Gorgeous laser cut case for Raspberry Pi gateway #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
Thanks so much to Felix for sending in his great laser cut case project. Check out the tutorial on his blog LowPowerLab. Looking good!
Since I imported my new laser cutter from China I wanted to give my RaspberryPi gateway setup a facelift and organize it in a nice custom case which I can actually show off to friends. Before we move on into the details, here’s a perfect spot for a BEFORE/AFTER shot.
This post will describe how I built this case and will include the source files that you can use to customize your own case based on these blueprints.
I have the older Pi model B with 256MB of RAM, without mounting holes so I searched the web for a blueprint of that and I found one but I didn’t save the link unfortunately so I’m not sure who to give credit now. But it’s included in the DXF and corel files I will share at the end of this post. Once I drafted rough dimensions I started cutting the actual case in cardboard to make measurements and do mounting trials using nylon spacer screws from ebay. That went great and a simple pizza cardboard box was sturdy enough to lasercut mockups of the actual case and save me some wasted acrylic. I made a stacked case without side walls. The nylon spacers keep the two layers of electronics sandwiched in between the 3 case cutouts. I organized everything in Corel Draw layers (each layer a different color) which allowed me to visualize where everything will fit.
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