Slim Case for the Raspberry Pi Zero Assembly

Updated 24 May 2019

The Slim Case for the Raspberry Pi Zero, Zero W and Zero WH provides protection for your Raspberry Pi without adding unnecessary bulk. Best of all it keeps everything sleek and tidy without hiding the board itself. The Slim Case was designed and manufactured by us here at Core Electronics in Newcastle!

In this guide, we will show you how to assemble your case!


When you receive your case it will come with all the panels protected with paper, and the parts enclosed inside. The first step is to remove the paper from all the panels. We've included an acrylic scraper to help get the paper started and save your fingernails. This also helps remove the little bits that will be around the engraved text on the top panel. Just slide the flat edge of the scraper across the text to remove all the little paper parts! The acrylic scraper is unlikely to scratch the panel if you don't press too hard.

Unopened Slim for Zero

First Layer

Once the paper is removed locate the small panel with the engraved notches. Be careful not to bend this layer as it is fragile until the case is assembled.

Thin layer of Slim Case for Zero

Position your 3A+ inside this layer by pressing the Pi in from the top. The bottom edge of the acrylic layer and the bottom edge of the Pi should line up. The notches should line up with the connectors on the Pi to allow it to sit flush.

Side view of first layer of Slim case for Zero

Black Layer

Position the black layer on the bottom of the board. This layer will sit so the notch lines up with the mini HDMI port on the Pi Zero. See the photos below.

Bottom of the Zero

Slim for Zero black layer position

Bottom Layer

Place the bottom layer in position. The engravings for the nuts should face out, and the notch should line up with the mini HDMI port.

Slim for Zero bottom layer

Position Top Layer

Rest the top layer in position

Slim for Zero top layer

Screw in the Panels

Put the screws through the holes from the top.

Screws in the Slim for the Pi Zero

Press the nuts into the recesses on the bottom panel. Then lightly tighten the screws. They do not need to be very tight!

Nuts in the Slim case for Zero

Tightening the screws on the slim case for Zero


Enjoy your new case!

Completed Slim for Pi Zero

Now that you have completed your case, its time to get started with your Pi! Check out our Raspberry Pi Online Workshop for everything you need to know about using your Pi!

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