Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that have already been able to get their hands on one of the new Raspberry Pi Zero mini pC systems that were launched last year for $5, might be interested in a new streamlined case that allows you to add a heat sink if necessary.
The 3D printer case specifically designed for the Pi Zero has been uploaded to the Thingiverse website and is now available to download and print on your very own 3D printer if you have access to one.
Its creator explains a little more about his design and functionality:
SoaPiBarZero – a soap bar shaped enclosure for the Raspberry Pi Zero. Includes cut outs for gpio, processor heat sink, activity led and access to the sd card.The gpio can be accessed from above or below depending on the option selected and will fit a male or female header.
The heat sink opening will fit a standard 14x14mm heat sink.I will upload various versions of the top and bottom parts with or without upper and lower gpio, heat sink and eyelet options so you can mix and match at will.
Specifications of the Raspberry Pi Zero include :
– A Broadcom BCM2835 application processor
– 1GHz ARM11 core (40% faster than Raspberry Pi 1)
– 512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM
– A micro-SD card slot
– A mini-HDMI socket for 1080p60 video output
– Micro-USB sockets for data and power
– An unpopulated 40-pin GPIO header
– Identical pinout to Model A+/B+/2B
– An unpopulated composite video header
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