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!
@astro_timpeake Tim, our rainbow @astro_pi is ready for coding challenge. #principia inspiring future generations. pic.twitter.com/pf7Xnd9liv
You’ll never lose Jonny Teague‘s case in the dark!
The @astro_pi case in all its glory and luminescence pic.twitter.com/iP7YIlmEtF
Dave has found some other fantastic examples:
Found an excellent 3D printing shop in Singapore. Spent an hour talking about @astro_pi and they gave me this! pic.twitter.com/lMoHv3ljum
Love the red buttons on this sleek black one:
@astro_pi 90% complete,few more parts and will be clone of @astro_pi_ir that @astro_timpeake has on @ISS_Research pic.twitter.com/CfSBpB12GR
Patrick Wiatt made this classy silver and blue case:
Completed the @astro_pi 3d printable case today, now we just need the Sense HAT! #newellfonda @Raspberry_Pi pic.twitter.com/Wv9d9Th15n
@astro_pi hi there , here is mine ;) pic.twitter.com/mCXZyPZ9rT
Some more pics of our operational 3D printed @astro_pi flight case. http://richardhayler.blogspot.com/2016/02/3d-printed-astro-pi-flight-case.html … pic.twitter.com/u2x5zUgecK
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!