The Raspberry Pi PCB measures 85mm x 56.2mm excluding overhanging connectors and is 20.8mm high.

PCB Gerbers

No actual gerber files have been released the last time we looked (07/2012).

Official CAD

There is no official drawing the last time we looked (07/2012).


This is our 2D drawing of the Raspberry Pi.  It has been created in Altium and exported to DXF.  As no source DXF was available from the Raspberry Pi Foundation we had to work from overlaying photos and their gerber image.  The positioning of the header pins is spot on and tested on boards we've made where the Raspberry Pi is fitted as a daughter board (see below).  The positioning of the other Raspberry Pi connectors looks good from a visual check but we've not tested this as yet by designing for an application where the connectors need to align with a panel cutout.

Raspberry Pi Model B 2D DXF File

Raspberry Pi Model B Altium File

Mounting the Raspberry Pi onto a PCB

These Samtec headers do the job, available from (United Kingdom Samtec distributor who typically have to order in on demand due to Samtec's massive range, however Samtec don't have minimum order quantity restrictions)

ESW-113-33-G-D – 2x13pin double row 16.13mm high socket for P1 IO header

ESW-108-33-G-S – 1x8pin single row 16.13mm high socket for P2 header

As used in this design for one of our clients, which aligns the Ethernet and USB connectors for use through the end products front panel and also provides up to 500mA for each of the USB ports:

Panel Mount HDMI Connection

These suppliers provide panel mount HDMI cables:

Prior to finding the above this was the best low cost cable based solution we had found (click on images for links):


Community CAD

RS Components has a 3D Model

Community PCB Images – uses a very cool stacked image tool

We benefit hugely from resources on the web so we decided we should try and give back some of our knowledge and resources to the community by opening up many of our company’s internal notes and libraries through mini sites like this. We hope you find the site helpful.
Please feel free to comment if you can add help to this page or point out issues and solutions you have found, but please note that we do not provide support on this site. If you need help with a problem please use one of the many online forums.


  1. dendad51

    11 months ago

    Hi. It is very frustrating to not have a drawing. I am looking into a daughter board design and just want a pdf showing board mounting holes and header placements in a more accurate way than me measuring the board. (I do not want a CAD drawing as I use Mcad and it is not compatible with the other programs. Even so, there does not appear to be an official CAD drawing…)

    1. Adam

      11 months ago

      Yep, very frustrating!

  2. Stefan

    11 months ago

    Do you have the “Raspberry Pi onto a PCB” for sale. I need something similar within an integration project.
    many thanks

  3. Antron Argaiv

    11 months ago

    Useful? Yes, absolutely, and thank you for posting this all in one place.
    We are using the Pi in a comercial product and I was very glad to find this documentation available.

  4. James Nordstrom

    11 months ago

    Great design, any concerns with CPU heat, when mounting the pi facedown? Thinking of a similar design using the Pi 4.

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