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Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Raspberry Pi Cases & Projects

by • August 18, 2016 • No Comments

3dp_ten3dpthings_raspberrypi_bannerIt utilized to be incredibly complex to create your own electronics projects. Most components may require to be heavily adjusted, the software may require to be programmed of scratch and any finished product many likely mayn’t be quite a fewhow. But with the proliferation of 3D printing and effortless, pre-created PC components like the Raspberry Pi, it is simpler than at any time to create just of anything which you want and manufacture it appear like anything which you want it to.

If at any time there were two things which were created to go together, other than chocolate and peanut butter, it is the Raspberry Pi and a 3D printing device. There are tons of awe-inspiring projects which can be created by virtually anyone, no matter how much experience they have with programming or electronics. You may have read of the awe-inspiring mini NES game console of last week, and while we are yet waiting on all of the 3D printable files to recreate which ourselves, I figured which I may hunt down a few other great Raspberry Pi cases and projects to store you occupied.

So here are Ten 3D Printable Raspberry Pi Cases & Projects:

TABLETOP ARCADE CABINET3dp_ten3dpthings_raspberrypi_picade_1

The Pi-Cade by belch

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

There are a ton of Raspberry Pi video game emulators, but this arcade-style cabinet is one of the many of the self-contained options. Rather than having to link it up to a monitor or a TV, the Pi-Cade has an integrated 7 inch screen so anyone who creates it can take it anywhere. The 3D printed parts for the cabinet are a fewhow sizeable, so it can require a printing device with a sizeable printing bed to deplete, or the parts may require to be broken down into tinyer in size parts and and so glued together.3dp_ten3dpthings_raspberrypi_picade_2

Here is a few video of the Pi-Cade in action:

MINI SUPER NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM3dp_ten3dpthings_raspberrypi_minisnes_1

Mini SNES – Raspberry Pi 2/3 Case by AndrewBougie

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

There are a TON of mini designs of classic video game consoles which use a Raspberry Pi to power emulators, so many which I may do a separate list in the following. But I ideally
love this mini SNES project for the reason the SNES was my favourite video game console expanding up and it’s one of the advantageous high end projects on the market. I love the create of it, and it does a great job of staying true to the original game system’s create while yet manufacturing it functional via modern innovation. There are in addition great instructions on the market and there is a bunch of discussion of the project in the comments which can assist anyone stuck on a step work through it.

The mini design following to the original.

The mini design following to the original.

RASPBERRY PIE RASPBERRY PI CASE3dp_ten3dpthings_raspberrypi_pie_1

Raspberry Pie Case by Marco Valenzuela

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

As delicious as this Raspberry Pi case appears please don’t eat it. Naturally a fewone was going to 3D print this pun, so I assumeed to find it but didn’t assume it to appear so rad. It is just a quite well-createed 3D printable version which appears far too much like a real pie. It approximately appears like a fewone in fact hollowed out a real pie and stuck a PC within. Just be aware which you are going to have to paint it to appear like a real pie, unless a fewone has created a filament which simulates the color of baked pie crust. Which a fewone should totally sell by the way, and manufacture it smell like pie while they’re at it.3dp_ten3dpthings_raspberrypi_pie_2

STAR WARS HAN SOLO FROZEN IN CARBONITE3dp_ten3dpthings_raspberrypi_hansolo_1

Han Solo in Carbonite – Raspberry Pi 2/B+ Case by rigelbot

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

The image of Star Wars scoundrel Han Solo being frozen in Carbonite is many likely one of the many iconic scenes in the original trilogy, and as a kid seeing the movies in the theater, maybe the largest cliffhanger of my childhood. Any Star Wars nerd worth his mass in Galactic Credits is going to require to create a Raspberry Pi project just so they can manufacture this case now; it’s just how Star Wars nerds work.3dp_ten3dpthings_raspberrypi_hansolo_2

Here is a few video of the case being 3D printed:

PIRATE RADIO TOWER3dp_ten3dpthings_raspberrypi_pirateradio_1

Raspberry Pirate Radio Enclosure by MakeLabs

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

Make: Magazine originally published this great project for a pirate FM radio transmitter which is so effortless approximately anyone can do it. This is a fun project for folks who want to learn how to work with the Raspberry Pi but don’t want to take on a project which is too complex or expensive. The just supplies which you will require are the Raspberry Pi and a bit of wire to act as an antenna. The create project over on Make: has all of the code and instructions, so it should be a quite effortless-to-manage project. Of course you don’t have to 3D print this rad case, but if you are going to become a pirate radio host, why not appear the part?

