Raspberry Pi 3B+ Enclosure 3D Model

The 3D model of the Raspberry Pi 3B is hosted on Thingiverse. This page contains the bill of material, in case you want to build a similar setup.

Cloud Server

The above setup is used for a Nextcloud setup. Nextcloud is a self-hosted productivity platform and allows you to host your cloud data such as pictures of your phone yourself.

It is a full replacement for DropBox and Google Drive for me, with the benefit of protecting my privacy. Additional features enable video chat and many other fun things.

The installation script can be found on Github.

Backup Server

The above setup is used for a backup server which regularly backs up all Raspberry Pis in a rolling backup on a daily and monthly basis. The installation script can be found on Github.

I have several PIs installed in my home. One of them acts for example as Nextcloud server and resides in a DMZ.

In such a setup, servers pushing into the private zone pose a security threat. To overcome this, another server/PI resides in the private zone and cyclically pulls the data such as pictures and logs in.

The backup PI uses CRON jobs and scripts to do a backup every day and month. It hereby keeps data for 12 months in a rolling backup.

Bill of Material

1 1TB 5400RPM SATA3/SATA 6.0 GB/s 8MB
1 USB 3.0 to 2.5″ SATA HDD Adapter
1 Raspberry Pi 3 B+
1 64GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I
1 Quick Charge 3.0 60W 6-Port USB Wall Charger
1 USB 2.0 a Power Enhancer Y 1 Female to 2 Male
1 #4×1/2 Pan Head Phillips Zinc Screws
1 #4×3/8 Pan Head Phillips Zinc Screws

Not used by me but recommended in setups with a fan: Nocturna Fan or WINSINN  Fan.

If you don’t need a hard drive, you might find this Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Case with Fan attractive as it includes a fan already.

3 Replies to “Raspberry Pi 3B+ Enclosure 3D Model”

  1. Hello! I think I have been on your site a month ago. After checking through some of the post I realized that you added quite a lot of interesting new stuff.

    Anyhow, I’m definitely glad I came back. I’ll be book-marking and checking back more often!

    I’m so excited about the Nextcloud setup that I’ll start printing now 🙂

  2. Hi, I was just looking at your BOM to see what parts you used and I thought I should let you know of a problem with the ‘Hard Drive Adapter’ link. Here in the UK the Amazon link redirects to a ‘USB3.0 to mSATA Aluminium SSD Enclosure Case’ on the Amazon.co.uk site. However when I check the link from the GitHub BOM it links to the correct adapter on the Amazon.com site.
    I think this is probably because the adapter does not appear to be available from Amazon here in the UK and the Amazon is redirecting to what it thinks is the nearest equivalent but is getting it badly wrong.

    I just thought I should let you know before you get people complaining that they have the wrong parts.

    Kind regards

    Russell Spearing

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