TDM Solutions develops temperature reducing case for Raspberry Pi 4 computer processor.
Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation in association with Broadcom.
Early on, the Raspberry Pi project leaned towards the promotion of teaching basic computer science in schools and in developing countries. Later, the original model became far more popular than anticipated, selling outside its target market for uses such as robotics.
It is now widely used in many areas, such as for weather monitoring, because of its low cost, modularity, and open design.
However, the Raspberry Pi computer processor has had a key failure. It is referred to thermal throttling under load. In other words, the processor stops working when it gets too hot. The CPU protects itself when it reaches a temperature of 82 degrees; this happens purely because of the design and construction of the casing that the board sits in.
Enter the Kool Case, with a background in the automotive industry designing and manufacturing jigs and fixtures, product R&D and production machining with 5-axis CNC machines at his disposal, Jim Plester was approached by his son-in-law to see if he could come up with a solution to the ‘over-heating’ problem that he was experiencing with his Raspberry Pi 4.
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