Looking for a cool custom Raspberry Pi case? Check out our selection of Raspberry Pi cases to 3D print. From the Raspberry Pi 4 to the evergreen models Pi 3, 3+ and 2.
Launched in 2012, the Raspberry Pi is the world’s most popular single-board computer, with the Raspberry Pi 4 being the newest and fastest model. Despite its compact size, the credit-card-sized has enough punch to power a range of applications. On top of that, it’s cheap and versatile. Learning about computer science has never been more accessible, fun or affordable.
Integral to its back-to-basics charm is that it doesn’t come packaged in a fancy case. It’s just a circuit board with soldered components and ports.
For this reason, one of the first projects people begin with their new computer searching for a case. If you have a 3D printer, there are a lot of custom Raspberry Pi cases to 3D print. Most of the design are free. To help you find a beautiful home for your Pi, we’ve scoured the web for the best ideas to share with you.
But are all RaspPis created equal? Nope! There are currently 9 different variants of the fruity little computer, ranging from the current generation Raspberry Pi 4 B to the ultra-low-cost Raspberry Pi Zero.
So before firing up that 3D printer, it’s important to note the casings compatibility with your Pi. Some will also fit an Asus Tinker Board since that has the exact same form factor.
|Pi 4 B Hex Case||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 4 B|
|Raspberry Pi 4 Case||MicroCenter||Raspberry Pi 4 B|
|Wall mounted Pi 4 Case||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 4 B|
|Retrocube Case for Raspberry Pi 4||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 4 B|
|Raspberry Pi 4 Case 40mm Fan||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 4 B|
|Raspberry Pi 4 Case With VESA Mounts||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 4 B|
|Raspberry Pi 4 Snap Fit Case With Fan||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 4 B|
|Raspberry Pi Open Case||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 4 B|
|Raspberry Pi 4 Bokoblin Chest Case||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 4 B|
|Quiet Raspberry Pi 4 B Case||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 4 B|
|Raspberry Pi 4 B Case||Cults 3D||Raspberry Pi 4 B|
|Snap Fit Raspberry Pi 4 Case & Stands||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 4 B|
|Cool Pi 4 Case||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 4 B|
|Folding Raspberry Pi Case||Cults 3D||Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and B+, 2 Model B and 1 Model B+|
|Bumper Humper||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 4, 3, 2 and Model B+ / Tinker Board|
|Quick Raspberry Pi Case||MyMiniFactory||Raspberry Pi 4, 3, 2 and Model B+ / Tinker Board|
|Multiple Fan Case||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 4, 3, 2 and Model B+ / Tinker Board|
|N64 Mini||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 4, 3, 2 and Model B+ / Tinker Board|
|Reptile Fan Plate||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 4, 3, 2 and Model B+ / Tinker Board|
|Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Casing with 40mm Fan||YouMagine||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+ / Tinker Board|
|Star Wars Death Star||MyMiniFactory||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+ / Tinker Board|
|Mini NES Pi 3||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+ / Tinker Board|
|Mother of All Fan Brackets||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+ / Tinker Board|
|Raspberry Pi 3 Case With VESA Mounts||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+ / Tinker Board|
|TARDIS Raspberry Pi 3 Case||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+ / Tinker Board|
|Face Case||Adafruit||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+ / Tinker Board|
|Raspberry Shaped Raspberry Pi Case||Pinshape||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+ / Tinker Board|
|My Fav Pi||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+ / Tinker Board|
|Raspberry Pi Desktop Tower Case||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+ / Tinker Board|
|Pacman Ghost||MyMiniFactory||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+ / Tinker Board|
|Pacman Enclosure||MyMiniFactory||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+|
|Cover Sleeve||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+|
|PS4 Case||MyMiniFactory||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+|
|Raspberry Pi Case||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+|
|Sleeve Case||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+|
|Halo Case||MyMiniFactory||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+|
|Astro Pi Flight Case||Raspberry Pi Projects||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+|
|Mini SNES||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+|
|Thor's Hammer||MyMiniFactory||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+|
|Han Solo In Carbonite||Cults 3D||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+|
|TurboPi||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+|
|NES Cartridge Holder||MyMiniFactory||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+|
|Gamecube Pi Classic||MyMiniFactory||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+|
|Wii Pi Case||MyMiniFactory||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+|
|Minimal Raspberry Pi 3 Case||MyMiniFactory||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+|
|Raspberry Pi Case Stackable||Thingiverse||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+|
|Pie Crust||Pinshape||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+|
|Okama Gamesphere Raspberry Pi 3 Case||MyMiniFactory||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+|
|Raspberry Pi Pie Case||Cults 3D||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+|
|Mini C64 Raspberry Pi 3 Case||MyMiniFactory||Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and Model B+|
Designed to pair your Raspberry Pi 4 B with a specific fan. This case is all about preventing overheating. The honeycomb shell provides constant airflow and robust protection. Printed in just two parts this case achieves a very satisfying professional aesthetic.
