Keep your Raspberry Pi® Model B+ computer safe and sound in this lovely clear acrylic enclosure. We designed this case to be beautiful, easy to assemble and perfect for any use (but especially for those who want to tinker!) This enclosure is not compatible with the original “classic” Raspberry Pi Model A or B — we have a different case for those. Nor will it fit the Pi 4 — but there are many good Pi 4 case options now.
The kit includes the following items:
- Six (6) laser-cut acrylic pieces.
- Eight (8) 1/2" #4-40 nylon machine screws.
- Eight (8) 4-40 nylon nuts.
- Four (4) 1/8" nylon spacers.
- Raspberry Pi Model B+ computer.
- Small screwdriver.
- Optional: tape.
The laser-cutting process sometimes leaves a little paper soot at the edges. If you like, you can wash the parts with soap and water, just be absolutely certain that all the parts are completely dry before proceeding!
Start with the bottom. It’s the largest piece, with four screw holes. There’s no front or back face; it’s symmetrical and can be flipped either way.
Insert a nylon screw into each of the four holes.
Add a nylon nut to each screw and give it a few turns with your finger, just enough to keep it in place. It’s okay if they won't twist all the way down — this is normal, other parts on the board interfere with the fit.
Now you can press each nut down against the board (making the screw heads protrude from below). You’ll find each nut has a certain position where it can fit flush against the board without interference from nearby parts. As you find this placement for each nut, gently tighten the corresponding screw with a small screwdriver.
As you sort out this little jigsaw puzzle, arrange the pieces on the table so you can keep track of the positions where each fits.
Mate this side with the corresponding end piece (tabs and slots should fit together) and feed in a screw to join up with the nut.
To make this fit, you need to loosen one of the screws at the pivot end of the case. Turn the screw just enough that the tabs come free of the slots and you can turn this piece outward slightly, then the “lid bumps” can pop into place.
Make sure to line up the camera and GPIO cutouts on the lid with the locations on the Pi board; you may need to flip it over.
If you need frequent access to the board, you can also leave the lid piece off altogether.
The base will pivot mostly, but not entirely, into place.
(If the USB & Ethernet ports don’t fit in the end cutouts, you’ll need to remove those two screws and flip the end piece over.)
You can then tip the end piece out slightly, drop the bottom into place, and re-tighten the end screws.
This relies on the slight flexibility of the plastic parts. There’s a “grippy edge” above the SD card slot. Gently push this outward with your thumb while lifting the lid with your other hand, and it should pivot open. Push this piece also when closing the lid.
(This photo shows the original Pi and case. Cable for the B+ hasn’t arrived yet, but the idea is the same.)