I’ve been through a lot of Raspberry Pi cases over the years (2, 3, 4), from all acrylics to metal. While they all do the job of protecting the electronics, none of them are pretty. Some of the cases are so poorly designed using the the Pi becomes a pain. Granted that’s all my fault as I chose the cheapest items with the quickest delivery from e-Bay.
These are mistakes I meant to fix. And I did so with the Argon One (AUD$47.50). Money well spent as this is the best Pi enclosure I experienced by far.
Comment from: bromf Visitor
Great review TK ! From what I have read elsewhere the plastic base ensures wifi connectivity
You can check the temps with… https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-find-out-raspberry-pi-gpu-and-arm-cpu-temperature-command/
Comment from: Member
Of course! For Wi-Fi. I am too focused in a complete shielding (and properly grounded) of the case, but in doing so will kill Wi-Fi as well. Be nice if they have an option for a metal bottom lid.
I believe the I need to install some packages for the fan to work. So far I think the passive cooling will do me good so will leave it for now.
I’m going to buy a second Argon one soon, will turn the fan on on the second one and then compare. Just looking for a seller with stock.
Also going to fire up the Pi and have a listen to see what needs tweaks work (or don’t). Stay tuned for a new article on that in the following weeks.