3D Print a Case for the Raspberry Pi

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The Shapeways community have come up with a range of designs ready to 3D print for the Raspberry Pi computer. It is early days so the images below are CG renders only but we are excited to see the designs start to roll in even if we have not seen the 3D prints, yet.

Currently flooding the internets with excitement, The Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The foundation plans to release two versions, priced at US$25 and $35. The Foundation started accepting orders for the $35 model on 29 February 2012. The Raspberry Pi is intended to stimulate the teaching of basic computer science in schools. 

The pre launch of the Raspberry Pi was a massive success when during the first week of 2012, the first 10 boards were put up for auction on ebay. One was bought anonymously and donated to the museum at The Centre for Computing History in Suffolk, England. The ten boards (with a total retail price of £220) together raised over £16,000, with the last to be auctioned, serial number #01, raising £3,500. In advance of the perceived launch at the end of February 2012, the
Foundation’s servers struggled to cope with the load placed by watchers
repeatedly refreshing their browsers.

It is so cool to see so much excitement around access to simple, fun computing tools it is great that the Shapeways community can be a part of it. 

Raspberry Pi image and details via Wikipedia

6 comments

  1. Dolf Veenvliet

    Great idea!

    Have them send one to a bunch of people in the shapeways/3d print community and I’m sure you’ll get a good nr of designs. I know I’d be happy to make/release something useful.

  2. Chris Brind

    That’s very nice and I love the thought of 3d printing my own cases. I intend to buy 10 and network them together. I wonder if someone could design a case which is a bit like Lego, so that I can clip them together in to a stack? If I had any skill I’d have a go myself, but I’m rubbish at this kind of thing. :)

    1. Jacob

      We are currently manufacturing unique and customisable cases at modmypi.com

      We have an option where you can upload your design idea and have us create it for you! If you interested in us making a stackable case like this for you then you can email us at design@modmypi.com

  3. Lowenski

    Where I can have access to the 3D model in order to 3D print it I will love to have one case.

    3D Print a Case for the Raspberry Pi

    1. Duann

      I am sure the model will be available as soon as the print has been tested..

  4. Joltdude

    Still waiting for this case… Even better if there was a replacement top for it that would fit the I/O daughterboard (Gertboard) with some headroom to populate it and perhaps a door to access, drill into to bring things out.

    Or somehow have a snap in piece that puts the raspberry pi logo in red/purple on the case ;)

    http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/411

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