I would also be glad to send you the files too! Just send me a PM with your email address. Thanks a lot for your comment, its really appreciated! I got mine printed at 3DPrint UK. They do selective laser sintering, while more expensive than the more ‘common’ extrusion based methods. However, I really think its worth the extra cash if you can afford it, because the quality is incredible, you really wont be dissapointed! I think it cost me about 60 quid to get it printed.
And yes, I have recently tried to make the finish nicer on mine. I have spray painted it with a spray paint designed to spray onto plastic. I think it has given a really nice result, and it feels much nicer to hold too. The ‘raw’ sls product feels a bit chalky. I also painted the rpi logo. And as a bonus, i 3d printed the button surrounds in brass from shapeways.com. They can 3d print a mould, and then fill the mould with different metals, its a really cool (but pricey) service. Anyway, I have added a couple of photos so check them out if you so wish!
Thingiverse is dedicated (only?) to .stl files
(Thingiverse also had “thingiview”, 3D preview of stl model. WebGL enabled browser needed for that.)
3D warehouse is (only?) for .skp files
TF3DM is for all 3D files. TinyUpload is great for general file hosting.
I liked that he had already added the rear buttons so ran with that design, what I’ve changed so far:
Moved the controls further up to make room for 20mm speakers.
Added recessed holes for 20mm speakers, not 100% sold on the grill design but it looks decent and the holes will be easy to clean up with the right size drill bit post print.
Added holes for 3mm LED’s power and charge with icons either side of the LED’s.
Attempt to squeeze in a larger 5″ HDMI display, waiting on display to arrive to start taking measurements but I think there will be enough space.
Add provision for a volume control pot.