I'm working on that too! but i need a nice design something my old converted cnc mill can handle! Else i have to ask my boss if i can use the smallest mill, and that thing has a bed of 500x1200mm so.. kinda big .Lorian wrote:
Pi doesn't need a cooling block
If you are going to used up so much metal why not mill yourself a case.
Well I don't know much about Google Sketchup, I used to work with Solidworks or Autocad for designing parts when I was at highschool. So I still remember a bit but I don't have access to CNC machine at all, but I would probably ask someone to make it for me. If you could export kind of top view in wires with chip positions and overall metrics all around I would design my own then and share here of course. Just need these metrics, can't get them now as I'm still waiting for my Pi to arriveMaltWisky wrote:Hey hey,
I use Google Sketchup, its easy to learn and if you put a little time it in pretty accurate. If you want the base file just pm me, if someone else can make it better why not share it
Hey,zboz wrote:Hi there,
Were you planning on using a slitting saw on the fins or going with a really small endmill?
I've made some heatsinks for the thing too. The first one is pictured lower down in this thread:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =29&t=5823
I just can't get the rpm out of my machine to do the fins with really small endmills for now.
I'm thinking of doing a mold out of steel to cast it in just because it's quicker with my old mill.
Well I've tried that but didn't like the look of it so I stepped back and deleted that from heatsink , when my Pi arrives I will measure all the stuff to make it really precise and then I will ask few people if they can actually make one for me and at what cost so hopefully I might be able to post a real thing soon...zboz wrote:Nice!
Now put a stainless steel, laser cut pi logo on top and get machining
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