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Argon One case doesn't power RaspberryPi

So I have just unwrapped and installed my new Argon One case that I bought from a retailer over the internet. Everything went smooth... except it doesn't work. It just doesn't start up. When I press ...
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Will thermal paste help in cooling down the CPU of my Pi 4 even further?

I have the latest Raspberry Pi 4 (8gb edition), I'm using my Pi as a server to host a website, and to host a Discord bot that is being used in more than ~800 servers right now. I overclocked my Pi, ...
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Is it possible my raspberry pi to melt its plastic case at 55° degrees?

I have simple question, since my raspberry is new and i don't know if its ok when its 100 % of the time at 55 degrees and basically my question is does my raspberry will melt the plastic case at this ...
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STL files for official Pi Zero case

Is there an 3D model, ideally an STL file, available for the official Raspberry Pi Zero case? I'm not looking to print my own case, rather I want to create a mounting clip for it so that I can print ...
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Model 4B Running Hot

Here is my hardware/software setup: Model 4B with 4GB of RAM. Official 5V power supply (North American socket) Official case with provided heatsinks Ubuntu 20.04 (Most recent LTS, came out April 2020)...
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RPi Case that covers SDCARD port

I need to send some RPi units to our remote offices, along with some specialized USB hardware, to perform pre-defined plug-and-play functions which we have developed. We don't want the SDCARD to be ...
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What process would I go through to design (that included custom LEDs) and have a custom case manufactured (in moderate quantities) for Raspberry Pi 4?

I've seen small runs of custom cases made and I'd like to get some made (where I could order 250-500 of them at a time), but I'm not sure how I'd go about doing it. I'd like to include LEDs in the ...
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Does this flat heat sink even work for cooling?

I bought a raspberry pi 4 case, and it came with these heat sinks you see in the picture + a fan. From the sizes, I guess the flat heat sink is for the CPU. I kind of find it hard to believe that this ...
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Beyond breadboards? Good ways to package simple GPIO-using project?

I have a couple of simple projects that use a handful of GPIO pins, a few resistors, and some sensors and LEDs. What's a good way to package up stuff like that? Is there a premade solderable HAT-like ...
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Testbench for Raspberry Pi

I've owned Pi's since the first generation and have had various test rigs made from what I had to hand including stepping the voltage down from 12v and various bits of lego holding the components in ...
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Is an altoids tin really a safe case?

If you put your Raspberry pi in an Altoids case, is that really a safe case, assuming you put a plastic card in the bottom?
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Does the PoE hat fit in the Raspberry Pi case?

Does the Raspberry PoE hat fit inside the Raspberry Pi 3 Case? And it might be too soon. But would the same PoE hat, on top of a Raspberry Pi 4, inside a Raspberry Pi 4 Case also fit? And by "fit" I ...
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3.5 inch HDD case/rack with separate USB connection?

I want to build a NAS with RAID 1 using two 3.5 inch HDDs. I want to connect the HDDs via USB. Thus I'd need two cases for the HDDs with two separate power supplies. Cases/Racks with two HDD slots ...
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Are there raspberry pis small enough to be a smart watch? [closed]

I want to build my own smartwatch with rasbipan, and i want to know if there exist raspberry pis or ardiunos small enough to fit on someones wrist.the biggesr issue for me is height.
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How much electromagnetic or radio interference is caused by a typical unshielded Raspberry Pi?

Most desktop computers come with metal cases, which have a side-effect of blocking the radiofrequency emissions or electromagnetic radiation which is produced by the internal electronics. Back when ...
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Printable case design for Rpi 3B+

I am looking for a proper paper printable case design for pi 3B+. I'm talking about the latest 2018 model. Tried searching for it online, but I only got designs for older Rpi models.
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Monitor GPIO activity to debug possibly broken script

I recently picked up a b3+ and a nespi+ case. The case comes with a power and reset button and provides a script for the safe shutdown and for the most part has been driving me insane. I've fixed the ...
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Raspberry Pi case ventilation necessary?

I have a Pi 3 B+ that I am using as a portable media server, and it can get quite warm. I need a case for it, and I have been looking at a few, however very few of them have any sort of ventilation. ...
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Will a Raspberry Pi 3 case fit a Raspberry Pi 2 B?

I've gotten a Raspberry Pi 2B as a gift, but without a case. I'm trying to buy me a case, but I mostly find Pi 3 cases being offered. So, I'm asking the opposite of this question: Is the Raspberry Pi ...
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Are there 3D data available of the official Raspberry Pi case?

I have a project, where I want to use the official Raspberry Pi case. However, I have to make some changes to it and I was wondering, if the Raspberry Pi foundation made the 3D data of the case ...
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What cooling is the most effective for the RPi 3B+?

I've been doing some research with the new RPi 3B+, but have been struggling to find much information about effective cooling for overclocking. I have seen some solutions such as Heatsinks (small ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B vs Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Dimensions

Thinking of purchasing a Raspberry Pi 3 Model to fit a custom case. Need to know if the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ have the same dimensions. Thanks, Steve
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Raspberry Pi 3 cases and VESA mount compatibility

I'm planning to buy Pi 3, and I was wondering if can mount it to the back of my monitor with a VESA mount? I know that many cases support mounting, but how can I know if a certain case is compatible ...
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Remove USB and Ethernet ports

I'm using the standard Raspberry Pi 3 to make some prototype products, but don't need the USB or Ethernet ports. 1/ Is it a good idea to remove them manually? 2/ If not, is it possible to buy custom ...
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Should I keep the Raspberry Pi 3 model B case opened while it is turned on?

