Keep your Raspberry Pi® 4 Model B computer safe and snug in this solid ABS acrylic enclosure. You can even pick up an official case fan + heatsink kit to super-charge your Pi 4 projects and keep them cool even under computational intensity.
Physically the SHIM is probably a bit easier to install and perhaps a bit more versatile because it can be used in any situation where there is enough clearance for it, whereas the official fan will only work with the official case. Functionally the official fan has a small advantage, because the controls for it are included in the latest Raspberry Pi OS and the utility is part of the standard Pi Configuration tool, while the SHIM software has to be separately installed and run. But the SHIM fan also has an LED that can be used to indicate the fan status, and a tiny button that can be used to control the fan manually.
So overall I would say that for those who just want to use the Raspberry Pi 4 in the official case, the official fan is a good solution at a good price. Those who might be a bit more inclined to tinkering, using different cases and different installations, and having easy access to the software, might find the Pi fan a bit limiting.
Woh! The Raspberry Pi official red and white color. Yes! This is the first 'official' case from the Raspberry Pi Foundation and it is here in Cytron marketplace! While we've had our own set of cases for awhile now, the Pi foundation's first foray into the case world is an impressive, well-designed effort and definitely what we've come to expect from the folks who made the Raspberry Pi.
When the Raspberry Pi 4 originally launched I wrote about how when enclosed in the official case sitting idle on my desk, the processor temperature rose to 77°C (@~22°C Ambient), and under even light load would quick hit thermal throttling. The improvements made have helped, with the Pi now idling at 56°C (@~21°C Ambient). Under sustained load, the Pi will still thermally throttle.
The official Raspberry Pi 4 case and the 219 Design case without any active cooling start to thermally thottle around the 1000 second mark. The Argon Neo with a significantly larger thermal mass is able to keep the system well below the thermal throttling limit. Based on previous 1 hour long stress tests with the Argon Neo, the temperature plateaus after the 2000 second mark.
It also comes with an exclusive short FFC cable that will connect your official camera module to your Raspberry Pi Zero. Also included with the case are four sticky, silicone pad that fits into the indents on the underside of the case.The underside of the case features a cut-out for the GPIO pins which means you always have access to expand your Raspberry Pi and add sensors, LEDs, switches, and all manner of other things.The case is compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi Zero including the new Raspberry Pi Zero W.
The Raspberry Pi Zero housing is composed of two parts. It has a standard base with a cut-out to allow access to the GPIO, and a choice of three Lids: a smooth lid, a GPIO lid (which allows access to the GPIO from above) and a lid of the camera (which, when used with the supplied short camera cable, Allows the Raspberry Pi camera or the Noir camera to be installed perfectly inside it).Features:Suitable for Raspberry Pi Zero v 1.3 and Raspberry Pi Zero W.Designed with Pi HAT's in mind.Removable Top Frame.Removable Lid provides easy access to the camera and display ports, Removable Side Panels with easy access to the GPIO port.With 1pcs Short camera cable and 2pcs 15CM FFT camera cable for you easy to use the camera Description:Material: ABSColor: white and redCamera cable length: 1pcs 3.7CM; 2pcs 15CMSize: 80*37mmWeight: 28g2pcs 15CM FFT camera cable:RPI camera cable, Specially designed for raspberry pi zero w and raspberry pi zero w camera.Easy to install, Perfect show video; Length 15cm easy to adjust the distance.22 pin ribbon cable, One end of the cable is 15 Pin 1.0mm Pitch interface and the other end with 22 Pin 0.5mm interface.Utilize high quality flexible FCC cable which is extremely soft and compact.
Now, using the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B single-board computer in the official case will be worry free! Check out the following graph of temperature performance under stress-test (Stressberry) in different conditions: CPU clocking at 1.5GHz
The first 'official' case from the Raspberry Pi Foundation is here in Raspberry Pi's sleek pink and white! While we've had our own set of cases for awhile now, the Pi foundation's first foray into the case world is an impressive, well-designed effort and definitely what we've come to expect from the folks who made the Raspberry Pi.
Even though the official Pi 4 case looks nice, it's a bad idea to use it if you don't modify it in any way. It completely encases the Pi, with zero ventilation, meaning all the heat generated by the CPU, ethernet controller, etc. just gets trapped inside. It's great if you want to cook the board, and technically you could keep it running this way indefinitely.
If you use the official Pi 4 case, you'll deal with a CPU that frequently throttles (meaning a slower Pi), and all the other components will be very hot all the time. While some components (like the SoC/CPU) can handle the heat around 85°C, others might not fare so well. I'm looking at you, little cheap microSD card!
The official Pi case looks nice. And it fits the Pi just so. If you're married to this case, the best option is to mod it to at least provide better ventilation (e.g. by drilling some holes or slots for natural convection). Even better, mod it with a tiny fan like the Pi-Fan, as I detail in this post and video.
In order to fit a pi-camera, many of the solutions you've tested cannot be used (Flirt and official cases) or are difficult to use with a camera (ICE Tower). I settled on a more open case from GeeekPi ( -Acrylic-Raspberry-Model-Brown) which uses the same small Pi-fan as many.
There were, as expected, many unofficial 3D printed cases, for which files are available online for others to recreate. However, as many users tend not to have readily available access to a 3D printer, the Foundation enlisted the help of Bristol-based design consultancy Kinneir Dufort, to help create the first official injection-moulded Pi case.
Like its predecessor, the PCB is framed in a raspberry coloured red base with white side panels. However, and in line with the core Pi value of experimentation, Kinneir Dufort designed three interchangeable white lids for the product. 2b1af7f3a8