- All ports, including HDMI and the Micro-SD card must be routed to the back of the unit, above or below the USB and Ethernet ports
- The unit must have both passive and active cooling to an extreme degree just because
- The unit must power up and down with a single button, with an LED indicator (built-in to the button is ideal)
- The Raspberry Pi must be easily-removable from the case (Currently considering a slide-out drawer-like solution). This is one of the most important factors in the project
- The case must be weighted with rubber feet, so that it is stable and not pulled around by cables
- Can the Pi power the fan effectively on its own, or will I need more power?
- Answer: The pi should be able to power a 5v fan via GPIO.
- Should I integrate a fan controller?
- Answer: Nah.
Materials list (ongoing):
|Raspberry Pi 3 model B||$35||Yes|
|Sandisk 8GB MicroSD card||$9||Yes|
|Noctua NF-A6x25 5V (60x25mm fan)||$15||Yes|
|Custom low-profile 90-degree HDMI cable||$20||Yes|
|JacobsParts Stainless Momentary Button w/ blue LED||$6||No|
|Micro USB Board||$2||Yes|
|3mm thickness Copper Sheet||$7||Yes|
|25CM MicroSD extension cable||$2||Yes|
|Massive heatsink from old desktop||$0||Yes|