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Here's a guide to assemble your Slim Case for Raspberry Pi 3 A+ (Plus).

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Hi, Steven here from Core Electronics, in this video I'm going to show you how to assemble your slim case for the Raspberry Pi 3 A+.

When you first get your case it'll come with that protective plastic on all the pieces and they'll be a small piece that's a paper peeler that will help you peel away the plastic, we just use the edge of that to get the plastic started and then we can peel it up off of all of our panels. Now in the areas that have engraving in them like the top panel, there's going to be a lot of little pieces in between the letters so to get those off an easy way is just to take the edge of the paper peeler and kind of drag it along lightly along the surface of the text and it'll take off any of those little pieces that are hard to get at and then just clean it up really well with a dry cloth to remove any smudges from it might be left over from the glue of the plastic.

So now that we have all the plastic removed off the pieces, there's an order that this case will go together to make it easy to assemble. So, we'll take the thin piece that has the engraved notches in it be, careful with this one it's going to be particularly fragile until the case is assembled, and we'll put the Raspberry Pi on top of it and press it down into the piece, so the bottom edges are flush. So, the notches sit just inside of where the accessory ports are, and the bottom edge of this panel is flush with the bottom edge of the pot. This is important because later our SD card is going to need to slip under this panel. The next step with the Pi upside down we're going to take the black panel and put it in place the gap will be where the SD card is, and the larger side will cover the text on the bottom of the Raspberry Pi then we'll take the final bottom panel and put it in place with engraved parts outward. So those will hold the nuts later turning it over well finally we'll take our last and grey piece the text should be readable that's how you know which side is up and then we're ready to put our screws in place.

With a screw in place take one of your nuts and put it into the back of the panel the engraved portion of the panel will hold the nut in place, so you don't need anything more than a screwdriver to put it together and we'll tighten it down lightly and then we'll repeat that for all four corners.

Now this acrylic is pretty strong but you can tighten it too much with these stainless steel hardware to the point where it will crush the acrylic, so just be careful when you're tightening it there's no reason to tighten it any more than just finger tight really lightly, snug it down, you can tighten it quite a bit without damage occurring usually but why risk it. So, let me tighten the screws and there you have it, your Raspberry Pi case is assembled and now all we need to do is slip in our SD card on the side and away we go.

Thanks for watching the video and enjoy your new case.

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