bezel to press the LCD forward into the bezel.
The case is 140mm deep by 130mm wide and 60mm tall.
The screen legs are 80mm from the foot to the center of the mounting hole.
The bezel for the aftermarket screen is 180mm wide by 130mm tall and about 19mm thick at the thickest point. It uses 4 x M3x18mm socket head bolts to secure the screen.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation official 7" screen bezel is 200mm wide by 120mm tall. It is 12mm thick around the edges and the cover on the back with the screen totals 19mm thick. It uses 4 x M3x10mm screws to secure the screen.
This fits a Raspberry Pi 2 or newer or any other SBC with the same footprint.
Inside the case there is a 75mm x 122mm area for power supply and other things ahead of the Pi.
- Next to the RPi is a 40mm x 60mm area for USB and Ethernet wires to plug in.
Things I used:
Yeah it's not a Pi but it's the same exact footprint, so it fits here! By no means do you need these exact parts, it's just what I used!
I added a version that uses the official Pi 7" screen too.
Because it is meant to have internal connections there's space for Ethernet and single USB on the sides and a dual USB on the front for easy access!
Why no power switch or button cutout?
Well there's so many options to be honest I figured you and I could just drill the hole when we figure out what switch to use!
There's files for the lid and screen legs with and without the pegs and holes. For a snap together finish with the monitor secured on top use the holes and pegs versions!
For mounting the legs to the screen use 2 x M4x20 screws and nuts.
I mounted the Pi with 4 x M2x10 screws.
See pictures for usage!
Thank you, like, share and enjoy!
It's printing now...