Raspberry Pi 2/3 NES case

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Raspberry Pi 2/3 NES case by Bocklar Aug 10, 2015
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I didn't like the fit and finish on other raspberry pi NES style cases, so I made my own! It took several iterations before I was happy with it, and I think it's good enough to share now! While I didn't use anyone else's designs for the case and made it from scratch in autodesk inventor 2016, even though it looks like some others on here.

It uses a peg system to align the top and bottom halves and to keep the Pi in place. There are no clips used and you don't need screws to keep it together. It just uses the tightness of the dimensions to stay together but can easily be pried apart with a small screwdriver to get to the Pi board. That being said, depending on how dimensionally accurate your printer is, you may have to sand down the pegs, enlarge the holes, etc. to get it to fit.


I printed mine in PLA, 200*c with 0.2 mm layers. Some sanding or opening holes may be required to get the halves to fit. Many people that have built this recommend to increase the lid length by 2-3%. This was not needed for me to print it, but it may help for others.

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This has got to be my favorite pi nes case because it fits my pi perfectly and it's not too big.

Made the lid 1% wider. Fits like a charm. Thanks, great looking model!

Thanks for the tip

Pi camera ribbon cable can be dragged through those lines of venting? Or this case is not designed for camera mounting?

This is by far my favorite NES case design, but would it be possible to get a different format than ipt? I'm trying to do a remix adding a 40mm fan to the top, but my work software (Catia) can't open ipt files. stp/step, igs/iges, .model, and several others would work

I'm printing a 1% and a 2% lid now as the original was just short of fitting for me. Post pictures wants complete.

This case is really nice. I did have to extend the door by 2-3% to get it to fit well. But over all this is one on the nicest case designs I've printed. Great job!

Thank you. Works perfectly with Pi 3

Had to extend the Door by 2% to get it to fit. Still a bit loose so the lid doesn't stay open but I like it like that so I don't have to remember to close it :)

Sliced with Simplify3d and printed using the Original Prusa MK2 i will post pictures when I get home

Nice design and Thanks for the Ipt.

Thanks for the share and the .ipt ;)

If you have a problem with the lid scale it up by .01% works flawlessly for me. it even latches open and closed nicely

printing now. printed the last few nes models .. this looks great

This case is perfect, thanx for sharing.

Excellent design. I also added some text to the front of the lid.

Thank you, I really like your design the best.

First try came out pretty good. My printer made a mistake with one of the vent grills, so I may try again. Unfortunately the door 'nubs' don't seem to protrude far enough for me so the door falls off very easily. I'm going to try reprinting those two parts again. The two halves (and pi) fit together excellently.

Davinci 1.0 Printer (Repetier / Slic3r)

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