Help with Raspberry Pi case

Discussion in '3D Design Requests' started by UncleDave, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. UncleDave
    UncleDave New Member
  2. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    Hi UncleDave,

    Welcome to Shapeways! :)

    I'd love to help you out designing a case for the R-Pi, one direction cableing is something I'm already thinking off, as well as redireting the stauts LED light with a light guide for a stackable footprint.

    Only one slight stumbling block though, the actual dimensions & positioning of the sockets on the production board (I just got my confirmation email from RS today, so may be in for a very long wait til I get my hands on one)

  3. UncleDave
    UncleDave New Member
    Hi Paul,

    That's good news.

    I must agree with you that the LEDs are a concern for me. Most (if not all) of the designs that I've seen either ignore the LEDs or use clear plastic to extend the LED ( This post mentions that LEDs can be controlled via GPIO, as soon as I can get some boards I'll have a developer see what we can do.

    There are some models out there and there so we can get an accurate idea of the R-Pi board.

    I have a pretty good idea of what I'm looking for in a case (i have a similar design on paper) can I send a scan of that to you? As far as the case on the R-Pi forum goes, I need to add a LCD to it maybe I could sketch up a design for that that I could send through to you?

    All the best,

  4. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    Hi UD,

    For sure, you can send images etc to me via PM on here or direct by email to paul[at]stop4stuff[dot]com.

    I did already download the 3D model file from that exact same forum post and had a play around with mapping the PCB to see if the connecters were all right - but most wer positioned a bit wrong and some look to be different components - see 109&goto=45014#msg_45014