We developed this 3D-printed case to easily mount a fan on top of the Raspberry Pi 4 board. The case has following interesting features :
- an open case helps heat dissipation and thereby avoids loss of performance of the processor (= essential for the Raspberry Pi 4 B!)
- cut-out for display
- cut-out for camera
- cut-out for GPIO-cable
- DIN rail mountable with separate supports (optional, please select)
The cooling fan (30x30x7 mm) is only necessary for intensive CPU usage. It can be connected to the 3.3V as well as to the 5V pin of the GPIO pins. If it’s connected to the 3.3V pin, you almost can’t hear the fan. The fan is very easy to mount and to connect. Follow our tutorial “How to connect a fan to a Raspberry Pi” for more information.
- 3D-printed enclosure
- fan with necessary bolts and nuts
- 3 heatsinks for Raspberry Pi 4 with thermal adhesive (easy to mount)
- 4 screws
- 4 adhesive bumpers
- Raspberry Pi 4B board
- Closed enclosures such as the official Raspberry Pi 4 case prevent sufficient heat dissipation and lead to CPU performance loss. For intensive CPU usage, an open enclosure with passive heat dissipation will certainly help, but it’s not enough. To ensure maximum heat dissipation, an open enclosure with fan is the optimal solution.
- We 3D-print our self-developed cases in our own lab. To print the cases, we use PLA, an eco-friendly raw material.