We've designed our very own case for Raspberry Pi Zero, codenamed "Slim Case for Raspberry Pi Zero". This video shows how to assemble it.


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 Zero and Zero W.

The Slim Case is made out of four layers of sandwich acrylic, it works with a PI Zero or a PI Zero WH, so headers on our headers off and it gives you access to install or remove your SD card while it's still in the case and full access to the ports and the cam report. So, when you get your PI Zero Case it's going to come all bundled up in a little package with paper still on to protect the layers. So we'll take all our parts out, the only tool we're going to need is a Phillips Screwdriver to screw in our screws, the nuts are held in place by recesses in the panel and every kit is going to come with a paper peeler, so this is just a little piece of acrylic to help get the paper corners on the acrylic panels started so you save your fingernails and don't scratch the acrylic and thanks to the magic of television, I've got most of the paper removed on these already but we'll just take the remaining paper off. When you're taking the paper off of this very thin piece be careful not to bend or flex it at all or it might break once it's installed in the Case there's no danger of that Case that layer being bent but when it's free like this you need to handle it very carefully. The top layer you'll find as you're removing the paper will have a bunch of little pieces left behind in the letters on the top panel.

So, to get those off we're just going to take our paper peeler put it flat on the acrylic and drag it along over the letters and it'll take all the pieces of remaining pieces of paper off. So, to assemble the board we want to start by taking our Pi making sure the SD card and everything is removed and we're going to put it down from the top into the thin layer we'll just fit around the outside edge of the Pi. So, the recess is cut into this thin layer we'll face up and you'll see that the micro USB ports and the HDMI via HDMI rest into those recesses, same with the camera port.

Next, we'll take the black layer and each layer will have a little notch out of the side, that's a recess for the HDMI port so those will all line up. Next is the bottom layer which is clear and then we finally will put the top layer in place it'll rest lightly on the board and then we take our screws and put them through the holes, while holding the board take one of the nuts and put it in place on the bottom side into the recess and lightly screw it in place with your screwdriver we only ever want these screws to be snug not tight, it's possible to tighten down these screws until you crack the acrylic.

Now it looks strong in under compression, but these are stainless screws and they're capable of being tightened beyond the point that acrylic could sustain. So there we have it our Case is installed on our Pi Zero, we have access to all the headers on the top an SD card can now be entered into the SD card slot and you still have access to the power ports in the camera port on the side. Thanks for watching.



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