Cover It Up
Secure the acrylic bottom lid with the four long screws, and stick on the 4 rubber feet and you’re done. This lid smudges very easily. Kind of hope the base is also made of the same allow (for full shielding) but I guess they have to cut corners somewhere to bring the cost down.
Looks like I did not line up the lid properly. Will fix that later.
This is the first time I feel like I am looking at a finished product when I look at a Pi. Everything feels right. I am going to order another ArgonOne to replace the first Pi4 case I purchased (which is crap in my opinion), pictured below:
The above is 1 bad purchase from e-bay. One of the fans do not work. And I just cannot screw the two metal plates down for tightness. There’s movement in there, so the “heatsink” feature is for all intents and purpose - useless.
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.