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Raspberry Pi Enclosure v1 Assembly

How to assemble the lasercut enclosure that comes with Maker Shed's Raspberry Pi Starter Kit.

Raspberry Pi Enclosure v1 Assembly

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This guide will show you how to assemble the simple Pi enclosure that’s included in the Maker Shed Raspberry Pi Starter Kit.

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Step #1:

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  • You should have nine parts in total: four side pieces, one bottom piece, and four small locks.
  • Your parts may look slightly different.

Step #2:

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Place your Raspberry Pi onto the bottom piece. The headers, SD card slot, and USB power port should be above the side with the two small rectangles.

Step #3:

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  • Now attach the two smaller sides, and hold the whole assembly in your hand as shown.
  • The side piece with the "Make: Pi" engraving should line up with the SD card slot on your Pi - you may have to push the Pi into place.

Step #4:

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  • Now slide the two larger side pieces into place. It doesn't matter what order you assemble them in.
  • You may have to put some pressure on the side pieces to get everything to fit together nicely, but that's ok, it's supposed to be a tight fit.
  • If you're using the included Pi Cobbler, install it on the headers and slide the ribbon cable through the side piece before assembling.

Step #5:

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  • Now insert the four small lock pieces into their slots.
  • That's it, you're done!

Eric Weinhoffer

Eric is a Manufacturing Engineer at Other Machine Co., where he uses large machines to make smaller machines. When not building things, Eric enjoys skiing, cycling, and climbing.


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