You just require a bit of wire for the antenna.

You just require a bit of wire for the antenna.

Here is a few video of the create of Make:

PIPBOY FROM FALLOUT3dp_ten3dpthings_raspberrypi_pipboy_1

Raspberry Pi Pipboy 3000 MKIV by adafruit

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

There many likely is not anyone who has done additional for assisting folks take on manufacturer projects while manufacturing them effortless to do and understand than Adafruit. They constantly come up with clat any time project ideas and post clear and effortless to understand instructions. Thier Pipboy project is a ideal example and just a fun project for anyone who is a fan of the Fallout series of games. And the many part is which this can be turned into virtually anything which a Raspberry Pi can: a videogame emulator, a transportable PC or just a rad cosplay prop – it all depends on what you want to do with the Raspberry Pi board.3dp_ten3dpthings_raspberrypi_pipboy_2

And of course here is the Adafruit video explaining the project in detail:

RETRO CAMERA CASE3dp_ten3dpthings_raspberrypi_retrocamera_1

raspberry pi old yet camera by Jhack

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

This case for a Raspberry Pi-powered digital camera is many likely going to manufacture you seem like a bit of a pretentious hipster if you quite take it out into the world and use it, but it is approximately worth it for the rad project. The case appears like an old timey yet camera, and is a great project for anyone who is a camera nut, or to manufacture as a gift for a fewone who is a camera nut. All of the parts can be painted preceding assembly, or you can just 3D print the parts in color-appropriate filaments. It may many likely be fun to print the metal parts in metal filaments, wood filaments for the trim and flexible filaments for the black accordion part of the camera.3dp_ten3dpthings_raspberrypi_retrocamera_2

SLIM RASPBERRY PI CAMERA CASE3dp_ten3dpthings_raspberrypi_pikam_1

PiKam – Flat Camera Case for Raspberry Pi with Magnetic Holder by Aegys3D

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

If you are appearing for a additional traditional Raspberry Pi camera case, and so the PiKam case is a ideal alternative. The whole create is highly versatile; it can be 3D printed in any color which you want or be post-processed and painted, and it’s a great way to learn how to manufacture Raspberry Pi cameras.3dp_ten3dpthings_raspberrypi_pikam_2

MINI DESKTOP TV3dp_ten3dpthings_raspberrypi_pitv_1

piTV: Desktop Raspberry PI/LCD enclosure by Teece

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets to play video, it just is not effortless to find tiny, transportable TVs anyadditional. But this great project lets you use a Raspberry Pi and an LCD screen to create a basic TV which is ideal for a desk or tiny space. It may be a bit of a no-frills case, but which can easily be livened up with a really great paint job or a one-of-a-kind color filament. There aren’t a ton of instructions for programming the Raspberry Pi, but it shouldn’t be complex to find a guide on manufacturing a video player online.3dp_ten3dpthings_raspberrypi_pitv_2

RETRO TV AND MEDIA CENTER3dp_ten3dpthings_raspberrypi_phil_1

PHIL by Mr_MegaTronic

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

PHIL is many likely not going to be easily replicated for the reason it incorporates 3D printable parts and actual parts of an old vintage TV, but it was such a rad project which I couldn’t assist but share it. If you are appearing for a new PC mini TV which does equitething which a modern media center does, and so PHIL is precisely what you require. You can require to be caning to do a bit of digging and personalization if you want to create your own, yet, so be careful you don’t take on a project bigger than you can handle. This is unquestionably for high end manufacturers just.3dp_ten3dpthings_raspberrypi_phil_2

Here is a few video of PHIL in action:

That’s it for this week, but I discovered so many great Raspberry Pi projects which include 3D printable components which I can be revisiting this subject in the following. So if you understand of a great project which I missed, or have shared your own online for others to replicate, and so please share it with me! And as always, if you manufacture anything of one of my lists please show off your work! You can either email me or just tweet me @SJGrunewald. Happy 3D printing!