Cases for the Raspberry Pi computer

Discussion in 'My Shapeways Order Arrived' started by FreakyShape, May 26, 2012.

  1. FreakyShape
    FreakyShape New Member
    This is a case for the Raspberry Pi computer.
    I printed it in White, Strong & Flexible. The quality is very good and the Pi fit perfectly inside my case.


    Here a video of my case :

    I drawn 3 differents cases for the Raspberry Pi all based with the same dimensions of this case.

    Standard case : case.html/?material=6
    Design case V1 : se-v1.html/?material=6
    Design case V2 : se-v2.html/?material=6

    You can also visit my website for more informations :
    Last edited: May 27, 2012
  2. arklan
    arklan New Member
    very, very nice.
  3. FreakyShape
    FreakyShape New Member
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2012
  4. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Is that FUD for the led's? How well does that work?
  5. FreakyShape
    FreakyShape New Member
    Yes this is FUD and the material aspect is clear and very smooth. The details of my lightguide is very impressive I find. I can see on this part the details about 0.2mm that I drawn.

    The case appears also very smooth with White, Strong & Flexible polished.
    The lightguides fits perfectly in the holes of the case. There is just a gap of 0.1mm between the hole of the lightguides and this is enough to pass it through.

    I'm very satisfied about the printing quality.
  6. lensman
    lensman Well-Known Member
    Nice designs... and on a side note what do you think about the computer?

  7. stonysmith
    stonysmith Well-Known Member Moderator
    Not to go too far off the topic of 3D printing, but I'm loving it! I'm rather impressed with the RPI.

    PM me if you want more observations. <grin>
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2012
  8. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    pm sent :)
  9. stonysmith
    stonysmith Well-Known Member Moderator
    I will post one public observation: On the Raspberry PI, you're going to want a powered USB hub to drive the keyboard / mouse / external storage / other widget.

    If I was designing my own RPI case.. i'd make it large enough to put the hub INSIDE the main enclosure, possibly even stripping the case off the hub to reduce the space required.
  10. FreakyShape
    FreakyShape New Member
    I think it depends how you are using your Raspberry Pi. I use it like a media center with XBMC and I just use one USB connector for mouse and keyboard (or just with my phone after to have configured XBMC). External storage on RJ45 and HDMi for sound and video.