W8XG's PiGate Case
Customized 3D printed Cases for: Mark Griffith's PiGate

Std.Pi3.Case Std.(Pi3/TNC) Std.Pi3.Case Std.Pi3.Case Std.Pi3/Case. Extended.Fan.PiGate3.case ..Internal..fan Display.Case.1 Display.Boards..Ver_A left....Ver_B right


W8XG is pleased to print 3D cases for the PiGate community as designed by KD0QYN Mark Griffith. All cases are for the typical Pi 3 and 1200 baud TNC from Coastal Chipworks.

I make three cases; 1)Standard.$25, 2)Extended fan.$29 3)Extended Display.$29. (Shipping is $4). The cases are customized, with Name and Call Sign on the sides and PiGate on the end (RMS PiGate on display version).

Colors available are: Black, Silver, Blue, Red and White

It typically takes about a week to get a case produced and mailed (USPS), depending on the backlog (it takes about 14 hrs to print) and then there is my "real" work.

The extended and display cases have space for a 30x30x7 mm fan. You can them pick up on Amazon. Note these are only 7mm thick and a 10mm is too thick.

I don't do "custom" cases or "one off's". They consume too much design time and trial and error to fit. These three cases (1)Standard PiGate, 2)Extended fan, 3)Extended Display case), I've spend a lot of time to figure out all the dimensions. That said, there is a new 9600 baud TNC coming from Coastal, and I'll be working that into the scheme. But it's not ready yet.

Finally if you are ordering a RMS display case (three board stack) there are two versions of that lcd board (just to confuse the issue), as shown above. The original has a long full header. The version 2 has a shorter header and it's shifts the display board about 6mm forward, extending the length of the case and lid. It's best to have your unit build and identify which unit you have, before ordering the case. All of the cases have 4 internal plastic "studs". Pick up some 4-40 machine screws. They will nicely tap the holes in the studs to mount the boards. In a typical two board setup, I us a short screw and mount the Pi to one hole. Then I use two 7/8" screws to mount thru two other holes. You don't need 4 fastners. In a 3 board case. You probably want one or two fastners thru two boards and then another thru all three. You may also need a spacer to hold the third board level. As set of machine screws and spacers for computer hardware will come in handy for a 3 board setup.

The A typc is Adafruit product 2441 here, which I use https://www.adafruit.com/product/2441

Please order from: bparker@pwg.net .....with PiGate in the subject line ..... and the following:

1) Case type, 1(std) 2(extended fan) 3(extended display ver-A or ver-B) (note: the Version B has a 26 pin header and is shifted off the end of the board, requiring a longer case/lid)

2) Lettering (name as you want printed First Last or just First, call sign). Note std layout is First Last on one side, Call the other, and PiGate or RMS PiGate on the end.

3) Color

4) Shipping address (if not QRZ address will be used)

You will get an email from my "real" email, as this one gets spammed, with instruction for mailing a check or sending a PayPal payment.