A Cooling Fan for the “Homemade” Tablet

faninsideenc2Figure 1: The fan needs a couple more machine screws.  Placed towards the top of the enclosure, near the processor, it draw off heat from both sources (LCD and processor). Click to enlarge.

The first homemade tablet is equipped with a 10 inch screen, as its nine inch screen was pulled out about a month ago. With the change-over to the new screen, I noticed a little more heat build-up inside of the enclosure, and I endeavored to remedy that unwelcome discovery with a small fan attached to the side of the enclosure.

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New Face for Orange Box Server

pi-orangebox3Figure 1: The Pi (2) powered Orange Box server with its new Face (click to enlarge).

So, the orange box server has gotten a nice facial.  No longer a plain little orange server box, it’s less plain and sports an 800×480 “monitor” screen to keep tabs on what it’s doing.  Currently the monitor is USB powered, but when I can figure out which header connectors on the back of the new face are safe to use for DC power connections, I’ll remove the ugly USB cable looped around on its top.  I have a “cover” on order, and that should hide the edges of the screen and protect it from abuse. The origin of the cover is interesting …

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