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I run my RPi without a heat sink, but then I have not enclosed it in a box, so it get plenty of air flow.
A standard heat sink should work as long as you have some air flow around it.
I am assuming that you are using good thermal transfer grease to facilitate cooling.
You can also slow down the clock if you think heat is a problem.
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Do you have a web link to the camera and the advice you refer to? A nut should never be used as a heatsink, It has awful thermal conductivity.. and no material in the center.
Regarding up-side down screen, that is a known documented problem with a workaround. Please see here (scroll down to the "Upside Down Situation" section) :
And for resolution:
thanks for your links I found your info great ,I did find the case I received tight and difficult to get it all fitting, so I used the old trick brute force and left it over night. stripped it down this morning and found on reasembling all clicked into place with all the sockets snug and smooth.
once I get the keyboard set up and running I will be able to amend the boot set up and get the display the right way up.
That's great, glad it helped!
I am a late starter, some would say a very late starter, I have come to the RP with no knowledge of Linux or programming.
I have purchased two projects one a zero camera the other being the 7"screen and P3B+, the camera works ok but the idea of glueing a large nut to act as a heatsink gives me problems. I do not like going down a road without knowing how I am going to get out.
should a standard heat sink be sufficient?
item two the Pi3B+, I got bit working up to a point the screen is upside down and I have no keyboard, I have not yet tried an external one, Help please.