And it looks pretty too. Well done.
Looks very nice, I am thinking of adding heatsinks to my rpi, I am getting a pi hut clear open sided case for it and was thinking of adding a small fan to keep it cool as well, the question is, is there going to be a sensible heatsink kit made available for the pi or do we have to go down the ebay route of buy and hope for the best or do we have to do the same as you and make them ourselves.
Living in greece the temp here is hot at the best of times.
Perfect! After comments and a suggestion here recently, I purchased vga heatsinks. They were around $5 . I haven't done anything with them yet - - although I visually *measured* clearance within the SK Pang case. They will clear and cool! Even though I have not had a usb crap out issue (technical term) or hot chipsI but hought it was a good idea
I looked for the site link to share but it is on my computer at home. More on that later.
These are the ones I ordered and have on my boards:
For the S0C:
For the SMSC and Regulator:
For the smaller ones from SparkFun I had to get some extra thermal adhesive tape since the one they sent with the heatsinks does not work very well.
I also purchased this by didn't use them yet, the copper ones look nicer and arrived sooner:
Since the R-Pi became now a marketing horse for some folks you will find people now selling specific kits for the R-Pi
Ohh, here is a pic with the heatsinks in place ...
Does anyone have any opinions on the effectiveness of thermal adhesive tape versus thermal bonding adhesive paste?
Hey everybody, I am sure most of you have noticed the heat output of the RasPi. While it isn't an issue in a room temperature environment, it could be in hotter places like an enclosure or parked car. That's why I took it upon myself to modify an old chipset heatsink from a Dell Pentium IV based desktop PC. A half hour project turned into a solution that is no taller than the usb ports, yet keeps the device about 17 degrees Celcius cooler than stock!
Full writeup here: http://michaeldornisch.blogspot.com/2012/06/diy-raspberry-pi-heat-sink.html