Wearable MK IV Arc Reactor

New Element

With the recent mix-ups between Sony and Disney about Spider-Man and hopefully the resolution, I thought it was a good time to make an Arc Reactor Project; I had the Mark IV chassis 3D printed thanks to Shapeways and I used this design off of Thingiverse, which was made by Thingiverse User: andi1024.

3d Printed part (no changes made): https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:321658
From user: https://www.thingiverse.com/andi1024/designs
Under the creative commons attribution license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Then got to work!

Key Goals:

  1. Make an aesthetically pleasing Arc Reactor from Iron Man 2
  2. Make it wearable

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Seeed Studio – ICE Tower CPU Cooling Fan for Raspberry Pi 4

Summer Meltdown

It’s that time of year again where things are too hot for computers running heavy loads – you can try Oil-Cooling or you can even try Putting your Raspberry Pi in a freezer but sometimes you just need a good old fashioned heat sink and fan.

Usually Raspberry Pi’s are cooled with little heat sinks such as these and this whereas desktop PC’s (particularly higher end rigs) have more of these  kinds of heat sink/fans to cool them.

Seeed Studio contacted me and offered to send me their new product; the ICE Tower CPU Cooling Fan for Raspberry Pi 4 for review. I said yes and they sent me it in record time. So a massive thanks to them!

This is essentially a miniaturised version of the type of heat sink linked above; with the significantly more powerful Raspberry Pi 4 the heat output is increased quite a bit, so it is now necessary to use such a device to really keep the temps down.

So let’s take a look at this part in terms of assembly, aesthetics and most importantly – temperature.

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