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Argon one case - a491765 - 03-01-2020

For people who has this case and want to manage power button, fan speed...

This case is incredible !
I top to 40° after 2 hours of playing music on my PI4.

Here the guide to install the script

The installation steps :

SSH to Moode
Code:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install raspi.gpio (if its not already installed)
sudo wget https://download.argon40.com/argon1.sh
sudo chmod 755 ./argon1.sh
sudo ./argon1.sh

Wait the script does the work and try to shutdown Moode using web interface
Then you will have a complete shutdown with power off.

Done !

How to use it :

To manage fan, go SSH use this command and follow the guide provide with the case
Code:
argonone-config

If you want to uninstall the hole script
Code:
argonone-uninstall



RE: Argon one case - DRONE7 - 03-01-2020

Thanks for that info.. very timely as I have just assembled my case this morning.
Followed your 'how to' and then adjusted fan speeds and temps.
I don't expect MoOde to stress the Pi4 past what the passive cooling can provide...as you say it is incredible how cool it keeps the Pi.

https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-find-out-raspberry-pi-gpu-and-arm-cpu-temperature-command/

Edit.. Playing all morning and with an ambient 22 C the Pi4 CPUset for On-Demand runs at  36C.  for 'Performance" it runs at 39C.

The power button settings seem fine other than I would like to have a longer delay between safe shutdown (3 second hold) and hard kill (5 seconds hold)  Would be more family friendly...

Just checking if I would change the setting in /usr/bin/argononed.py  from..

Code:
elif pulsetime >=4 and pulsetime <=5:
                       os.system("shutdown now -h")

to something like...


Code:
elif pulsetime >=4 and pulsetime <=10:
                       os.system("shutdown now -h")

??


RE: Argon one case - a491765 - 03-02-2020

Well sorry i have no coding skill. I let other answers you
Modify the pulsetime seems logic to me.


RE: Argon one case - LaserGecko - 05-15-2020

FYI, if you're using the awesome Argon40 case with a HiFiBerry DAC, you'll probably need an insulator between the case and the board.


RE: Argon one case - Lusayalumino - 08-28-2020

Thanks so much for posting this; I just ordered the case and expect it to be delivered tomorrow -- so I'm looking forward to trying this.


RE: Argon one case - Lusayalumino - 08-28-2020

(05-15-2020, 09:10 PM)LaserGecko Wrote: FYI, if you're using the awesome Argon40 case with a HiFiBerry DAC, you'll probably need an insulator between the case and the board.

That's exactly what I'll be doing. What to you mean by an "insulator"? And, why? Does the DAC get too hot on the outside of the case?


RE: Argon one case - DRONE7 - 08-28-2020

No, not hot but the case is aluminium and may contact the underside of some HAT boards so an (electrical) insulating layer of some sort may be needed.
Plastic/phenolic/card...etc. Maybe even something as basic strips of electrical insulating tape.

Another option may be to include a 40 pin riser between the HAT and the Argon so lifting the HAT higher and out of possible contact with the case.
https://www.adafruit.com/product/4079

(watch the video demo on the Adafruit link ;-)


RE: Argon one case - Lusayalumino - 08-28-2020

I hadn't even thought of that -- thank you! I couldn't find a single picture online of anyone using Argon One with a HiFiBerry DAC HAT.


RE: Argon one case - DRONE7 - 08-28-2020

(08-28-2020, 06:23 AM)Lusayalumino Wrote: I couldn't find a single picture online of anyone using Argon One with a HiFiBerry DAC HAT.

The Argon One case is the best by test thermal control for a Pi4 (Magpi mag case test) and running MoOde where there is no great demand nor video use ensures it idles along at low temps and without the fan being used.
Very cool and silent Smile

I gather most users of this case (Yes, me too) have it connected to a USB DAC. It fits nicely on a Hi-Fi shelf with all the connections at the rear.

I tried it with my HiFi-Berry Digi-Plus-Pro and can confirm it works well. I used a riser and some wooden chocks behind the case to hold the HAT steady...you will see, once you have the case, how this would work.

All the best,
Bob.


RE: Argon one case - Lusayalumino - 08-28-2020

(08-28-2020, 07:28 AM)I tried it with my HiFi-Berry Digi-Plus-Pro and can confirm it works well. I used a riser and some wooden chocks behind the case to hold the HAT steady...you will see, once you have the case, how this would work. Wrote: All the best,
Bob.

Bob, I appreciate it. In my situation, I'm using Powered Klipsch with a 12 inch touch screen (that should be arriving today); the R Pi and monitor (right now I have a 7 inch R Pi screen in a Smarti Pi Touch 2 Case) are just sitting on top of a CD player that is right next to the listening chair. 

From your comments, I'm guessing that the rear mounting holes on the HiFi Berry will be hanging off the back of the Argon One? I'm thinking I should perhaps return it and just pick up one of these:
- Anidees http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WWPJZKS
- HiFiBerry HighPi http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VNSNMVX

Anyone have an opinion / recommendation?