I am planning to buy a RaspberryPi 3 to get started on that, but wanted to prepare for the future by buying a stackable case. Now I also read about the Parallella and find the idea very interesting and was now wondering whether the mounting holes of the Parallella and the RaspberryPi3 are at the same places, so that you could stack them in the same case? Anybody an idea? I couldn't find any details on this...

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Working from the mechanical diagrams of the Parallella and Pi 3, there's a small chance you might be able to get a couple of screws through each board. As far as I can make out:


  • 3.18mm hole diameter
  • 80.01mm between hole centres (long side)
  • 48.26mm between hole centres (short side)

Pi 3:

  • 2.75mm hole diameter
  • 58mm between hole centres (long side)
  • 49mm between hole centres (short side)

You might, with some delicate persuasion and filing, be able to very very cautiously get two screws through the boards on one matching short side. That would probably be enough to keep everything in place. The narrower gauge screws you'd need to use for the Pi mounting holes will mean that there's likely to be, at a minimum, some slop between screws and holes on the Parallella board.

  • Obvious Solution... Well, too bad, then I'll settle for the two case version I guess Nov 14, 2016 at 18:35
  • That's the obvious solution indeed. I'm buying the same setup, I will try modding the plexiglass to fit parallella. Let's see
    – renoirb
    Mar 10, 2017 at 23:28

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