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La Frite Sleeve Case

by Ky3 Jul 3, 2019
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This is not La Frite sized - either of them. I printed one and it's much wider than the La Frite card.

Update: This design is not for the bare board, as I wrongly assumed, but requires the metal base plate.

I assure you it is. Mine is sitting in it right now, as can be seen here. I'm assuming you didn't read the Thing Details, and from there can further assume that you are trying to slot the board in on it's own. That will not work. This sleeve - just like the VESA mount - was designed to slot using the aluminum case - or at least the base plate from it - designed by Libre Computer. This is stated in the Thing Details, and I advocate reading them.

You are correct - my apologies. I will update my original post. I had incorrectly assumed that the case was for the bare board - mine did not come with a metal base plate.

No worries, friend, thank you for updating! If you'd like, I can redesign these to work without the metal cage? The problem with a friction fit like this on bare PCB's, though, is even the boards with the most strict control are not the same size, so even assuming all 3D printers are created equal, all of them creating perfectly accurate parts (Ha!) for many it will be too tight, and many it will be too loose, and very few will be Goldilocks.

Let me spend some time in the CAD space. See what I can't figure out. I have a feeling it will be very different from this, however. I'll DM you when I have something.

Actually, I have ordered the case. It's very reasonably priced (though the postage costs more!) but I will then be able to use the case I printed :-)
Don't spend time fiddling with the design just for me - I'm happy enough with the one I printed, which will be great when the metal case arrives.

That's why I ordered it when they gave the option to combine shipping from the KS. Plus, seeing as I want to use it as an Android OctoPrint slave (As soon as an Android image becomes available...), the extra cooling from the case acting like a heatsink will be nice as I imagine Android will be a little warmer than Ubuntu.

I'll still fiddle with it. As far as I know, I'm the only person with La Frite cases, so I should have other options for people who don't have/don't want the aluminium skeleton case.