hitsware wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:13 pm
Thank You !
I got one of those cases for my wife's Pi.
(modified to put the SDC on top in front)
It is still slightly awkward to change.
O.K. for hers, but since I constantly change
mine I prefer bare.
The older Pi3B really does need a heatsink. The newer 3B+ has better thermal management, but if you run it hard you can still hit temperatures that will throttle performance. While I really like the Flirc Gen2 case, that Kintaro heatsink is tempting...
If you're having trouble changing the micro-SD card in a Flirc case, you might have the first generation version made for the older B+ and Pi2B (which had push to eject micro SD card slots). The newer 2nd generation Flirc is specifically designed for the Pi3B/3B+ models (with a cutout under the card slot), and changing the micro-SD card is easy (you can also see the power and activity LED indicators).
The only real drawback to the Flirc case is that GPIO connections are not very accessible. There is a slot to pass GPIO wires out of the case, but it's not easy to swap connections. For that reason I do have one Pi3 in an open style JBTek case (easy access to the board and all connectors).
If you like the bare board look of the Pi, but want a bit of protection, the JBTek case
is cheap and works well. The fan is a bit noisy, but because the case is open to room air you may not need it. And best of all, it doesn't hide the beauty of your Pi's PCB (I like the bare look too).
And finally, a solution to difficulty swapping micro SD cards is not to use one and boot from USB. The system pictured above boots from a SATA III SSD with a USB3-SATA3 adapter cable. I do leave an empty FAT32 micro SD card in the slot to reduce boot time and system overhead from polling an empty card slot, but I can easily boot something else by unplugging one USB drive and plugging in another.
My mind is like a browser. 27 tabs are open, 9 aren't responding,
lots of pop-ups...and where is that annoying music coming from?