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The Bit Box Pi is a Raspberry pi model B+ case that was designed from the ground up to look both stylish and functional. The case is entirely 3d printed but has various other components. The Bit Box has 3 illuminated 16mm ring style switches from sparkfun and space for optional fans and lighting inserts.

Step 1: BOM and Parts

Most parts minus electronics can be bought at your local hardware store. The rest of the parts were bought on ebay and from sparkfun.

Electronics:

-270 degree flat hdmi angle: http://www.ebay.com/itm/170643867246?_trksid=p2059...

-Raspberry pi model b+: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LPESRUK/ref=oh...

-40mm Fan: http://www.ebay.com/itm/271546922624?_trksid=p2059...

-8gb or higher SD Card: http://www.ebay.com/itm/191341778873?_trksid=p2059...

-16m diameter led buttons: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11966

-Raspberry pi Heatsink kit: http://www.ebay.com/itm/371206039276?_trksid=p2059...

Hardware:

- (4x) #4 sheet metal screws countersunk

- (4x) #6 countersunk machine screws (Bolts)

- (4x) #6 nylock nuts

- (4x) #4 sheet metal screws

- (4x) Rubber Feet or 9v battery caps

- 3d printed parts http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:616219

Tools:

- 3d Printer with at least a 4.2 by 4.2 inch print bed

- Hot Glue Gun

- Phillips Head Screwdriver

Step 2: Printing

Printed Using A XYZ Printing Da Vinci 1.0

abs plastic bought from: http://www.ebay.com/itm/171131098304?_trksid=p2060...


Print settings for the main body were:

Speed: Fast

Layer Height: .2mm

Shells: Normal

Infill: 50%

Supports

Extruder temp: 205

Print Bed Temp: 90


Print settings for the Lid were:

Speed: Fast

Layer Height: .1mm

Shells: Thin

Infill: 10% or hexagonal

Extruder Temp: 205

Print Bed Temp: 90

Step 3: Assembly

  • Clean up and sand down support material left from the print
  • Install the fan using #6 bolts and nylocks accordingly
  • Insert usb and hdmi into rpi before screwing in with #4 machine screws
  • Install buttons with rubber o ring before nut
  • Install lid and secure using #4 countersunk screws

Soldering

My personal configuration consists of the positive coming from a spliced usb cable and going through both the red reset button and the white power button, with the power going to the fan going through the blue button. These buttons functionality is completely up to you and is why there is no further instructions.

Step 4: Software (up to You)

Many Great Projects are out there for the raspberry pi, my personal favorites for this case are the retropie retro emulator and raspbmc or xbox media center for raspberry pi. Of course this is up to you and your imagination!

Well that's it, not much of an intricate project but for 13 years old its not to shabby.

What exactly is it used for
Raspberry Pi's are used for many different projects. To put it simply; it's a very small and very basic computer. One popular use is for media players, using them as a front to download and play movies/torrents.
<p>Couldn't have said it much better my self.</p>

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