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April 24, 2014 AT 11:00 am

Nintendo Style Case for the Raspberry Pi #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Thingiverse user tastic007 uploaded an awesome Raspberry Pi case that makes you say, “Why didn’t I think of that?”. Inspired by the classic Nintendo entertainment system, He designed a 3-piece design that snap fits together. The case was modeled in Tinkercad and holds the Raspberry Pi Model B. The two-color flap is a great example of using the pause-to-change-filament feature on the makerbot replicator. Tastic007 wrote up a detailed guide on the build. The raspberry pi cartridge sticker on the SD card is a great finishing touch. It’s only missing the two buttons for power and reset. An LED next to the power button would make a great remix for anyone daring enough to print this project.

This case was designed specifically in creating a RetroPie gaming system, which combines a number of video game emulator technologies into a single Raspberry Pi based solution.

Check out more photos of this retro project on Thingiverse .

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