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Raspberry pi case with 120mm fan and tower cooler

by mutton44 Apr 13, 2019
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it needs to be said that the spacers are m2.5 not m3, because m3 doesnt fit through the holes of the rpi. it doesnt stand in the description and it ruined my floor plate but i dont want to print a new one. it is enough that it is held in place. i dont want to threw it through the room ;-P

Apologies for the oversight with sizing. If i recall, i drilled out my pi slightly :S.
This was an excercise where form came before function, sorry for that. Another example is changing the sd card on the pi, awkard as anything, the designer needs to work harder in the future :)

How did you get the supports out of the processor holder? I nearly broke it and gluing it now together again

Carefully :). I broke my first one too.
Loosen all accessible supports with a blade. Use a thin flathead screwdriver and push it down the middle to 'chew' out the supports. Place mount vertically on edge of desk.
They are a swine cos of design, also very tight fit once complete, I used the heatsink to shave off the last few bits.
Let me know if still a headache and I'll make another one with some (hopefully) helpful pics

I printed them now without supports worked great :-)

Cool. Did you change the orientation of the print?

No simply put the thing in slic3r. Only supports on build plate and go

Did you used the cooling fluid between the cooler and the processor?

Yep, I used used thermal paste. I'm not sure if it's worth an extra copper shim on the processor, it's a bit tight to the wifi module and resistors without! (i've got one running with and one without - not seeing a major difference)

but why :)) looks cool tho

The pi 3B+ ran warmer than the pi 3B and cooling options available look 'meh' (in my opinion). I'm not a fan of watercooling. Soooo, an excercise in OP air cooling. Seeing as some efficiency can be wasted I tried to make the cooling more of a statement. A smaller heatsink and fan would have sufficed. However, I kept following the path and it taught me stuff along the way :). pi now has twin heatpipe cooling option! :D

bigger is better^^ I like it and will do it