In this project we're designing and 3D printing an enclosure for the Raspberry Pi B+
The Model B+ has updated components, more USB ports and a better layout (with respect to 3D printing/enclosure design!)
Get inspired to design with style in mind, like why not put a face on it? This two piece design makes it easy to take apart. Using standoffs on both parts allow you to secure the enclosure together with machine screws.
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
STEP and STL Files
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.
Learn 123D Design
Don't know how to use 123D Design yet? No problem! Check out our blog for awesome video tutorial to get you started.
0.2 Layer Height
|about 2 hours
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.
PLA or ABS Material
We recommend using PLA material for an easier print with high quality. The tolerance has been tested with PLA filament but should also work with ABS. The parts do not require any support material or a raft.
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
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!
Insert Pi B+ into enclosure
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.
Pi B+ inside enclosure
Position the Raspberry Pi B+ over the pi-plus-bottom.stl
part with the ports lined up with the openings in the part.
Secure Pi B+ to Enclosure
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.
Secured Pi B+
Yey, the Raspberry Pi B+ is now secured to the piplus-bottom.stl
part with four machine screws.
Close up Pi Enclosure
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.
Pi B+ Enclosure
The enclosure is 2mm thick and should protect the contents of the Raspberry Pi B+. Although the DOMO-KUN theme is nice, we encourage you to customize the design to fit your project.