Looking for a cool custom Raspberry Pi case to 3D print? Here the best custom Raspberry Pi cases to 3D print for Rasberry Pi 1, 2 and 3.
Launched in 2012, the Raspberry Pi is a computer the size of a credit-card, powered by an ARM processor and enough connectivity for a range of applications. And because it’s incredibly cheap, learning about computer science has never been more accessible or affordable.
Part of the “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, naked as the day as it was born.
Because of this, one of the first projects people begin with their new computer is not to plug it in and switch it on, but to build a Raspberry Pi case.Check Raspberry Pi 3 price:
Attention Raspberry Pi 3 Owners!
Are all Pis are created equal? Unfortunately, they aren’t. Currently, there are three Raspberry Pi case categories.
- The measurements of the Pi B, B+, Pi 2 and Pi 3 are the same. One small drawback is that if you own a Pi 3, you won‘t be able to see the status LEDs in a Rasberry Pi B case. If you can live with that, you don’t need a special case and can print any Raspberry Pi case of this list.
- There are a few cases for historic, much slower models A and A+. We don’t cover these.
- There are 3D printable Raspberry Pi Zero cases, which you can find in this article.
Now it’s time to outfit that fruity little computer in style.
Custom Raspberry Pi Case to 3D Print #1: Sleeve Case
This is a simple and elegant sleeve case. If the unit is going to be stationary on your desk and won’t have to travel much, then this is the ideal solution. Also, lends itself well to remixing. Thingiverse Download.
Custom Raspberry Pi Case to 3D Print #2: Face Case
If you’re looking for a little bit more “attitude”, then try the Face Case. With its bared teeth and one crossed eye, this angry little fella is taking no prisoners. Adafruit Download.
Best Custom DIY Raspberry Pi Cases to 3D Print #3: Retro NinTastic
One of the primary (and coolest) uses for a Pi; a dedicated emulator for those classic 8-bit games of yesteryear. So hey, wrap that sucker up in a Nintendo Entertainment System shell (or something very close to it). Stuff a Pi 3 in there, so you have enough power for all the emulators. Thingiverse Download.
Best Custom DIY Raspberry Pi Cases to 3D Print #4: Raspberry PIE
Not the first Rasberry Pi case to take itself literally (as you’ll see below), but perhaps the most delectable looking. A bit of post-print processing is required for that oh-so tasty shortcrust look. Good enough to eat! My Mini Factory Download.
Best Custom DIY Raspberry Pi Cases to 3D Print #5: Pi Symbol
So yes, another literal interpretation, this time with a giant Pi symbol on top of the case. A maths reference that’s totally a-dork-able. And with a Pi 3, you can calculate the first 3000 digits of Pi a lot faster. Thingiverse Download.
Best Custom DIY Raspberry Pi Cases to 3D Print #6: Amiga 3000 Case
This is a retro throwback to another icon in the gaming world, the Commodore Amiga 3000. It’s grey, it’s boxy, and it’s undeniably sexy. My Mini Factory Download.
Best Custom DIY Raspberry Pi Cases to 3D Print #7: Radiation Symbol
No idea how the virtuous mini computer could be associated with radioactivity, but the symbol engraved on this case looks pretty cool. Something for the day when games like ‘Fallout’ are backported for low-power hardware, perhaps? Thingiverse Download.
Best Custom DIY Raspberry Pi Cases to 3D Print #8: Very Berry Pi-Case 3000
Sometimes, you have to go big or go home. This massive custom enclosure will show everyone that you mean business. Also, that you have a large plastic fruit on your desk. Instructables Tutorial.
Best Custom DIY Raspberry Pi Cases to 3D Print #9: ButterPi Case
The ButterPi is the most complex design listed here. That flat key you see on the top of the case? When it’s pulled back, two wings of the case pop open to reveal the board inside. The elaborate grooves on the case provide all round ventilation, whilst still protecting the precious cargo inside. Shapeways Purchase.
Best Custom DIY Raspberry Pi Cases to 3D Print #10: Raspberries for Everyone
Look here, a DIY Raspberry Pi case that cranks up the raspberryness all the way up to 11. Gawp in wonder at this seemingly random collection of raspberries, ripe with color, as they form a complete enclosure around the budget computer. i.Materialise Purchase.
Best Custom DIY Raspberry Pi Cases to 3D Print #11: Raspberry Pirate Radio
The good folks at MAKE magazine have a nifty application — your personal pirate radio station. Full instructions are in the link and then accessorize with this 3D printed Rasberry Pi case to make it look like a radio tower. Thingiverse Download.
Best Custom DIY Raspberry Pi Cases to 3D Print #12: Bumper Humper
Sometimes, minimalism is best. To show off the elegant circuitry of the Pi B+ board, whilst still providing some degree of protection, this bumper should be all the case you need. Thingiverse Download.
Best Custom DIY Raspberry Pi Cases to 3D Print #13: Integrated Cooling Fan
The outside of this case isn’t much to look at, but crack it open and you’ll find an integrated cooling fan AND a heat sink. We love it! Thingiverse Download.
Best Custom DIY Raspberry Pi Cases to 3D Print #14: Mother of All Fan Brackets
Depending on the amount of data it has to crunch, the Pi can fall prey to overheating (just like any other computer). Take no chances on a sudden breakdown with the MOAB, the Mother of All fan Brackets. Thingiverse Download.
Best Custom DIY Raspberry Pi Cases to 3D Print #15: Astro Pi
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 Pi into space. Though originally constructed from CNC milled aluminum, you can now 3D print a modified version of your very own. Raspberry Pi Blog.
Best Custom DIY Raspberry Pi Cases to 3D Print #16: PiStation One
Reckon that retro gaming cases have become boring and unoriginal? Do not underestimate the power of the PiStation1. Cults 3D Download.
Best DIY Raspberry Pi Cases to 3D Print #17: Display Case
It doesn’t get more compact than this. The case itself is pretty simple, but it adds room for a 3.5 inch monitor. The Micro-SD can be accessed from the outside. Do we like it? Yes, we do. Thingiverse Download.
Best Custom DIY Raspberry Pi Cases to 3D Print #18: Halo Case
A nice, clean, stylish design which pays tribute to the classic gaming series “Halo”. Cortana would love this. A great one for your new Raspberry Pi 3 and also an easy print. MyMiniFactory Download.
Best Custom DIY Raspberry Pi Cases to 3D Print #19: Han Solo In Carbonite
Frozen in Carbonite by Darth Vader, Han Solo has travelled half-way across the galaxy to ultimately serve you as a budget microcomputer. A very funny little case that any Star Wars geek would love. Cults 3D Download.
Best Custom DIY Raspberry Pi Cases to 3D Print #20: Pip-Boy 3000 Mk VI
Sure, you want to keep your new Pi 3 as close as possible. So why not wear it? Here‘s a great design in the “Fallout” Style. It‘s a big job for 3D printing, though, so fair warning. Cults 3D Download.
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