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    3d printing a raspberry pi case

    So ive just found out we have three 3d printers at school here ()

    So im going to print myself a raspberry pi case

    Has anyone got an example of a decent one i can use?

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    there are a few...

    any recommendations?

    A lot of them are in multiple parts is this a pro or a con with regards to simplicity of printing and assembling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    there are a few...
    any recommendations?

    A lot of them are in multiple parts is this a pro or a con with regards to simplicity of printing and assembling?
    This looks functional and fairly easy to print. If you haven't used a 3d printer before, try some small 'test' objects first! Multiple parts can be a pro in terms of scheduling but these are generally two part boxes so assembly won't be ... err ... challenging.

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    does each .stl need to be printed seperately?

    Ive never done any of it was just planning on getting the tech dept to do it for me

    RepRap Raspberry Pi Case by davidcorne - Thingiverse

    this one looks similar but with a bit of a logo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    does each .stl need to be printed seperately?
    No, but generally the slicer will want to deal with a single stl, so you would need to combine multiple parts into a single file and arrange them appropriately for the bed.
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    Ive never done any of it was just planning on getting the tech dept to do it for me
    Heh - probably wise!

    RepRap Raspberry Pi Case by davidcorne - Thingiverse

    this one looks similar but with a bit of a logo...
    You would need to glue the components. A two part printed box will be stronger.

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    It certainly looks OK. 3d printing can depend a lot on the machine you are using and the expertise of the operator. Fabricators like Makerbot or the Reprap can be fussy about overhangs etc and the material (PLA/ABS). It's often difficult to know whether a part will be problematic until you try it (and you are 2 hours into the print!). Best ask whoever will be operator.

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    the tech teacher seems to be pretty clued up. ill just take him the files to print. I have no idea what our printer is other than it was pretty expensive.

    How does it choose the colour? I m guessing it depends on what colour plastic you feed into the thing?

    Does it take over 2 hours to print things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    How does it choose the colour? I m guessing it depends on what colour plastic you feed into the thing?
    Some have dual extruders and can switch colours but it's still down to choice of filament.
    Does it take over 2 hours to print things?
    Yes - or longer! 3D printing now is like personal computers were in 1978 - useful but slow, fussy and in need of TLC. Even professional units costing many tens of thousands will take many hours to produce complex parts no larger than a pint glass.

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    We built one of these 3D printers for about 500.
    http://reprap.org/wiki/Prusa

    If anyone has 3D plans for a raspberry Pi case that can fit into standard electrical trunking (with USB,monitor ports on the faceplate) I would be very interested.
    Last edited by CyberNerd; 28th June 2012 at 07:39 PM.

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    I havent made mine but purchased one from modmypi for about 8.

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