I’ve just received a R-Pi from Element-14. They said it would be mid Jan but it arrived late Dec.
As with the others I’ve done, I decided to attach a 5V power lead and larger capacitor. See the previous posts.
The case is from Soanar; possibly also available from Jaycar. The other R-Pi CPU ran quite warm in a case that had better ventilation than this one, which only has an array of holes in the bottom. So I marked out and drilled some holes above the CPU.
I also decided to put a heatsink on the CPU/memory. I’m not sure if this will provide much of a benefit. It will probably depend on the thermal coupling between the chip and heatsink. The heatsink comes with adhesive already in place; peel and stick.
nice post. its informative and fun. There is always fun in technology.
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Cpu Cooling tutorial.
Here in New Zealand these heatsinks came from Jaycar Electronics. They have a sticky layer already attached; you simply peel off the plastic and gently press onto the chip.
CAT. NO. HH8580 “Heatsink Pin Grid Array with Adheasive Thermal Transfer Tape “
Where do I get heatsink like what you have used please?
Need for android tv stick,