Other components required for the build include a new PowerBoost 1000C which has this year been launched by Adafruit and builds on the pervious 500C PowerBoost offering a constant 5.2V supply making sure there is a little spare.
The Pi case has been 3D printed but if you don’a have access to a 3D printer there are plenty of services to choose from such as 3D Hubs, MakerXYZ or Shapeways.
This project enclosure was designed specially to fit the components listed in the sidebar and below. The parts unfortunately will not fit on smaller print beds (like the Printrbot Simple). To print the parts, you’ll need access to a printer with a minimum build plate of 100mm x 168mm x 30mm.
There’s enough room in the enclosure to fit a thin plastic speaker and a mono Class D audio amplifier. We can wire up an audio cable (3.5mm jack) to the amp and plug it into the audio jack on the Raspberry Pi. This portion can be optional, but the keep in mind there’s no access to the audio jack on this 3D printed enclosure.
For full instructions and 3D print files required for the build jump over to the Adafruit website.
Source: AdafruitFiled Under: DIY Projects, Hardware, Top News