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DIY Raspberry Pi Desktop Tower Case with OLED Stats Display



Hey friends in this video I will show you how to make 3D Printed Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Case with OLED Stats Display Setup.

This mini Case is 3D Printed and sides are made of Clear Transparent Acrylic and it looks very awesome with the RGB Cooler Inside.

This ICECUBE Tower Cooler Does the job very well, maintains the temperature 33°C at normal use and at intense usage it goes around 50°C.

The OLED Stats Display shows information about the IP Address, CPU Usage, CPU Temperature, RAM Usage, Disk Usage.

All the connectivity ports of Raspberry Pi is accessible from the front and side of the case.


Project Credits:

https://www.the-diy-life.com/diy-raspberry-pi-4-desktop-case-with-oled-stats-display/

Check this blog for more detailed tutorial

Thanks for such a Amazing Build


YouTube Tutorial:-



Materials:-

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (8/4 GB RAM)

I2c OLED Display 0.96" White

Jumper Wires

ICECUBE Tower Cooler https://www.sunfounder.com/collections/main-products/products/sunfounder-raspberry-pi-cooling-fan


3D Printed Desktop Case Files: Download Here

use support for the Port Holes


Desktop Case Sides: Download Here

Laser Cutting 2mm Clear Transparent Acrylic Sheet


Laser Cutting requires DXF files:

Raspberry-Pi-Desktop-Sides
.zip
Download ZIP • 19KB


Installation of Raspbian OS

Download SD Card Formatter: https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter/

It is used to properly Format and Erase Data from SD Card


Download Raspberry pi Imager: https://www.raspberrypi.com/software/

It is used to flash OS in SD Card


Download Raspbian OS: https://www.raspberrypi.com/software/operating-systems/

It is the official Raspberry Pi OS, Download the latest Version


Steps:

  1. Erase Format the 32gb SD Card with the SD Card Formatter tool.

  2. Use Raspberry Pi Imager and browse/Select the OS you downloaded

  3. Select the SD Card

  4. Flash the OS into SD Card

  5. After successful Flashing, Eject the SD card and plug it into Raspberry Pi

  6. Connect Display cable, Power Cable, Keyboard Mouse to Raspberry pi and Power on

  7. Complete the Basic Setup as shown in video and Update the OS completely.



Connect OLED Display:

  • GND to Ground

  • VCC to 3.3V Power

  • SCL to SCL (GPIO 3)

  • SDA to SDA (GPIO 2)



OLED Stats Display Configuration:


Open the Terminal:


Update and Upgrade the Pi with following Commands and Reboot

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get full-upgrade
sudo reboot

Install Python

sudo apt-get install python3-pip
sudo pip3 install --upgrade setuptools


Install the Adafruit CircuitPython library

sudo pip3 install --upgrade adafruit-python-shell
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/adafruit/Raspberry-Pi-Installer-Scripts/master/raspi-blinka.py


sudo python3 raspi-blinka.py

press y and hit enter if any prompts to reboot.




Check if your I2c OLED Communication is detected

sudo i2cdetect -y 1

you should see a table with 3c address for OLED Display


Install OLED Display Libraries

pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-ssd1306
sudo apt-get install python3-pil

Download the Python Script to display Stats

git clone https://github.com/mklements/OLED_Stats.git

Navigate to the downloaded directory

cd OLED_Stats

Run the python script to display stats

python3 stats.py

Now you should see the stats on the OLED Display



Steps to Run Python script on startup automatically

Open crontab

crontab –e

select 1 and hit enter if any prompts


Add following line at the bottom of the script in crontab

@reboot python3 /home/pi/stats.py &

Copy the downloaded script files stats.py and PixelOperator.ttf from /home/pi/OLED_Stats to the location /home/pi


on terminal Press ctrl+x to save and exit

Press y and hit enter to save the crontab


If you followed all steps correctly then after every startup you can see the stats displayed in OLED Display



Assemble the Desktop:


Connect the ICECUBE Tower Cooler on Raspberry Pi and the RGB Fan on the side panel


Connect the OLED Display and fix it permanently with Hot Glue


Do the following connections for OLED Display and the Fan


Screw the side panels




And its Done!!

Connect the Display Cable, Power Cable, Keyboard Mouse and Power ON