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The Atari 2600 Raspberry Pi Case:

Here is a little thing I made.

 

Thingiverse – Atari 2600 Raspberry Pi Case

And here are some pictures:

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This was a really fun project that taught me a lot about using OpenSCAD.
In particular, I learned a lot about getting real-world measurements into the CAD environment (if anyone has any tricks to make that easier, I’d love to hear them!).  It’s one thing, for example, to locate the position of the Raspberry Pi’s power port relative to the edges of the board, but figuring out how to position the opening in the side of the case is another.  OpenSCAD generates each shape relative to the origin, and it’s up to the designer to move it around until it’s in the right place.  If there is a way to generate a shape relative to something else (like the back of the case), I’d love to hear about it, and it would sure make things easier.

This should in NO WAY be taken as a complaint about OpenSCAD!

I LOVE the fact that there is a full-featured parametric CAD program that is developed by basically one guy, who has seen fit to develop it as an open source project that is available for free to anyone who wants it!

 

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