@tymkrs MorePi Me+Chip Quik TEC and More..

This weekend was a big old waste. I was at the Seattle Mini Maker Faire on Saturday morning.. ran into some of my cousins. It was a fun time.. then Saturday night I had to work from 7:30P to 10A Sunday morning.. that messed up my whole schedule… why? Because I had to change out some old critical controls… this DSC8500 had to be retired… and yes, we are going to Office-Space-it (see note on my demo tape).

weekend DSC project

So what did I get done? I received my @tymkrs MorePi Me! I don’t think they sell this yet but when they do I’ll drop a link. It’s a Pi expansion board… I set it up and dropped code into the Pi.. it’s been running for a few days burn in time on the Pi.. I’ll check it out later this week and give you the review it deserves. (assuming it doesn’t catch on fire between now and then 😉 thanks whixr & Atidy!

the @tymkrs MorePi Me v1
the @tymkrs MorePi Me v1

What else? well amazingly enough I also started working on my Chip Quik bench frig! My wife complains about my Chip Quik in the frig so I want something that can sit in the workshop to keep the Chip Quik in the 40-50 deg F area.. It’s a little box that I insulated with some foil bubble wrap insulation and thin foam. I got the box at a hobby store when my wife was shopping for some yarn. The heatsink is just bench stock and I used a 3A TEC… it doesn’t work well. I get about 15 deg cooler than ambient. It’s not enough so back to the drawing board. I ordered a bigger TEC… bigger heat sinks and well maybe a different box if I have to.

… more coming on this when I get the parts… but here are some photos of my fail.

Chip Quik Thermo-electric cooler

Chip Quik Thermo-electric cooler
Chip Quik Thermo-electric cooler

Chip Quik Thermo-electric cooler 2

 

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