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kevinwongs
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interesting design
kevinwongs   2/5/2014 7:36:05 PM
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despite the potential heating issue, it is an interesting design though.

Caleb Kraft
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Re: Hiding a Pi
Caleb Kraft   2/5/2014 12:27:15 PM
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Reusing a laptop monitor ends up being a financial wash. You have to purchase a driver board for it, since most have the driver integrated into the motherboard. Often, those driverboards end up costing the same as a more modern and possibly higher quality LCD.

 

 

vandamme0
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Hiding a Pi
vandamme0   2/5/2014 12:16:36 PM
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I'd like to interface a tiny PC like the Pi to a laptop keyboard and display. There are closets full of laptops with dead motherboards that could be put back to work.

Caleb Kraft
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Re: Watch out for heat
Caleb Kraft   2/4/2014 11:11:40 AM
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If this turns out to be the case, I suspect he could add a fan to pull cool air from the outside (front) and blow over the Raspberry PI.

betajet
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Watch out for heat
betajet   2/4/2014 9:39:31 AM
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That's a nice RasPi case.  My only concern is heat: that's a RasPi Model B with a rev 1.0 PC board.  Because of a design oversight corrected in the rev 2.0 PCB, the USB/LAN chip on some of those rev 1.0 boards overheat.  In an enclosed case inside a warm PC, you could easily have overheating problems if there's a lot of Ethernet activity.

This only occurs with some rev 1.0 units.  You can get heat sinks for the RasPi SoC and USB/LAN chips, which helps.

JMO/YMMV



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