One of the first free 3D Raspberry Pi 4 cases available. This slick-looking case consists of two parts, held together via a click mechanism. Equipped with all the new slots needed for the Pi 4 and some spacious air ventilation openings, it does serve its purpose of protecting your Pi and all the while keeping it well ventilated. Estimated printing time is around 17 hours – best start printing right away.
This model, designed by user Tipam on Thingiverse, has it all. Not only is the casing well ventilated itself, but it also features the possibility of active cooling with a 30 x 30 x 7 mm fan (something the Raspberry Pi 4 seems to struggle with). The added processing power can let the Pi 4 get rather hot when running multiple tasks. With this casing, you do not need to fear your Pi entering its meltdown phase.
It consists of two parts, that easily click together plus it features a wall mount plate, also with a quick slide-to-remove mechanism.
This case sacrifices some of its accuracy as a nostalgic replica to provide greater functionality. The Raspberry Pi 4 runs hotter than its predecessors so a housing with a big fan is desirable. Your Raspberry Pi 4 will be so safe in here not even a certain Italian plumber could get at it.
This Raspberry Pi 4 case comes in a sleek but elegant design, somehow reminding us of a certain overpriced cheese grater (don’t worry, we will not charge $999 bucks for a stand). Apart from that, it can also be equipped with a 30 mm fan. Plus there is another printable version without the fan mount, but 2 mm taller to accommodate a slightly bigger heatsink. So either way, your Pi should be cool with it.
A Thingiverse remix of the incredibly popular Raspberry Pi 2/3 case that has already featured on this list. Despite the ventilation holes included in the design, we’d recommend printing with a more temperature resistant filament than PLA to handle the heat of the Pi 4.
This is a remix of the above case that has been made to include a 30x 30 x 7 mm fan. By using a 30mm fan you can reduce the idle temperature of your Raspberry Pi 4 by 20°C.
The quest to keep the Raspberry Pi 4 cool led the designer of this case to take a very minimalist approach. Essentially just a base plate and a mount for a fan, this case does leave the delicates of your board a little exposed. A good case if you want to crunch a lot of numbers with your Raspberry Pi 4.
A breath of fresh air for your Raspberry Pi is provided by the fan in this Bokoblin skull chest case. This “Legend of Zelda”-themed case will take a fair amount of assembly but the good news is that the tray from the reptile case above fits neatly inside this treasure chest. Speaking of neat, under the skull you’ll find a storage slot for three SD cards.
Not the most attractive case on this list by any means but the intention behind this design is noise reduction, not beauty. The bulky shape comes from housing a well thought out cooling system that uses a heatsink and blower rather than a fan.
If you’re after a quick solution to your Raspberry Pi 4 casing needs, this could be it. This minimalist case has been designed to print in one piece without the use of supports. It is open fronted just enough to keep your board safe and cool without the use of a fan. Additionallym the case is available in two models, one of which is intended for wall mounting.
A highly versatile, configurable design. The cases are intentionally simple to print and piece together. Part of the simplicity is relying on adequate ventilation to cool the board rather than a fan. The overall visual effect of the case is pleasing and it even has a stand to help show off your new Raspberry Pi 4.
An update on a previous version for Raspberry Pi 2/3s this form-fitting case is made of a single part, discarding the need for clips and screws. As previously mentioned the Raspberry Pi 4 can run hot so this design includes a space for a 15mm heatsink. The result reminds us of the hood of a hot rod.
Available in different versions depending on your model of Raspberry Pi, this case prints flat and then is folded to form a protective shell around your precious single-board computer. This neat little case fits closely to your Pi but leaves gaps for all your ports and enough vents to keep it cool.
Sometimes, minimalism is best. To show off the elegant circuitry of the Raspberry Pi board, whilst still providing some degree of protection from falling screws and stray fingers, this bumper should be all the case you need. It was originally designed for the Model B+ version, but user comments on Thingiverse verify that it also can be used as a Raspberry Pi 3 case.
This is a quick Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print when you’re in a hurry but still want to provide the computer with some degree of protection. It’s similar to the Bumper Humper, except it’s topped and tailed with a honeycomb structure to catch larger objects.
This minimalistic case does fit all Pi models, protecting the precious interior from any bumps. Literally on top, it comes with a super handy fan mechanism. And with this casing, you can mount pretty much every fan size up to 70mm, or even larger fans with customization. Needless to say: We are a big fan.
This Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print is a tribute to the fabled Nintendo 64, and with some nifty paintwork it’s a slam-dunk for the original. More recent revisions to the design have seen the addition of space for a cooling fan inside the game cartridge, so it becomes a useful feature instead of a decorative ornament. We’d have to check, but we reckon that RetroPie just about tops out at successfully emulating N64 games using a Raspberry Pi 3.
