Raspberry Pi (Model B) case with 75mm VESA mount

Author: 0110-M-P, published on 2014-12-24

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Summary

UPDATE (7/12/15): GOOD NEWS! My Raspberry Pi 2 case design is finally finished and ready for download. Go check it out!

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:922740

UPDATE (6/8/15): Sorry everyone for dropping the ball on getting the new Raspberry Pi 2 case complete. Development work has started again and I hope to get the new case released soon. Thanks!

UPDATE (2/3/15): Just ordered a new Raspberry Pi 2 Model B (same mounting as a B+), so expect a new version of the mount for the newer RPi’s soon.

UPDATE (12/29/14): Updated STL’s of part with correct orientation. Also added STEP files for those who want to modify.

None of the other cases shared around the web had to offer exactly what I wanted so I decided to design my own. This was a ground up design, but I have to give credit where credit is due. A lot of design cues and dimensions were borrowed from this case… http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:79036

This Raspberry Pi (Model B) case has a few key features that I wanted…

  • Access slot for Pi camera
  • Screw together design
  • Screw mount raspberry pi to case using standard mounting holes
  • Built in 75mm VESA mounting tabs.
  • Better general fit between components and clearances to all inputs/outputs
  • Rotary engine (reuleaux triangle) vent design

Also, the case is designed to use a flush mount microSD card. I use this one and it doesn’t stick outside the case at all. http://www.adafruit.com/product/966

If anyone finds any problems (dimensionally or otherwise) post them up so I can get the model fixed.

Instructions

UPDATE (1/10/15): Some people have said that the fit was a bit tight, so it might be worth scaling up by 0.5% or 1% in your slicer. I haven’t tested this though since it worked well as designed for me.

I printed these out of ABS with 0.2mm layers and 100% infill since they are pretty thin.

Screws for mounting Rasberry Pi to base are #2 size and 1/4″ long.
Screws for mounting top to base are #2 size and 1/2″ long.

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Tags: Model_B, Raspberry_Pi, raspberry_pi_case, rpi, vesa