The illustration above shows the Raspberry Pi B+ specifications. Here, you can see where the components are positioned relative to each other. Image above comes directly from The Raspberry Pi foundation.
3D models of the Raspberry Pi B+ are available for download. Most 3D CAD software can import STL files. The STEP file is a solid model that includes original data and the exact dimensions of the components.
Our enclosure was designed in Autodesk 123D Design. The original solids are included in the 123DX if you're interested in modifying the design.
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The recommend settings above should work with most slicing software. However you are encouraged to use your own settings since 3D printers and slicing software will vary from printer to printer.
We printed the piplus-teeth.stl part in transparent PLA to give the enclosure a bit of transparency. White PLA would also work well. The piplus-teeth.stl part will snap into the opening cut out in the piplus-top.stl part.
We recommend using adhesives to keep the teeth secured inside the enclosure part. This part has a fillet applied to the teeth, so they are not sharp and safe to touch!
Place the Raspberry Pi B+ on top of the inside of the piplus-bottom.stl part. Insert the Pi B+ at an angle so the audio/video jack is inserted first.
Position the Raspberry Pi B+ over the pi-plus-bottom.stl part with the ports lined up with the openings in the part.
Add four #4-40 flat phillips screws to the mounting holes of the piplus-bottom.stl part. Fasten them until the screw reaches the PCB.
Yey, the Raspberry Pi B+ is now secured to the piplus-bottom.stl part with four machine screws.
Position the piplus-top.stl part over the Raspberry Pi B+ with the ports lined up with the port opening. Snap it shut and fasten the 4 phillips screws until the enclosure is tight and secured.
This guide was first published on Aug 12, 2014. It was last updated on Aug 12, 2014.