This is a design to 3d print a Raspberry Pi 3 case.
This IS NOT compatible with any previous versions (Raspberry Pi 2 or older)
- This case comprises of a top and bottom half connected by screws.
- Your Raspberry Pi 3 has to be connected to the bottom half by screws.
- Additional mount holes are present on bottom half if you prefer to attach the whole case to a VESA compliant mount.
- Case exposes all the major pi ports: power, audio, hdmi, Lan, 4 USB ports, memory card.
- The GPIO pins are not exposed by default BUT there is a perforated tab here - so if you need GPIO ports too, just pressing down with a flat screwdriver over the dotted tabs.
- Case supports regular size heat sink.
- Case does not support fan.
Four M3 x 6mm sheet metal screws - to attach pi to the case.
Four #4 x 3/4" sheet metal screws Alternative: M3 x 18mm - to attach both cases together.
Four 75mm VESA <---Optional
Being my first design on Thingiverse, I remixed the outstandingly awesome and detailed design by 0110-M-P at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:922740.
That design has multiple designs for both pi 2 and pi 3 as well as great documentation.
The only changes I made were to add a raspberry logo vent on top. And also, additional vents on the side.
If you use a coarse 3d-printing layout (like I did when I printed this), you would have issues with the leaves of the raspberry pi logo not being complete. (see picture) I will fix this soon.
The M3 screw size for connecting pi to case is a bitlarger than it should be. I had no issues but I was very careful screwing the pi on since it did feel tight.
The Pi actually requires M2.5 screws but the holes on this design are too big.
This was a design flaw in the original one - may not get to fixing this unless I am printing more cases.
The led lights in this case are full covered. This should still shine through the plastic.
But when I 3d printed the bottom half of my case in red, I could see the red led clearly. But could barely see the green. I want to make the leds exposed next time.
It works fine now I think I want to expose more of the memory slot.
I am thinking of making a design without the VESA mounts.
So essentially, I downloaded the top half of the pi case design from the original project (that file was rpi2-top_netfabb.stl)
Imported that into tinkercad.com (the free online 3d tool).
Using TinkerCad, updated the design to add the updated top vents with new side vents.
Downloaded it back as an stl file.
And uploaded it back here!
The "rpi3-bottom_netfabb.stl" file was unchanged.