Aluminum Raspberry Pi 4 Case

USD$49.99

This aluminum Raspberry Pi 4 case acts as a passive heat sink that improves the single board computer performances, and also embed a configurable button that can be programmed for any function (e.g. reset button).

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Description

This Aluminum Raspberry Pi 4 Case from Mechatronics Art is a high quality, small form factor aluminum case designed for performance and comfort. The case cools down the Raspberry Pi 4 CPU and memory chip thanks to its aluminum construction and thermal paste. The case is acting as a passive heat sink that improves the single board computer performances.

The Case is equipped with a configrable button (e.g. reset button) made of aluminum and has easy SD card access. As compared to our Raspberry Pi 3 Aluminum Case, the case also contain an aluminum Micro SD Card protection cap that can also protect the Micro SD Card from being removed by the user as needed. It also has embedded holes to mount the Raspberry Pi camera on the back (screws included). The case also gives complete access to the connectors on the board: a cap on the top of the case can be set opened or closed to give access to the GPIO ports, and it also have specific openings for the CSI and DSI connectors.

This product comes in various colors: Gunmetal Grey, Ocean Blue, Strong Red, Midnght Black, Juicy Orange. Just pick the one you love best!

The kit comes with hardware required for installation: thermal paste, bottom rubber pads, installation screws, Hex key, camera mounting screws and assembly guide!

Features

  • Material: High quality aluminum alloy anodized, engraved;
  • Color: according to selected option (Ocean Blue, Strong Red, Midnight Black, Gunmetal Grey, Juicy Orange);
  • Configurable button;
  • Aluminum Micro SD Card protection carp to protect the Micro SD from the user;
  • GPIO access;
  • DSI and CSI port access;
  • Camera fixation holes.

Part List

  • 1x Aluminum case;
  • 4x Rubber feet;
  • 4x Screws for case and 2x screws for camera (camera not included);
  • 1x Hex key;
  • 1x Reset button pin header;
  • 1x Assembly guide.

Compatibility

  • Raspberry Pi 4B (8GB);
  • Raspberry Pi 4 (1GB, 2GB, 4GB).

Additional information

Weight 240 g
Dimensions 19 × 22.5 × 5 cm
Color

Gunmetal Grey, Ocean Blue, Strong Red, Midnight Black, Juicy Orange

Enclosure Dimension

95mm x 63mm x 28mm (3.75in x 2.5in x 1in)

Enclosure Weight

120g

Assembly

Download Assembly Guide

Download Assembly Guide

FAQ

I bought your case with the Raspberry Pi installed. How do I use the button?

If you purchase the case with the Raspberry Pi 3 b+ or newer installed, we connect the button to GPIO24 (pin 18) and GND (as seen in this tutorial). You can use this GPIO24 (pin 18) as the button and program the button to do what you want!

Does your metallic case interfere or decrease the function of the bluetooth or wireless?

The case is electrically isolated from the Raspberry Pi circuit. The case is not grounded and does not prevent any wireless communication with the sock antenna of the Raspberry Pi. We compared the signal strength of one Raspberry Pi 3 with the Mechatronics Art aluminum case, and another Raspberry Pi naked. We measured a loss of power of -4dBm at 30m distance for the Raspberry Pi with aluminum enclosure, which is typically negligible.

Can I use your reset button as a shutdown button?

Yes! You can connect the connector of the reset button directly to some of the GPIOs of the Raspberry Pi, and follow this tutorial to transform the reset button into a shutdown button. By default, we advice to solder the pin header (included) to the reset pins of the Raspberry Pi, which acts as a hard reset by default with any distribution.