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CJRSLRB Newest Transparent Acrylic Case with Cooling System External Fan for Better Heat Dissipating + Screw Driver Tool for RPi RasPi Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, 2 Model B & Model B+ (B Plus) - Clear
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- 2 pieces of transparent acrylic box parts: easy to assemble and provides full access to your Raspberry Pi
- Hard plastic case with fan secures your model B+ Raspberry Pi
- More easily access to the board, power, RCA Video, Audio, USB, LAN (model B only), SD card and Light pipes
- Cooling design with fan: great heat dissipation performance
- Come with assembly screwdriver. Notice: this product is a DIY case, and needs you to assemble it, more joyful for your Raspberry Pi
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Notice: this acrylic case is a DIY item with all the parts, and needs you to assemble, adding more joy for your Raspberry Pi.
This CJRSLRB durable plastic raspberry pi case is a perfect fit for your Raspberry Pi model B+ B Plus.
Besides, this case comes with a Cooling Fan on top for your over-clocking needs.
This easy to assemble case, manufactured from high quality thick acrylic, providing your Raspberry Pi model B+ a quite good cover.
Dual ventilation cooling sides provide extreme heat reduction
-Please REMOVE the PROTECTIVE FILM from both sides of the pieces.
-Please follow the assembly step just as the pictures in our product page shows
1. Mount the bottom cover to the Raspberry Pi
2. Install the cooling fan onto the top cover
3. Plug the power cable onto the GPIO port (follow instructions on photo)
4. Install the top the bottom cover
1* CJRSLRB(TM) Raspberry Pi case
1* Small Screwdriver
1* Screw Set
1* Raspberry Pi Fan
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* I think it would have been easier to fasten the short standoffs to the Pi first as there is not much clearance around some of the hex nuts.
* I was fooled by by the protective plastic on the top plate (while the bottom plate had kraft paper-ish protection). I thought the top plate was frosted plastic until one of the fasteners caused the coating to bubble a little. ;-)
* I thought the wires were long enough that they might get caught on something. I made a little clip out of a strip of a clam-shell packaging, warmed and formed it, and used the extra fan nut to anchor it (upper left in the attached image).
* I initially put the fan grille in between the fan and the top plate, but decided to follow the pictures. I may swap it back because it will put the fan 1/16" closer to the micro and the grille roughly flush with the top of the top plate.
* I was also surprised that the fan blows up, away from the micro, and I think I'm going to try reversing the leads as noted in other reviews.
* I have been thinking about hacking the board modestly to leave the GPIO connector open, though I suppose when I put a ribbon cable on it I can connect the fan elsewhere.
All of this is minor stuff and it speaks to the flexibility this "case" provides - which suits me fine!
Mine came with all brass stand offs, including for the circuit board. That threw me for a minute or 2 and it took a few extra minutes to put it together for that reason.
The cap-nuts for the top of the posts are quite small and one isn't quite all the way on, but that's ok. Once everything is fairly tight this thing can only be described as sexy.
I was surprised that the fan blows up, but that does make sense as it draws heat away. Like others I'm running it off 3.3v and it's silent,
Running a full screen hi-res video the CPU reads at 117 degrees F (47 C) way below the old 70C it was before in the old case
The attached pic shows it. The "Jessie" figure is because the version of Raspian is currently named Jessie
You'll get a small resealable plastic bag, which seems to have 2 small brown slabs. These aren't brown slabs, but acrylic coated with sticky brown glue paper slabs. My fingernails weren't up to the task, fortunately my wife and daughter were able to peel away the somewhat sticky paper. Exposing the transparent upper and lower case cover displayed in pictures of this product.
Next, we noticed there were no instructions. Going to Amazon, the pictures provide sufficient information to assemble. Note the case is larger than a Raspberry Pi 2 (we used a Raspberry 2 model B). The Raspberry Pi screws in to the lower case. There are plastic offsets which elevate the Pi and small metal nuts to hold the Raspberry Pi onto the plastic offsets. The offsets are screwed into the bottom of the case. The pictures at Amazon only had one offset shown with a nut placed into the Raspberry Pi circuit board, but the kit includes 4, which is good as the circuit board wouldn't be well held with only 1 secured corner.
It is easier to screw the offsets in to the bottom case cover, then fasten the Raspberry Pi circuit board to the bottom of the case cover as the first steps. Screwing the larger metal upright sleeves into the bottom case cover with screws was the next step in assembly. We decided to install the fan to the top piece next, this was at first slightly confusing as the nuts seemed to spin too easily as the screws were long and pushed the nuts beyond the fan. We used needle nosed pliers to hold the nuts on the bottom of the fan while screwing the top. It turns out the fan will hold the nuts in place without pliers, we didn't understand this at first. After the first piece was screwed in, we placed the rest in without any need for pliers. Just keep the nuts in close to the fan and they can't spin.
The bundled screwdriver was useless to my large hands, but we have a lot of Phillips screwdrivers, it wasn't tough to find one that worked well and was a comfortable fit with my hands.
After the fan was installed, I looked at the picture at Amazon, and couldn't determine exactly which pins to attach to. Visiting the Raspberry Pi dot org website was helpful. When looking at a Raspberry Pi 2 from the top (where the CPU, HDMI, Ethernet, and USB connectors are visible) orient the HDMI input to the bottom and the pins to the top. Pin 1, is the lowest left pin of the 40 pins, pin 2 is directly above, pin 3 is to the right of pin 1, pin 4 is above pin 3. Thus the odd pins starting with 1 are left to right along the bottom row (pins 1,3,5,7, etc) the even pins are in the row above (pins 2,4,6,8). Reading the online information from Raspberry Pi, I elected to connect the red pin to pin 4 (this is 3.3 volts) and the black pin to pin 6 (this is ground). This means the two pins connected are in the top row, and there is one blank pin before two consecutive pins are used (pins 4 and 6 are adjacent as all even pins are in the same row, pins are in order 2, 4, 6, 8). Using pins 4 and 6 got my fan 3.3 volts from the Raspberry Pi 2. The information from the picture online seems confusing, I'm hoping this explanation is sufficient.
The online picture at Amazon currently says to install the fan to pins 1 and 3, but this seemed contrary to the pinout description at the Raspberry Pi 2 website. I am uncertain if the pinout described currently at Amazon is correct.
After installing the fan the the case and Raspberry Pi circuit board, we connected the top to the metal sleeves with very attractive nuts, installed an SD card, connected our Raspberry Pi up, and it took off and ran well. The fan is silent at 3.3 volts, it is possible to use a different pin to get 5 volts, but 3.3 seems fine.
I wish it had a small LED light (blue if possible), but it doesn't. Illuminating the Raspberry circuit board would be nice. I may just buy an LED and install it myself.
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My kit came with a QR code linking me to a YouTube instruction assembly video. Following along, it took less than 10 minutes to assemble. I do agree with the other reviewers that said there was a bit of awkwardness with some of the nuts, but you can hold the nut in place with a finger/pliers and screw the other pieces into it. No issues at all there.
That said, unlike most other reviewers, I do find this fan runs loud, and it spins up at odd times (eg. when the Pi is idle/I'm not using it actively), seemingly at random. It also sits slightly crooked, so when the fan gets going really good the whole thing is louder due to the metal "feet" rattling against the table. It's not enough to put me off completely, but worth noting, since I did choose this case based on reviews citing how silent it ran.