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Scratch Build – In Progress Raspberry Pi Competition - The 'Golden' Wet Pi. *Finished with final Pictures*

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Phame, 19 Feb 2013.

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Coolant colour?

  1. Blue

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  2. Green

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  3. Yellow

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  4. Pink (Raspberry Colour)

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  5. Red

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  6. Purple

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  1. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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    Hello guys,
    I will be building a scratch case for the RPi and also watercooling it. The block will span across the three main hot spots of the board. I also know there is no need to watercool it, but I like to do something alittle different and hopefully have a Pi to put in it! ;)


    Why am I doing this project?

    I hadn't been on bit-tech forum for a while, and was one day browsing the site looking for inspiration to get me to mod/build a new case. I came across Combatus post about the competition, the first thing that came to mind was... "why not watercool this thing?" - That became a problem, as I started to look at jrs77 (thanks by the way) model of the RPi and throw some modelling ideas on CAD, it quickly became apparent that the thing was alot smaller then I first anticipated. Not to worry I thought, il give it ago so thats where we are.

    Things to be done:

    - Re machine the new designed for waterblock. DONE
    - Polish the acrylic for the top of res. DONE
    - Cut the acrylic for the top of waterblock. DONE
    - Polish the waterblock and res with 1500, 2000, 2500 grit WnD. DONE
    - Cut the Pi board holders. DONE
    - Tap the waterblock M1.6. DONE
    - Turn down some hose fittings DONE
    - Gold plate all the aluminium DONE
    - Powder Coat the Raspberry Pi holders DONE
    - Assemble and test DONE
    - COMPLETE THE WET PI. DONE


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    Watercooled Raspberry Pi :D
    Hopefully the first one in the world?


    --------------------------------------------Raspberry Pi--------------------------------------------

    Waterblock:
    Here's a picture of the waterblock, latest picture!

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    Radiator:
    Water tight test.

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    The dims for the block are: 98.5 x 70.0 x 17.0mm and made of Aluminium and acrylic. I will be gold plating the Aluminium on both the rad and waterblock.

    Pump:
    This is the pump that will be used for this build, http://www.micropumps.co.uk/

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  2. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    How deliciously extravagant.

    I assume you've already watercooled your smartphone? :hehe:

    I'll be watching this one eagerly.
     
  3. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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    That was a quick reply! :D

    Cheers dude! :thumb:
     
  4. kelmannen

    kelmannen New Member

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    a watercooled pi? this is awesomely riduculus but i'll watch for sure! :D
     
  5. White-Fox

    White-Fox New Member

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    holy s**t dude :D i am truly waiting more from this! good job.
     
  6. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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    Cheers guys! :thumb:

    Won't let ya down! :dremel:
     
  7. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    How exactly is the radiator removing the heat from the loop? It looks just like another water block.
     
  8. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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    Its similar to having another waterblock but with an added heatsink type configuration machined into the back with possibly a fan to deplace the heat, if there is any!

    Loved Acronym by the way! :)
     
  9. jrs77

    jrs77 Well-Known Member

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    Let's talk about overkill :p
     
  10. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    -All for a prize that costs less than a meal at the local fast-food shop.:lol:
    That's the kind of crazy, gung-ho, madcap thinking that brought me here in the first place. Glorious!:D
     
  11. elAwesome

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    Hoooooooooly sh*t.
    This is the pure meaning of overkill.
    But this is gonne be awesome :D

    You could try to overclock it, the cooling should be fine :p
     
  12. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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    :D - Cheers for the time you took to do that model dude.

    I know its only cheap :blush: but being eXtreme is why we enjoy doing these things right?
    I think the gold plating is going to be more expensive then alot of Pi's. :D

    Thanks dude, I will overclock it just for you ;)
     
  13. elAwesome

    elAwesome New Member

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    Yaaaay :D
    A 5Ghz Raspberry...:jawdrop:
     
  14. tekonivel

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    Awesome! I was just thinking that some one should do watercooled Pi. And I start browsing the forums and here it is. Will be following this like a hawk.
    Also good luck for the competition.
     
  15. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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    I think the max is 1GHz but il have a go! ;)

    Thats what I was thinking when I first saw the Pi comp. Thankyou dude..
    Loving Bulky by the way looks scchweeeet! :D

    Little update ive changed the Rad/Res render below.

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    Will be machining this up in abit when the CNC has finished cutting a tool.

    :D
     
  16. NoobNeb

    NoobNeb Enthusiastic Lurker

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    New design is much more apt :thumb: enough renders already though let's see some metal action :p
     
  17. Scirocco

    Scirocco Boobs, I have them, you lose.

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    Ha! Love it!
     
  18. siliconfanatic

    siliconfanatic Johny-come-Lately

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    From the rad i thought you were gonna use orang and blacks loop to cool it. That wouldve proven to be quite interesting :p

    Overkill is awesome :thumb:
     
  19. faxiij

    faxiij Member

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    yup, couldn't agree more.

    looks like we have a winner for the comp now...given you finish this. :worried: :wallbash:

    completely insane, completely stupid and nuts, totally overkill, fully bonkers. and thus....completely awesome. :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  20. siliconfanatic

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