I wanted a neat little pink case for my pink Mango Pi RISC-V SBCs:
GPIO pins are protected from all angles except the top
The PHY port and display ribbon port are both clamped shut. They tend to fly open easily, so the case keeps them shut. If you want to use either of these connectors, connect them prior to sealing the case.
The CPU area has a hole large enough to accommodate an 11mmx11mm or 12mmx12mm heatsink. (Heatsinks aren’t required for the D1, nor will it help it much. I just like the look.)
A small recess exists to allow the uFL antenna to connect and extend outside of the case.
The print forms a small box over the power LED because it’s super bright.
A thumb-sized recess helps pull the SD card out so it doesn’t become SD card jail.
Overall, I’m really happy with the print. It feels very solid.
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