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Re: Aluminum enclosure for Raspberry Pi

Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:05 pm

Who is Akasa?
What is RA02?

Today i got USB microphone from Aliexpress :lol:

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Re: Aluminum enclosure for Raspberry Pi

Wed May 10, 2017 12:16 am

awillame wrote:Hello,

We are a company designing high-quality, anodized aluminum enclosure for the latest Raspberry Pi 3, that allow to cool the Pi passively using the enclosure as a heatsink.

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You can find more information on our store. We'd like to know your feedback and what you think of it!

Cheers,
Could you include picture of the bottom plate? Are you going to sell these cases in europe? Or even Amazon, Ebay...?
Aluminum case for Raspberry Pi 3
https://goo.gl/3QRuVw

RPi 3 tweaks by runboy93
https://goo.gl/o8grny

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Re: Aluminum enclosure for Raspberry Pi

Wed May 10, 2017 7:14 pm

runboy93 wrote:
awillame wrote:Hello,

We are a company designing high-quality, anodized aluminum enclosure for the latest Raspberry Pi 3, that allow to cool the Pi passively using the enclosure as a heatsink.

Image
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You can find more information on our store. We'd like to know your feedback and what you think of it!

Cheers,
Could you include picture of the bottom plate? Are you going to sell these cases in europe? Or even Amazon, Ebay...?
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Hope you will like it. Due to the high cost of CNC Machining, we could not sell our product on websites such as Amazon without rising our prices, that most people already find high. We are currently only selling them through our website (we should be back on stock by July, and taking back-orders for the ones that want their cases ASAP).

We are shipping to Europe! Please check the shipping calculator on our websiteto see the cost. Delivery times with Surface packages are 4 to 8 weeks, Air is 5 to 10 business days.

Cheers,
Last edited by awillame on Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Aluminum case for Raspberry Pi 3:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=158301

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Re: Aluminum enclosure for Raspberry Pi

Wed May 10, 2017 7:19 pm

Could you share picture of bottom plate, from inside?
Aluminum case for Raspberry Pi 3
https://goo.gl/3QRuVw

RPi 3 tweaks by runboy93
https://goo.gl/o8grny

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Re: Aluminum enclosure for Raspberry Pi

Tue May 23, 2017 8:03 am

Very good case!
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Re: Aluminum enclosure for Raspberry Pi

Tue May 30, 2017 11:47 pm

I would be more interested if only the top was aluminum, and the rest plastic. It would be more affordable, and if you finned it out more it should perform just as well.

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Re: Aluminum enclosure for Raspberry Pi

Wed May 31, 2017 4:02 pm

dirthurts wrote:I would be more interested if only the top was aluminum, and the rest plastic. It would be more affordable, and if you finned it out more it should perform just as well.
That's been done here, although it doesn't look as cool: viewtopic.php?f=40&t=169107

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Re: Aluminum enclosure for Raspberry Pi

Wed May 31, 2017 7:21 pm

I actually have a Flirc on the way as my Pi keeps thermal throttling anytime I try to do anything really fun with it...
But it's pretty standard stuff at this point and it's not finned at all. Plus the LEDs don't really show on the Pi 3.
It's cheap though, which is a solid win.

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Re: Aluminum enclosure for Raspberry Pi

Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:05 pm

"Biqu" brand aluminum case same as AliExpress? I wonder is this Biqu brand true founder, or is there one?

https://www.amazon.com/BIQU-Aluminum-Ra ... B01H8L4EM8

https://m.aliexpress.com/s/item/3274288 ... berry-Pi-2
Aluminum case for Raspberry Pi 3
https://goo.gl/3QRuVw

RPi 3 tweaks by runboy93
https://goo.gl/o8grny

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Re: Aluminum enclosure for Raspberry Pi

Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:55 pm

Hi,
does the SoC and USB chips make full contact with the enclosure heatsink piece or is there a small gap? I would prefer using thermal paste instead of pads for much better thermal conductivity. If there is a gap, how big is it exactly (mm)? I could put a copper plate between the SoC and the heatsink.
Does the Wifi/bluetooth chip underside of the board make contact with the bottom plate of the enclosure? If not, how much space is there between the chip and the bottom plate?

