Last month we published a guide on how to 3D print your own Astro Pi flight case. Since then we’ve seen some amazing examples pop up over on Twitter. My favorites have to be the two below.
@KaceyandKristi posted this amazing rainbow flight case – great way to make the most of the layered design!
— Kacey-Kristi-Lance (@kaceyandkristi) March 4, 2016
You’ll never lose Jonny Teague‘s case in the dark!
— Jonny Teague (@jonny_teague) March 2, 2016
Dave has found some other fantastic examples:
— John Chinner 🇪🇺🇬🇧 (@JohnChinner) February 24, 2016
Love the red buttons on this sleek black one:
— Mac the Hat 🏴 (@ObiWanMacJock) February 23, 2016
Patrick Wiatt made this classy silver and blue case:
— Patrick Wiatt (@PatrickWiatt) February 18, 2016
— LEFRANCOIS (@LEFRANCOIS77820) February 9, 2016
— Richard Hayler ☀ (@rdhayler) February 9, 2016
Our absolute favourite photo is of one of Richard’s Code Club students, Ozzy, posing as mini-Tim to recreate a photo of Tim Peake with an Astro Pi flight unit that’s become famous in the community…
These are fantastic and we’d love to see more of them, but I also have an additional challenge for you – hack our design! Maybe you’d like to add your name to the front, or add an extra handle – surprise us!
I added the words “Raspberry Pi” to my top layer very quickly in Tinkercad, a simple and free in-browser 3D-modelling program.
I also successfully installed FreeCad on my Pi3 today, and I’m going to see what I can do over the UK Bank Holiday weekend.
Get your printer on and warming up! Here’s a link to the Astro Pi flight case STL files: go go go!