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Smart Fan: Ideal cooling solution for Raspberry Pi

A project in Cupertino, CA by Sequent Microsystems

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Better than a heat sink, and allowing unlimited add-on cards, the Smart Fan will keep your Raspberry Pi running when things get hot.
Backers: 415
Average Pledge Per Backer: $48

Funded: $19,840 of $1,000
Dates: Jan 5th -> Feb 4th (30 days)
Project By: Sequent Microsystems
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Latest News

Smart Fan in Production

February 2nd - via:
We have 2 more days to go and the Smart Fan is flying high. 366 backers pushed up over $17,000. Two weeks ago we ordered the first production 1,000 kits.  The PCB's have all been manufactured,  and all the components have been purchased .  The... (Read More)

Python Loop for temperature control

January 16th - via:
Alex wrote a Python Proportional-Integral loop to control the processor temperature. We will make it available on GitHub. The target temperature is 50C, displayed every second to the console. The last number is the power ratio to the fan, 0-100% ... (Read More)

Command Line system ready, tomorrow on GitHub

January 15th - via:
This is the command line from Alex's pen. All tested and functional. At the suggestion of a backer we added a conditional stop with sec. parameter. If you use the pushbutton to shut down the Pi, you can leave the fan running for up to 256 seconds,... (Read More)

The Smart Fan got Wings

January 11th - via:
Not even one week into our campaign, the Smart Fan is flying high. We are almost 10X subscribed, thank you so much and please tell your friends. We still hope to manufacture before the Great China Shutdown which is their Spring Break, Feb 5th... (Read More)

Smart Fan HAT cools the Pi and passes the GPIO

January 8th - via:
Sequent’s $20 “Smart Fan HAT” for the Raspberry Pi passes along the 40-pin GPIO for other HATs and offers an MCU controlled step-up supply for precise control. There is also an optional DIN-rail kit. (Read More)

Raspberry Pi Smart Fan cooler hits Kickstarter

January 7th - via:
Raspberry Pi enthusiasts may be interested in a new cooling hat designed specifically for the Raspberry Pi 4 mini PC and aptly named the Smart Fan. Launched via Kickstarter the Raspberry Pi heatsink enables you to add an unlimited number of add-on cards without affecting cooling and help keep your mini PC running even under heavy loads when the temperature of the CPU increases. (Read More)

Funded in 3 hours

January 5th - via:
Hello 22 backers, and many thanks.  This fan seems to be getting wings, we got funded in 3 hours almost to the minute. As with all our projects, we have prototypes on hand and ready to go, we just need to know how many to order. We plan to order... (Read More)

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