[PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

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Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Post by andershp » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:19 am

kite wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:14 am
The Circuit Sword (with CM3+) no longer comes with the fan.
That's awesome! Passive cooling FTW.
Do you supply proper adhesive for the heatsink? Or have any recommendations? I know for a fact from another build that the tape that usually is thrown on the back of these heatsinks often have an insulating effect, making the pi hotter with the sink than without! :o :D
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Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Post by andershp » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:22 am

sandog wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:03 pm
What buttons and silicone pads does everyone recommend also is there any STL's for brackets for the fan and power switch?

UPDATE: Found the STL's in the Design Sharing section.
I've heard recommendations of the ones on Retromodding - anyone?
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Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Post by kite » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:25 am

andershp wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:19 am
kite wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:14 am
The Circuit Sword (with CM3+) no longer comes with the fan.
That's awesome! Passive cooling FTW.
Do you supply proper adhesive for the heatsink? Or have any recommendations? I know for a fact from another build that the tape that usually is thrown on the back of these heatsinks often have an insulating effect, making the pi hotter with the sink than without! :o :D
It includes thermal tape on it. That is perhaps true for a CPU that can heat up in a few seconds, but for the Pi it takes minutes to climb in temperature, so the thermal transfer delay not really an issue. You can of course use your own heatsink with any kinda of thermal paste.

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Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Post by sandog » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:28 am

How much better is the CM3+ better than the CM3. I have a CM3 and was wondering if it's worth upgrading.

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Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Post by rumblepen » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:18 am

sandog wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:28 am
How much better is the CM3+ better than the CM3. I have a CM3 and was wondering if it's worth upgrading.
only improvement is thermal.

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Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Post by iamjohnsalt » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:09 pm

I've gone ahead and ordered the fancy lcd adapter and the board w/ volume knob as well. dont worry about combining them, happy to support your work :)

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Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Post by sandog » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:00 pm

UPDATE: Found some info on github.. WINNING

https://github.com/kiteretro/Super-AIO/ ... AIO/COMMON

Is there an official guide for putting the sword 2gether?
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Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Post by rumblepen » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:07 am

so I'm going fanless with the cm3+ and I found these bigger heatsinks for cheap on amazon if anyone else is interested in going with passive cooling only.

https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Black-Alu ... way&sr=8-1
https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Aluminum- ... way&sr=8-6
https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Aluminum- ... way&sr=8-7

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Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Post by MrErickson » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:39 pm

In for a CS-L! Thanks Kite!

One question for you, or anyone that has done this already, I followed the link to OSHPark from your github for ordering 3 of the Back Boards you send out with the CS kits. There is a note in your github that says OSHPark's default thickness is 1.6mm where the boards should be 1mm thick if I'm reading it right. I didn't see anywhere in the OSH Order process to change the thickness, it was basically order and proceed to checkout from OSH's website. Am I missing something?

I'm waiting on a couple buttons to arrive for the CS i'm building and have been experimenting with different L/R button options on some old beat up DMG shells I've got laying around. Thanks again!

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Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Post by kite » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:16 am

MrErickson wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:39 pm
One question for you, or anyone that has done this already, I followed the link to OSHPark from your github for ordering 3 of the Back Boards you send out with the CS kits. There is a note in your github that says OSHPark's default thickness is 1.6mm where the boards should be 1mm thick if I'm reading it right. I didn't see anywhere in the OSH Order process to change the thickness, it was basically order and proceed to checkout from OSH's website. Am I missing something?
I'm pretty sure there is a dropdown somewhere before purchase where the thickness can be selected (it increases the cost i think). Otherwise it probably shouldn't make a difference, it just depends if the adapter (3D printed) requires it a certain thickness (which I don't know if is true or not)

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