IN DEVELOPMENT RPi conversion to cooler running and touchUi

Discussion in 'Guides, Mods, and Upgrades' started by Henry feldman, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. Henry feldman

    Henry feldman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2015
    Messages:
    969
    Likes Received:
    389
    So phase one this morning after a brutal week in the hospital of 16+hr shifts, where I am sort of awake enough after 2 cups of coffee, was to start my conversion of my RPi3 octoprint setup to a touchUI console so I don't have to run back to my laptop to cancel a runaway print or whatever. I figured since the Pi3 runs hotter and will actually be running a GUI that some cooling was in need. So added a really nice heatsink from Adafruit which definitely drops the temp on the Pi down around 10C.

    [​IMG]

    Will add the touch screen later today once my new RPi image is up and running and post...
     
    Alex Stevenson likes this.
  2. SoBaldrick

    SoBaldrick Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2015
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    66
    there is an excellent vidoe on you tube about PI3 heatsinks. which dispay are you going to be using.

     
  3. Henry feldman

    Henry feldman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2015
    Messages:
    969
    Likes Received:
    389
  4. Henry feldman

    Henry feldman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2015
    Messages:
    969
    Likes Received:
    389
    And we are up and running. Unfortunately had to wipe the Pi as for some reason when I added the kernel extension to the pi it bricked... Ugh, now have to get my custom controls back (yep should have backed that up!). Next need to build a good case and put the regular USB cable back on which snakes around the back.

    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page