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LeMaker Guitar Case (Prototype - ELAR Systems)

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Tido  
Hi,

The housing looks really nice, but have you already tested if you put heavy load on the s500, will it overheat?

Edited by sghazagh at Dec 08, 2015 04:13

We probably will make some changes... One is letting the air go through...

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Thanks

Tido  
Edited by Tido at Dec 08, 2015 13:47
sghazagh replied at Dec 08, 2015 09:27
We probably will make some changes... One is letting the air go through...

I cannot see any slots in the pictures.
In order to get more airflow in the housing (convection), it would be nice you designed it upright. Like here:
  1. http://linux-sunxi.org/File:Lamobo_Vertical_Acrylic_Case.jpg
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Edited by sghazagh at Dec 08, 2015 04:29

Thanks for sharing your idea.
I think we still can put the holes in the bottom of the case.
Will try that one as well...

The thing is that, the SOM is on top side of the board, I am not sure if Air circulate well if we put some holes
bellow the box?!!!

Update: I think this one is better...
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Jeff  
I can not help to buy it ....
Will it release to the market ?

tkaiser  
Edited by tkaiser at Dec 08, 2015 04:55
sghazagh replied at Dec 08, 2015 04:16
I am not sure if Air circulate well if we put some holes bellow the box?!!!

Drilling small holes somewhere into an enclosure is completely useless when it's about heat dissipation. Either you use parts of the enclosure as massive heatsink or you use convection or even a fan. For convection you need a large enclosure with large vents. And upright orientation as Tido said already.

Back when I had the Guitar here I made one simple test. Put the thing inside a box the size of your 'enclosure' and starting stress. Before LeMaker fixed the thermal throttling the Guitar shut off at 125°C, after this when throttling worked it slowed down a lot. You created an enclosure ready to host an SBC clocked way below 1 GHz. But at least you managed to show your company's logo 10 times or even more in a single thread! Congrats!

Your enclosure might work with SoCs that aren't prone to overheating eg. the BCM2836 used on the Raspberry Pi 2. A S500 will perform way slower due to throttling than a RPi2.

Tido  
sghazagh replied at Dec 08, 2015 11:16
I think we still can put the holes in the bottom of the case.


I agree with TK that the holes are too small and suggest like in the picture I linked to to make slots, sidewise,
and put the whole box upright. Again if you look at the picture it is quite easy to create a stand.

This way the cold air can flow in from bottom and escape on top (heat dissipation).

Keep in mind, that a process can loop and the CPU goes up to 100% on all 4 cores.
Consider that the s500 can reach more than 100°C

I need one. please tell me where can I buy it

Tido  
xevilstar replied at Jan 07, 2016 15:59
I need one. please tell me where can I buy it

search his company on the internet and write him. It is somewhere in Australia.

Before, I hope you read all comments, this housing does not fit for this SoC.

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