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GPS Case Assembly Instructions

April 18, 2016

The laser-cut parts of the case are protected by an adhesive film which needs to be removed before assembly.

Before assembly, please make sure nothing is plugged into the Raspberry Pi and that the SD card has been removed.

Bill of Materials

  • Raspberry Pi B+/2/3 (not included)
  • HAB Supplies GPS HAT (not included)
  • 6x Acrylic Plates
  • 1x Acrylic Light Pipe (black version only)
  • 8x M2.5 8mm M/F Standoff
  • 4x M2.5 11mm F/F Standoff
  • 8x M2.5 5mm Bolt

NOTE: Acrylic is a hard and stiff plastic which is sensitive to stress concentrations and shares a certain level of fragility with glass. Acrylic can scratch easily and should be cleaned with a mild solution of dish detergent and warm water. Never use cleaners unsuitable for acrylic. Never use a dry, abrasive cloth.

Here are the parts from the case kit:

Follow these images checking parts and orientation of the acrylic pieces. You will see a before and after image for each step. Make sure you have all the parts ready, shown in the before picture.

Insert the screws from under the acrylic plate and screw the 8mm M/F standoffs in place.

Place the Pi on top, and loosely secure using the 11mm F/F standoffs. We will tighten them up later!

Fit the USB acrylic plate in place. Once in place, tighten the 11mm F/F standoffs in the previous step.

Fit the GPS hat and secure using the remaining 8mm M/F standoffs.

With the remaining side acrylic plates, fit them one by. Starting with the HDMI side, followed by the SD card side and finally fitting the GPIO side. There is a knack to fitting each plate.

Start by aligning the bottom "pips" of the HDMI side plate, with the holes in the bottom plate at a slight angle, then gently push the side plate down into the holes whilst at the same time bring the plate up to a vertical position.

With the SD card plate, start by inserting the side pip, at an angle, into the hole on the HDMI side plate. Then slowly press the raised side of the SD card plate down whilst pressing it into the HDMI side plate. The HDMI side plate should raise slightly allowing you to align the bottom pips of the SD card plate with the bottom plate.

Like we did with the HDMI side plate, align the pips of the GPIO side plate, with the holes in the bottom plate at a slight angle, then gently push the side plate down into the holes whilst at the same time bring the plate up to a vertical position.

Fit the top plate into position, making sure all the pips have aligned up correctly, and fasten with the remaining M2.5 5mm bolts.

OPTIONAL

If you have the black version of the case, you will find a little clear acrylic light pipe. Simply press this down into the top plate.

Last update: July 29, 2016

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