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!