Quick and simple to print, this case consists of a three sided tray for a Raspberry Pi and a reptile shaped mount for a fan. The cute little critter uses its feet to straddle the edges of the tray allowing it to be easily moved aside and provide access to the board below when needed.
This is a simple, unpretentious custom Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print, with room for a 40mm cooling fan. You’re not going to find any oversized logos here, or homages to vintage games consoles, or wacky pop-culture references. It’s just a well-designed enclosure to keep the unit safe and secure.
That’s no moon. That’s a media center for your pop culture entertainment cave. This is a large Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print in four parts, but it should be very simple to assemble. There’s also room at the top to mount a cooling fan. With a bit of post-processing, the end result would impress even Lord Vader himself.
For those folks who are bummed that they couldn’t find an NES Classic Edition (and there are many), there is a viable alternative. Find a Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print in the shape of a NES, then install a games emulator like RetroPie. It really is that easy, and costs a fraction of the money and aggravation it would take to find the official version. This isn’t a sermon, merely a pro tip to bypass scalpers who are capitalizing on supply shortages. Also, who could resist the chance to personalize their new NES with custom colors?
Depending on the amount of data it has to crunch, the Raspberry Pi can fall prey to overheating (just like any other computer). Take no chances on a sudden breakdown with the MOAB, otherwise known as the Mother Of All fan Brackets. With this Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print, you can append not one but two fans to the unit, and they can be of varying sizes too.
This model is enormously popular and rightly so. It features an access slot for Pi camera, screw-mounting of the Raspberry Pi to the case using holes in PCB, integrated 75mm VESA mounting tabs, a rotary engine vent design AND a high-resolution STL mesh. This is the custom Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print and rule them all.
Candidate for Best Dad in the Whole Wide World EVER goes to the designer of this Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print. First off, he’s teaching his son how to use Linux on a Raspberry Pi. Secondly, because his son is a massive fan of the Doctor Who TV show, he went ahead and designed and 3D printed an enclosure for the computer. Just like the big blue box of legend, this father’s heart is bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside.
If you’re seeking a Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print with a bit more sass, then try the Face Case. On the one side, it has bared teeth and a crossed eye; this angry little fella is taking no prisoners. Flip it over, meanwhile, and you’ll be greeted with scrunched-up eyes and a big goofy grin.
When designing a custom Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print, many folks will attempt to incorporate the branding into the model itself. Case in point is this raspberry-shaped case, which blows up the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s official logo and slots the computer board inside. Your tolerance for obvious puns may vary, but at least no one will mistake this device for an Apple or a Blackberry.
Ambient cooling seems to be the default option when looking for a Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print. This model takes things one step further with space for an integrated fan, so the little fruity computer won’t wilt under heavy loads. Also neat about this custom case is the easy snap-fit assembly from two separate halves.
This Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print is actually still a work in progress, so approach with caution. But it’s interesting for attempting to build a more functional PC tower from the Raspberry Pi and additional components like a hard drive, variable temperature cooling fan, audio amplifier, stereo speakers, and an OLED screen. Oh yeah, and it has an oversized raspberry logo on the side. But don’t let that deter you!
Remember that Pacman enclosure we showed you? Well, he has a friend. This is a pitch-perfect recreation of the Ghost that would chase our yellow hero around the maze. It’s a big Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print, and in no way is it intended to be discreet or go unnoticed. But it’s a simple design with large integrated vents in the folds of the ghostly undercarriage for ambient cooling. Add some acrylic paint for the eyes and you’ve got yourself a ghost with the most.
For gamers of a certain vintage, this colorful Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print is impossible to resist. Pacman is arguably the first ever superstar icon of the 8-bit arcade era. The root cause of many a misspent youth on the mean streets of suburbia. And now he’s back in all his power-pill gobbling, ghost-chasing glory, but he’s packing upgrades in the shape of Raspberry Pi 3 board.
This is a simple Raspberry Pi 3 case that can be 3D printed in one piece, made to house a dedicated Octoprint server which remotely manages a fused filament fabrication machine. It may not have all the fancy bells and whistles of other models on this list, but it does the job of protecting the Raspberry Pi from harm while keeping it well ventilated.
This imposing slab of angular black plastic looks the spitting image of a Sony PlayStation 4. But in actual fact, it’s a custom Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print. Just don’t expect it to perform like a next-generation gaming rig or you’ll be left sorely disappointed.
Another nice, compact Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print from designer Walter Hsiao. It comes in two halves and slots together without a need for screws. The horizontal pattern on the face of the case doubles as ambient ventilation. There’s also a groove on the underside for a strand of flexible filament to be embedded, so the unit has a bit of grip on smooth surfaces.
