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Ultra-thin Aluminum Alloy CNC Case for Pi 3 Model B/2B

Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:50 pm

Ultra-thin Aluminum Alloy CNC Case for Pi 3 Model B/2B
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Features:

CNC precision manufacturing, sandblast anodic oxidation process
Ultra-thin design, only 14mm thick, highly portable.
Perfect support 40 pin GPIO Ribbon Cable
The status light is visible, WiFi and Bluetooth function of Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is available.
Passive cooling architecture design, the aluminum alloy case have good heat dissipation, support CPU and memory heat sink.

Ultra-thin design made the case highly portable, the case only 14mm thick, thick 24mm when assembled with Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Size: 92mm X 62mm X 14mm
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Support Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.
Perfect support 40 pin GPIO Ribbon Cable.
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The status light is visible, WiFi and Bluetooth function of Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is available .
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Passive cooling architecture design, the aluminum alloy case have good heat dissipation, support CPU and memory heat sink.

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Work with HATs:
Work with 3.5 inch 800*480 Screen
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Work with HiFi DAC+ sound card
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Work with Stepper Motor / Motor HAT

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Work with 2.2 inch TFT screen HAT
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Re: Ultra-thin Aluminum Alloy CNC Case for Pi 3 Model B/2B

Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:43 pm

One of review from user:
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Re: Ultra-thin Aluminum Alloy CNC Case for Pi 3 Model B/2B

Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:11 pm

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Re: Ultra-thin Aluminum Alloy CNC Case for Pi 3 Model B/2B

Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:17 pm

Nice! Very professional looking. I hope they have 766 permissions on the logo. But, maybe the policy on that is pretty liberal?
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Re: Ultra-thin Aluminum Alloy CNC Case for Pi 3 Model B/2B

Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:07 am

I have this case (bought from Fasttech less than $17...https://www.fasttech.com/products/5299000) and this case is simply perfect.

I have strong background :lol: in cooling computer things for last 20 years and on my first 2 Pi 3 I did manually worked large aluminium heatsink.

Then I did use 2 component thermal adhesive paste (not Arctic but industrial Electrolub). In this case it has 3 functions : first is obviously to fix the heatsink, 2 help to transfer heat, 3 avoid electrical shorts (since my heatsink is much larger than the PI's CPU.
In short it would be difficult to use better heatsink cooling.

This case, without any permanent modification beats my heavy worked solution :shock: and keeps CPU a little cooler.
There are (few) other brand using this cooling design but they are far from perfect : big hole inside the CPU junction pod instead of full aluminium mass, no memory cooling pod and pad.. and so on.

Its form factor is also simply the best : smaller than any other case.

The only cons I can think off is that it is missing mounting holes or bracket to fix it somewhere easily.

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Re: Ultra-thin Aluminum Alloy CNC Case for Pi 3 Model B/2B

Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:57 pm

Does this case work with the 3 B+?
Raspberry Pi 3 B and B+
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Re: Ultra-thin Aluminum Alloy CNC Case for Pi 3 Model B/2B

Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:10 am

i cannot answer your question and i am also not interested in 3B+ (because it demands more power and does have an altered make spec), i am happy enough with my 3B in this alu case. there is a more detailed thread on the case on CPF the flashlight forum lol. :geek:

Looking at photos of the 3B+ make, i am guessing that the case is not a perfect fit for it. You could try to judge for yourself after checking out the other forum thread and comparing the photos.

Anyway, this is a great great case. I even like the strawberry logo on it :mrgreen:

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Re: Ultra-thin Aluminum Alloy CNC Case for Pi 3 Model B/2B

Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:22 am

seanspotatobusiness wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:57 pm
Does this case work with the 3 B+?
Probably not, due to the increased height of the SoC.

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Re: Ultra-thin Aluminum Alloy CNC Case for Pi 3 Model B/2B

Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:41 pm

rpdom wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:22 am
seanspotatobusiness wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:57 pm
Does this case work with the 3 B+?
Probably not, due to the increased height of the SoC.
I see a thermal pad that could be removed.

In my opinion, the issue is the POE pins, but a simple hole drilled in the right spot would fix that issue.
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