Aluminum Case mount for Raspberry Pi 4B (Octopi/Octoprint)
 

Aluminum Case mount for Raspberry Pi 4B (Octopi/Octoprint)  

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laurent.m4
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After struggling with thermal issues on an (otherwise great) 3D-printed plastic mount for my 3B, I decided to switch to a better thermal solution for my new Pi4 (Octoprint).

I was looking at a passively-cooled option and researched the existing solutions including a mount for the whole Flirc case. Eventually, I decided to build a hybrid solution using the top of an aluminum case for cooling and a 3D-printed replacement bottom with the frame mount for the MK3/S.

I ordered a few different aluminum cases and ended up settling for the generic but solid and inexpensive Geekworm Heavy Duty case (Amazon). I recreated a matching bottom and added a mounted feature at the bottom to attach to the back on the MK3/S frame, above the electronics box. I printed the bottom in orange, mostly for the contrasting pictures, but it actually looks very nice, so I am planning to keep it that way.

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Posted : 03/06/2020 12:03 am
1agkirk2
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Did you scan the Geeksworks case or did you manually create the CAD file for the .stl?  Nice job, I'm going to make one. Thanks

Posted : 03/06/2020 7:31 pm
laurent.m4
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@1agkirk2

It's all measured with calipers and then designed from scratch in Fusion 360.

Here are some "mechanical samples" I printed to do fine alignment on edges and holes and test the printing of the fins and screw holes without support.

This post was modified 2 months ago by laurent.m4
Posted : 03/06/2020 7:57 pm
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1agkirk2
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@laurent-m4

Impressive work product and thanks for taking the time to document your design effort. 

Posted : 03/06/2020 8:03 pm
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