Introduction: 3D Printed LCD Case

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Hello my fellows from the internet, time ago I bought a 7" LCD screen that I wanted to use with my Raspberry Pi. It came just the LCD and its driver, so I was thinking to built it an enclosure to make it mobile. I designed on solidworks, and it was my first experience using a 3d printer. :)

The STL files will be at the end.

Step 1: Materials

  1. 7" LCD screen with its driver. I bought mine on Amazon.
  2. The stl files.
  3. I stand for the enclosure. I found this at Amazon and it's very confortable
  4. Some hot glue
  5. Some super glue. I used Loctite, but I think that other ones work fine.
  6. Two M2 screw with nuts.

Step 2: Assembly

Picture of Assembly

It isn't difficult to assemble all the parts. The controller of the driver is mounted with the screws on the right part of the enclosure.
For the driver itself you need to some supports, like in the image. I used hot glue to keep the driver in place.

The front part of the enclosure was glued with super glue to the LCD screen.

Step 3: Assembly Continuous...

Picture of Assembly Continuous...

Having the screen, the driver and the controller in their places, it's time to close the case.

Step 4: Results

Picture of Results

Congratulations you have and enclosure for a 7" LCD screen that you can use with everything you want, because it have hdmi, vga and rca.

I used mine with a Raspberry Pi like the one in the picture.

Comments

Kinanda made it! (author)2015-07-15

It works great! thank U

JasonChang (author)Kinanda2015-07-27

That's so nice, I appreciate that will serve you. It looks nice on green :D

crazybirzzz (author)2015-06-17

I have been waiting (leaving it on the side to be realistic) to design this case for months... Thanks, I'll try.

Now the question. Do you use any kind of batery to run it? Does the microchip gets very hot? mine... quiet a lot... I'm thinking to put some aluminium sink

JasonChang (author)crazybirzzz2015-06-17

I use a external power supply, if you look at the top part (where the hdmi port is) you will see a dc jack. The manufacturer suggests a 12 volts power supply, but I use mine with a 5 volts 2 amps, and it works great. I'm thinking of adding batteries in the near future.

I'll use it for hours and it doesn't feel so hot.

kyleishie (author)2015-06-15

The link above for the LCD is bad.

JasonChang (author)kyleishie2015-06-15

I apologized for that, I did not notice it. I will changed it immediately.

tomatoskins (author)2015-06-15

Customer enclosures are a great use of 3D printing!

JasonChang (author)tomatoskins2015-06-15

Thank you for your comment :D

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