What I can use the Pi4 for? Obviously these are “pie in the sky” suggestions right now, but imagine the possibilities:
- Solder an IR receiver, work on some LIRC magic and you can control the Pi like a typical media streamer. (Or do all that with a radio remote control)
- Connect the Pi to a biggish monitor, coupled with the the above media RC and a cool front end. Turn it into a very nice visual media streamer. Imagine having something like this in front of you, showing you everything you need to know about the current track you’re playing on one side. And the entire contents of your music library (cloud or on premise) on the other. For all we know the curve screen might even improve acoustics.
The Pi can be tucked out of sight behind this monitor. Or placed prominently. Your choice.
Who am I kidding? The possibilities are endless. If there is enough uptake on the Pi platform, I will try and dedicate more time to make SnakeoilOS better on this.
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/
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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.