The rear exhaust vents looks kind of “industrial cool". It is really a removable cover, and is where you gain access to the GPIO pins.
Here is a top down view of the re-directed GPIO pin. Everything is clearly labelled and colour coded. This is my first case with this GPIO labeling.
Using GPIO is a PITA for me as I don’t use the GPIO enough to remember the layout. In the rare times I had to use the GPIO I had to google the layout, find out which orientation (i.e. 1st pin is), and plug away. Having this information readily available makes it really convenient for me.
The pins are resessed inside a tight space. But overall it’s not any more difficult compared to the other cases I have used before.
The GPIO cover is secured to the case by two magnets. They are weak magnets so unlikely to be a heath hazard. That is if the kid do not swallow this! The cover has sharp corners and will definitely not go down well.
Ensure you remove this cover and store it away from young children. Safety first!
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.