Raspberry Pi Acorn RISC OS Case

Posted: Jun 25, 2016

I finally got my hands on a Raspberry Pi 3 earlier this week and straight away went in search of a cool case for it over at Thingiverse.

As I'm going to be running RISC OS I thought it would be nice to have a case based on old Acorn hardware. I couldn't find anything on Thingiverse I liked, so I decided to design something myself based on the design of my Acorn Risc PC.

Raspberry Pi RISC OS Case Design

As you can see, I wanted to have two USB connectors on the front for memory cards, etc., and two on the back for the keyboard and mouse. There are 4 holes for screws to secure the PCB, and there is also the possibility of having 2 LEDs on the front like the original Risc PC.

When printing it out, I decided to print using a wood/PLA composite, which I quite like:

Raspberry Pi RISC OS Case 1
Raspberry Pi RISC OS Case 2
Raspberry Pi RISC OS Case 3
Raspberry Pi RISC OS Case 4

For comparison with a real Risc PC, look no further:

Risc PC and Raspberry Pi Case

Now all that's left to do is connect it to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse and power it up!

Risc PC and Raspberry Pi Case

Cables and Other Parts

The five extension cables can be found on places like eBay. The sizes in the 3D models have been matched perfectly to these cable ends, so if you buy any other cables, you will most likely need to change the STL files. The images are linked below:

USB Cable 1
USB Cable 2
Ethernet Cable

File Download

Click the link below to download the file(s):

Acorn Risc PC Raspberry Pi Case: (57.67kb)

We provide all files as-is, without any kind of warranty, for use in your own personal projects. They may not be redistributed or sold without permission.

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FatmanNov 24, 2018 18:15

Thanks for the files, I had one printed at 3d hubs in light grey, just waiting for the cables before I assemble it

David HillDec 17, 2018 18:49

Awesome! Just had my printed, loving it. Thanks for the effort.

RichardMay 29, 2020 15:40

Hi. I've ordered the cables from your links, but unfortunately manufacturers have changed their designs. You mension altering the stl file to suit, but when I import it, it does not form a solid body, so I am unable to modify it. Is there a step file avaliable?

David TaitJul 22, 2020 21:31

Hi Dan, are the Part Files available for this design?

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