What should i pack in the box with my v2.2. clusterboard?
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i stumbled across an old clusterboard i bought for a defunct project, back when there was a promtion to get a SoPine bundled with it .

So now i have a single SOPINE board, psu, cluster board and two loose ceramic resistors in a box waiting to setup.The resistors stumped me at first, but found a description of their use (related to an ATX power supply)
https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?...0#pid49660

Now i have kit, and i have questions.

Fitting into a box.
I Have a box that is not It is not an ATX formfactor.
- Is active cooling really needed? Can it run fanless? Is there an upper passive cooling limit? Does it need ventilation at all (sealed?)
- Does there need to be airflow/clearance underneath the board?
- Is there a battery backed up portablility hack?

I will post more when they come up.
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(07-14-2020, 10:34 AM)timoc Wrote: i stumbled across an old clusterboard i bought for a defunct project, back when there was a promtion to get a SoPine bundled with it .

So now i have a single SOPINE board, psu, cluster board and two loose ceramic resistors in a box waiting to setup.The resistors stumped me at first, but found a description of their use (related to an ATX power supply)
https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?...0#pid49660

Now i have kit, and i have questions.

Fitting into a box.
I Have a box that is not It is not an ATX formfactor.
- Is active cooling really needed? Can it run fanless? Is there an upper passive cooling limit? Does it need ventilation at all (sealed?)
- Does there need to be airflow/clearance underneath the board?
- Is there a battery backed up portablility hack?

I will post more when they come up.

- active cooling is not necessary. however a good air flow always important.
- the battery is use for RTC.
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(07-18-2020, 11:45 PM)tllim Wrote:
(07-14-2020, 10:34 AM)timoc Wrote: i stumbled across an old clusterboard i bought for a defunct project, back when there was a promtion to get a SoPine bundled with it .

So now i have a single SOPINE board, psu, cluster board and two loose ceramic resistors in a box waiting to setup.The resistors stumped me at first, but found a description of their use (related to an ATX power supply)
https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?...0#pid49660

Now i have kit, and i have questions.

Fitting into a box.
I Have a box that is not It is not an ATX formfactor.
- Is active cooling really needed? Can it run fanless? Is there an upper passive cooling limit? Does it need ventilation at all (sealed?)
- Does there need to be airflow/clearance underneath the board?
- Is there a battery backed up portablility hack?

I will post more when they come up.

- active cooling is not necessary. however a good air flow always important.
- the battery is use for RTC.
Thanks - i will modify my case to allow that.

The battery question was more along the lines if anyone has a battery powered cluster board. I have been thinking about a portable cluster...
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(07-19-2020, 03:03 PM)timoc Wrote: The battery question was more along the lines if anyone has a battery powered cluster board. I have been thinking about a portable cluster...

Mine is battery powered when (when it runs, that is!). Although that is battery power is from a fixed solar system + 12v supply. (I take 12v from the batteries, step it up to 24v till it gets to near where the clusterboard is, and then drop it back down to 12v at the clusterboard and power it via the terminal block. So not exactly portable. If I were to go portable, I'd either find a power bank that can output 12v (if I want a plug and play approach), or probably a 4S lipo pack, BMS and buck regulator to give a constant 12v if I want to go the DIY route.
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