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Raspberry Pi Blade Center / Rackmount (3 rod version)

by Frodotus Dec 11, 2017
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I am brand new to this, I was wondering if something similar could be made for a line of hdd for a server cabinet.

Has anyone designed any of the mounts to double up? Thinking about if you have something like the phat hat or some other hat. I have some pis with nf24l01 antennas on that would be cool to have some way of mounting

I love this design, but it looks the new pi4's are going to need some kind of active cooling. I wonder if there is a way to put some king of fan mounts on the rear of this?

You should check out this remix:

Revamped Pi Rack Chassis

What a nice design!
I would like to ask you if it is possible to gain access to your cad-file for the slot? I would like to remove tree slots at one end and build a new section for a power supply. Again, thanks for your previous files! :)

This is an awesome design. Do you think you would be able to do a remix for an intel nuc board as well? Would be happy to donate for your time

What screws would I use to attach a 3B+ to the cart?

EDIT: Nvm i found some, #4 3/8" work, it would work better if they were 1/4" though.

FWIW, I used some M3x8 button-head screws I had nearby. I drilled the mounting holes on the Raspberry Pi slightly larger with a #32 drill bit, and drilled the holes on the cart all the way through using a #40 drill, which allowed the screw to cut its own threads. The 8mm length screws run through the standoffs and well into the lower layers (about 1mm away from protruding), resulting in a more sturdy mount than stopping at the bottom of the stand-offs.

Links to what I used in case someone wants to be exactly like me... ;)
https://www.harborfreight.com/60-pc-titanium-high-speed-steel-numbered-drill-bit-set-61690.html (often on sale for closer to ten bucks)

Aaugh! This is why you check the remixes before you print a bunch of the original.
Kudos for a cool remix - next rack I'll use this one for sure.


Thanks for providing these files. I'm really new to the 3d printing world. I want to try this project out. If i were to print all of the files provided is that all I need + X amount of carts ..? Is any other files needed? Where can I find the rack file?


If using 19" rack, you need to print:
1 x left mount
1 x right mount
15 x slot
15 x cart

Slots and mounts are then combined together with 3 x threaded rods. (You need to get the rods from local hardware store).

What kind of threaded rod? (diameter) Also how long?