This looks to be the best passively cooled Rpi3 case currently. It's a shame that it's very expensive for Europeans. Total cost for me would be over 79 USD (VAT 24% and slowest/cheapest postage included).

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Re: Aluminum enclosure for Raspberry Pi

Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:10 pm

Rompe wrote:Hi,
does the SoC and USB chips make full contact with the enclosure heatsink piece or is there a small gap? I would prefer using thermal paste instead of pads for much better thermal conductivity. If there is a gap, how big is it exactly (mm)? I could put a copper plate between the SoC and the heatsink.
Does the Wifi/bluetooth chip underside of the board make contact with the bottom plate of the enclosure? If not, how much space is there between the chip and the bottom plate?

This looks to be the best passively cooled Rpi3 case currently. It's a shame that it's very expensive for Europeans. Total cost for me would be over 79 USD (VAT 24% and slowest/cheapest postage included).
After looking at the website for Europe expedition, total cost is 62.2 USD, which is below the amount you specify. Also, being from Canada, we do not charge VAT. The cost for manufacturing such massive block of aluminum, anodizing, engraving it, and keeping the high level of quality that this case have, of course have a cost. We hope to be able to lower this in the future though.

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There is a 0.5mm gap between the Raspberry Pi CPU / USB Chip and the case. You should be able to directly put a thin sheet of copper to fill the gap, or even directly put enough thermal grease, if thermal pads do not suit you.

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For the Wifi Chip, there is a 1.5mm gap between the chip and the bottom plate.

And one last picture for the beauty of it!

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Cheers,
Aluminum case for Raspberry Pi 3:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=158301

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Re: Aluminum enclosure for Raspberry Pi

Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:02 am

Google translator:
This is probably a silly question, but I'm wondering if the reset button in this beautiful case is safe to use?

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Re: Aluminum enclosure for Raspberry Pi

Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:51 pm

3dh wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:02 am
Google translator:
This is probably a silly question, but I'm wondering if the reset button in this beautiful case is safe to use?
The metal piece you are touching is not directly connected to the reset pins of the Pi, it is pushing on a plastic button, which itself is connected to the reset pin of the Raspberry Pi. Also, you are free to connect it to any other GPIO of the Pi, to use it as a shutdown button.
Aluminum case for Raspberry Pi 3:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=158301

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Re: Aluminum enclosure for Raspberry Pi

Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:15 am

awillame wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:51 pm
3dh wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:02 am
Google translator:
This is probably a silly question, but I'm wondering if the reset button in this beautiful case is safe to use?
The metal piece you are touching is not directly connected to the reset pins of the Pi, it is pushing on a plastic button, which itself is connected to the reset pin of the Raspberry Pi. Also, you are free to connect it to any other GPIO of the Pi, to use it as a shutdown button.
I was concerned about the safety of Raspberry Pi, not mine. Otherwise. How does the reset button work? Like extract and insert a power supply, or like the "reboot" command?

Thank you for your reply.

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Re: Aluminum enclosure for Raspberry Pi

Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:34 am

3dh wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:15 am
How does the reset button work? Like extract and insert a power supply, or like the "reboot" command?
It is a hard reset (like removing the power), not like reboot or shutdown.

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Re: Aluminum enclosure for Raspberry Pi

Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:47 am

rpdom wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:34 am
It is a hard reset (like removing the power), not like reboot or shutdown.
I understand. Thank you. Anyway, this aluminum case is perfect for RPi3 and I am very satisfied with it.

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Re: Aluminum enclosure for Raspberry Pi

Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:39 am

What type / kind of aluminum did you used? What gauge? And also do you make customized casing given we will provide the design and measurements? Thank you.

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