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This instructable is going to show you how to assembling the PIvena Raspberry Pi Case! Head over to my website to read more about the PIvena or to thingiverse to download all the design files and make your own or to my Etsy shop to buy a kit.

Looking for the Model B+ assembly instructions? Look Here:

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Step 1: What you need

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Before start building you will need to get all your parts together.

You can source these parts yourself or buy the kit on Etsy:

  • A set of lasercut 1/8" baltic birch plywood parts (Thingiverse)
  • A set of 3D printed parts (Thingiverse)
  • (36) - 5/16" length 4-40 screws
  • (9) - 1/2" length 4-40 screws
    • (2) additional 1/2" screws are included in the Model B+ kit
  • (4) - 5/8" length 4-40 screws
  • (4) - 4-40 nuts
    • (2) additional nuts are included in the Model B+ kit.
  • (3) - 1" length standoffs
  • (4) - 1/4" length unthreaded standoffs
  • (1) - micro usb cable
  • (1) - 2.1mm barrel jack
  • (1) - 2.1mm barrel connector for the LCD screen power connection

These are needed but not included in the hardware kit:

  • (1) - 5V 2A power supply with a 2.1mm barrel connector (Adafruit)
  • (1) - HDMI cable. I used a 1ft flat cable from (meritline) but you can use whatever you like.
  • (1) - Raspberry PI model B
  • (1) - 7" HDMI LCD (Adafruit) or (Amazon)

Step 2: Assemble the base

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  1. Get the base plate, (4) 5/16" screws, (4) 3D printed corners
  2. Set the base plate down in the orientation shown in the first picture.
  3. Insert one of the 5/16" screws from the bottom side of the base plate in a corner hole
  4. Screw it into the bottom of the 3D printed corner piece
    1. NOTE: the bottom of the 3D printed corner is flat, while the top has a bump up that is used to align the top pieces.
  5. Repeat for the remaining 3 corners
wilgubeast10 months ago

Looks like a very helpful set of instructions for assembling your kit. And definitely better than hunting for a PDF manual.