With four 3D printers (so far) in-house, a new staff member from the heart of the 3D community, and #3dthursday , Adafruit has started getting into desktop 3D printing in a big way, especially where these fabrication tools interface with electronics!
Desktop 3D printers excel in the creation of custom enclosures for compact, dedicated electronics projects. We had seen Jason Welsh's outstanding Folding Arduino Lab (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:32839) when it launched this past fall and reached out to him with a special challenge -- to create a practical, modular case for the Raspberry Pi to share with our community!
Jason Welsh who created this design can be found on thingiverse at http://www.thingiverse.com/jasonwelsh, check out his other designs there. He also operates a youtube channel where he instructs many in the field of 3D Modeling, Design and Electronics, which can be found here http://www.youtube.com/cannedmushrooms. He invites you to come on by anytime and learn some new tricks.
Jason Welsh: I hope this design helps you expand your imagination and guides you in all manner of nerdy ways while dishing out your Pi.
When sharing this thing please attribute project to Jason Welsh in addition to citing Adafruit per the license selected!
For a rundown on the design watch this video: http://youtu.be/zxPQQ1B_hx8
Many members of the Adafruit community will be printing this object and sharing their feedback -- so check back here for latest updates for tweaks to the design files and assembly tips.
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