I have a case for my pi B+ that came with it, and I can't seem to make my pi 2 fit into it. The case is the one that comes with this kit. I'm only confused because I was made to undestand that the B+ and the Pi 2 were the same shape and cases would be interchangeable. Is this not the case?

My pi 2 was made in P.R.C and my pi B+ was made in the UK if that matters.


Interesting, I have the exact same case and it works. You just need to gently force the Pi in, it is a pain to get it in, and a pain to get it out also.

  • Ok. Because the B+ fits in smoothly, without forcing of any kind. I'll try this in the morning. Sep 3 '15 at 1:31

According to the Adafruit site "The basic form-factor of the Pi 2 Model B is nearly 100% the same as the Pi model B+ ...This means that 99% of cases designed for the Raspberry Pi Model B+ will work with the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B." You may just be in the 1%.

Having said that you may be able to clearance the case with some sanding etc. to get it to fit. But for under $10 you could pick up one of the new cases designed by the foundation. Without some good quality photos - it is impossible to tell just how much modification will be needed.

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    And if $10 is too much... We made our Pi cases out of business card boxes. We've bought 100's of them at the local printer for about $0.1 each.
    – EDP
    Sep 3 '15 at 4:53
  • I'm curious. Why 99%?
    – Aloha
    Apr 17 '16 at 13:58
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    @PandaLion98 There is a quote from Adafruit, but having worked as a mechanic for several years even mass produced parts have variations. coupled with that a design decision made for one model may become a bug in subsequent designs. Apr 17 '16 at 14:29

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