I have bought the Raspberry Pi official starter kit, with it comes the official Raspberry Pi case. I noticed that the case can be opened or closed, but when reading the instructions that come with I ...
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Is it possible to remove the USB ports and others I/O ports from a standard Raspberry Pi 3?

We're using Raspberry Pi 3's as prototypes but don't need the USB ports, as well as some of the other ports. Are they easily removable?
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How much clearance is required or recommended for wifi module

I'm making a metal container for to enclose all my components including raspberry pi 3 -B, motor controllers and batteries. I wanted to know if on board wifi module requires clearance or distance from ...
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Accidentally shorted C97 on the Raspberry Pi with a washer

I accidentally dropped a washer and unfortunately it landed on the C97 capacitor. I think that shorted the pi out. The ACT and PWR lights are now solid red and green, whereas it was blinking ...
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Can't fit Pi zero W into Adafruit's case

I bought a package of Pi zero W in here and it comes with a case made from Adafruit, but when I'm assembling Zero W into case I found out there is a piece that bump out at the back inside the case (...
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Rack Mount Case for Pis as Blade Server

Im looking to find if anyone knows of a manufacturer who supplies 19 inch rack mounts for RPis. Im ideally looking to have a blade server kind of setup. Each Pi would be in its own caddy with its ...
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Raspberrry Pi 3 Lego case

I want to build my own case for the Raspberry Pi 3 out of Lego. Do I have to be careful with something so that it works fine? I was thinking maybe it needs some air or vents so I don't build it ...
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How to have access to a USB port from inside the case?

I'm working on making a case for the project SamplerBox. I would like 2 or 4 USB ports of the Raspberry Pi to be reachable from outside the case, like the photo below. But then, how to access USB ...
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Mounting holes of Pi3 same as Parallella?

I am planning to buy a RaspberryPi 3 to get started on that, but wanted to prepare for the future by buying a stackable case. Now I also read about the Parallella and find the idea very interesting ...
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What should be the dimension of the cases that are used for Pi-Zero1.3?

I am using BLE4.0 and Microphone on my pi-zero. What are the case dimensions required?
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Decrease Width of RPi Zero

The Raspberry Pi Zero has dimensions of approximately: 2.6" x 1.2" x 0.2" I need the 2.6" side to measure no more than 2.5" for it to fit into my container. Is there enough "extra" board to where I ...
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Raspberry PI and RFID within same case?

I need to fit an RFID reader and Raspberry Pi, e.g. Into a case something like this: What are the options and possible gotchas here?
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Mounting case or generic mounting board

Generic hardware question. My Pi has multiple sensors wired to it and is functioning as desired. My question, is how can I mount these sensors to something? For example, one sensor I'm using is the ...
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Will the Pi Zero version 1.3 require a new case

The new version of the Pi Zero includes a camera connector. will this require a new case or just taller standoffs and longer bolts to work with the acrylic cases like the Adafruit Pi Protector?
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Raspberry Pi on an airplane? [closed]

Can you take a raspberry pi without a case on a plane, or will TSA or other flag you for having something that looks scary?
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Is the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B or B+ case compatible with the Raspberry Pi 3?

I've got a simple question. Does Raspberry Pi 2 Model B or the B+ case work with Raspberry Pi 3?
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What are the cooling requirements for Raspberry Pi 3?

The new Raspberry Pi 3 has been beefed up from the previous version. Now it comes with a Broadcom BCM2837, which is an ARM v8 quad-core Cortex-A53, clocked at 1.2GHz. I have also seen somewhere a ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 vs Pi 2 power consumption and heat dissipation

I've seen the announcement of the new Raspberry 3 but didn't find any info regarding power consumption and heating. A 1.2 Ghz 64-bit CPU is great but does it draw a lot more power? Shall heat be an ...
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Securely Mounting LCD Display to Pi

I have decided to add a 4D Systems 2.4" HAT display to my R-Pi2B, however before I start mashing down on it, I would like to ensure that it is securely fastened to the Pi. I have my Pi seated in a ...
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Pack a uncased 2.5" HDD with a Pi 2 in one case

I want to pack a Raspberry Pi 2 and a uncased 2.5" HDD in one case. The HDD is connected with a SATA-to-USB-cable. It doesn't matter for me if that cable is outside of the case. I can not find ...
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How should I connect GPIO pins to leads to my sensor in a permanent Raspberry Pi deployment?

I have built a small IoT application that runs on my RP. I would like to deploy it permanently in my home, but would like to formalize the breadboard setup into something a little more durable and ...
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My pi 2 doesn't fit into my B+ case

I have a case for my pi B+ that came with it, and I can't seem to make my pi 2 fit into it. The case is the one that comes with this kit. I'm only confused because I was made to undestand that the B+ ...
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Using a tupperware as outdoor case could mean an static electricity problem?

I mounted a r-pi with a camera module and want to set it outdoors, getting rain, sun and wind. This is a prototype and later I will try to find a more professional solution, but so far I want to set ...
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Recommendations for a case to 3D print: Pi B+/Pi 2

I've looked on Thingiverse and didn't find a case to my liking, and that was after having to sift through all the original cases that were pretty cool. I guess the case designers havent gotten Pi B+ ...
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Paper printable case for Raspberry Pi 2?

There is the punnet paper printable case, but it's for the old version of the Raspberry Pi. I have a Raspberry Pi 2, does a similar printable case template exist some place for this model?
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Has Anybody Built A Raspberry Pi Inside A Mouse Yet?

I was wondering if anybody has thought of putting a Raspberry Pi inside a mouse yet? i.e. wireless display and keyboard and the raspberry pi case is the mouse. Just thought it would be a cool ...