We use many liliputers here at ALL3DP, and we’ve often had cause to fabricate a bunch of cases for them. Over the course of our testing, this model has become the classic Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print. It fits like a glove — regardless of whether it’s made using the FDM, SLA or SLS technique — and it’s tidy and robust. Especially suitable if the Raspberry Pi is being used for low-intensity stuff like browsing the web.
Can you believe it’s been nearly 20 years since the first Halo game on the original Microsoft Xbox? This is a distinctive, stylish model which pays tribute to the classic gaming series. Cortana would love it. No, scratch that. Even the Master Chief would love it. And funnily enough, no-one has designed a classic Xbox theme Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print (or even a Zune tribute, haha), so this is the next best thing.
This design is rather special. It’s a modification of the Astro Pi Flight Case made for ESA astronaut Tim Peake when he took a Raspberry Pi into space. Though originally constructed from CNC milled aluminum, it’s now available as a custom Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has helpfully provided a project page detailing all the steps and components required to build one of your own.
For those folks who are bummed that they couldn’t find a SNES Classic Edition (and there are many), there is a viable alternative… Okay, okay, you’ve heard this spiel once already. Locate a Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print in the shape of a SNES, then install a games emulator like RetroPie. Building a model yourself will be more satisfying than lining the pockets of an eBay scalper, and that’s a promise.
Fans of Norse mythology — or indeed Marvel superheroes — will get a big kick out of this one. It’s a Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print in the shape of the mystical hammer of Thor. Some post-processing will be required to give it the appropriate color and texture, but when it’s complete it really does look the business. A warning sticker is required to request that the unworthy refrain from attempting to wield it.
Frozen in carbonite by Darth Vader and his minions, Han Solo is blissfully unaware that he’s been consigned to a fate worse than death; stuck to the backside of a budget microcomputer. It won’t make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs, but it’s still a Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print that any Star Wars geek would appreciate.
The TurboPi looks like the DeLorean from Back to the Future. This Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print has some sharp, aggressive lines with a pleasing retro eighties vibe. The three-part design snaps together easily, offers scope for two-tone customization and has holes for screws if you need the extra security.
This is an interesting Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print, which kind of functions as elaborate camouflage. While it appears to be a display stand for a vintage NES game, in actual fact there’s a fruity computer concealed in the base AND a hard-drive concealed inside the cartridge. The two parts are connected to each other via some discreet cabling. It’s pretty damn clever, though upcycling the vintage cartridge means you won’t be able to blow on the connector pins like days of yore.
This won’t be the last custom Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print that’s inspired by a games console. But it’s perhaps the most obscure. Not many folks regard the Nintendo Gamecube with much affection when it was first released. Indeed, it was something of a flop, blown out of the water by contemporaries like the Sony PlayStation 2 and the Microsoft Xbox. So the level of detail and artistry that’s gone into this faithful recreation has to be commended.
The humble Nintendo Wii has its moment in the Raspberry Pi gaming enclosure craze, with a compact recreation of the original home console classic. The benefit of this Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print is that it stands the fruity computer on its side, thereby reducing the footprint on your TV or workspace. But the designer notes there are some tricksy parts to this build in relation to the door which hides the access ports. Nor is it compatible with the original Wii Nunchucks, alas.
Another sleek and minimalist Raspberry Pi 3 case to 3D print. What makes this one distinct is how the designer strives to strike the balance between providing maximum protection while still providing full access to the complete range of pins and connectors on the Raspberry Pi 3 board. The semi-open enclosure will help with cooling as well.
Just like with pie, one Pi slice might not be enough. The cases area stackable. Therefore, this system would provide a great display and organization for your Rapsberry Pis. Slot together before sliding the cases in and expand to suit the number of Raspberry Pis required.
This is the ultimate Raspberry Pi Case. I mean, it makes sense to have a Pie crust for your Raspberry Pi. It is a great way to keep your single board computer safe and delicious. Bake it yourself and color the print to achieve maximum temptation; or print in green and Dr. Seuss it up with green eggs, jam and Raspberry Pie! Get it at Pinshape for $2.60.
Oh my god, they… turned the Okama Gamesphere into a case for the Raspberry Pi. All South Park fans will recognize this strikingly familiar model. Don’t miss out on your chance to own the greatest games console of all time!
Another take on the “pie” aspect of the Raspberry Pi case. Your computer will fit inside without any hassle but it will leave this slice looking a little understuffed. Holes in the crust allow access to all the Pi’s outputs and getting to the board itself is just a case of lifting the lid.
Can anything compete with the nostalgia for 1980’s home computers? If you answered “no” then this may be the perfect Raspberry Pi case for you. Modeled on the iconic Commodore 64 this is a functional little home for your single-board computer, complete with plenty of assembly tips from the designer.
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