Fan Cover for Arcade Jason's Pi Position


Installed In My Pole Position.


The raspberry pi, as well as most other single board computers, is normally designed to run without additional cooling. But anyone who is familiar with electronics, knows that heat is the enemy of components. Likewise, arcade game owners are also sensitive to keeping their equipment cool, so it lives an additional 25 years.

When the raspberry pi first came out, overclocking it was a common practice, so I adopted the practice of adding fans to 90% of my raspberry pi projects early on and have continued ever since. Jason’s board seems like a good candidate for this as well ,

The design basically snaps in place and then is secured using for narrow fillister head philips screws that attach it to the raspberry pi once you tap it’s four mounting holes. The excess air blows out the shoot in the front, as I noticed that these components also generate heat when running. You will need a fan cover, that is not included in the design package, but is included on this website. Enjoy

Non-Printed Parts

MULTICOMP - MC011496 - Fan, 5 V, DC, 50 mm, 10 mm, 25.6 dBA, 11 cu.ft/min                          Shop for this item
6-32 Thread, 1/2" Long Narrow Fillister Head Phillips Screws High-Profile 
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6-32 Thread Size, 3/4" White Nylon Pan Head Screws Slotted Drive Style
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Printer Settings

Printer Brand: Dremel
Printer:3D20Shop for this item
Nozzle Used:Micro Swiss .4mm Nozzle MK10 All Metal Hotend Upgrade KitShop for this item
Supports?Your Choice
Shown Printed in Filament  Color IZi-Rui  1.75mm, Marble Color Sparkly Black, PLA Filament, 2.2lbsShop for this item
Shown Printed in Filament Color IZi-Rui 1.75mm, Marble Color Rock White, PLA Filament, 2.2lbsShop for this item

Post printing and assembly pictures

After printing your fan box and choice of fan cover, it’s time to prep for assembly.

Using a 6-32 tap, tap the four corners of the pi board, making sure not to run the tap too deep to damage Jason‘s board below it. Additionally, use your 6-32 tap, to tap the fan boxes cover, in the four locations that mount the fan.
Assemble the fan and the fan cover and feed the power wires through the supplied hole, temporarily mounting the fan assembly to the cover assembly using two or more screws

Lay the pi position board, and your assembled fan cover board next to each other and cut your power wires long enough to reach pins two and six on the raspberry pi board. Solder these in place to supply power to the fan.
Now snap the cover onto Jason's pi position board and attach using the four Fillister screws. At this point you may want to remove the fan and cover off of the main box, just to be sure that the excess wire will not brush into the fan. Reattach Fen with all four Nylon
Screws and enjoy

About the Design

This design, as well as previous designs, was done in Autodesk’s free 123D design. This is now an abandoned piece of software, that I am still very proficient in. You can download its last revision for Windows (2.2.14) here, but understand that the online cloud storage option no longer works.

The .123dx file may contain sketches, solids, or both needed to render the final STL. and is included to ease part modification for your purpose. 




The STL file for slicing



The Autodesk 123D Design file that generated this part

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