Improving the modularity of the Pyra - Possible cooling improvements as well

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  1. Mr_Loon

    Mr_Loon Can't Remember

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    Wish I'd thought of this a bit sooner.

    One of the things I really like about the Pyra is the ethos of modularity / upgradability built into the core design.

    With that in mind would it not be better if at the rear of the unit where the external ports are (USB, Audio etc.) there was a hole. Rather than having the plastic moulded for individual ports, this hole could be filled with a metal backing plate with holes cut into it corresponding to the required ports. As you would find with a PC Case/Motherboard.

    This method would mean that future port changes, perhaps changing micro USB to USB C, HDMI to DisplayPort etc. could be done without needing new moulds.

    Would it also be possible to use the metal backing plate to dissipate heat?
     
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  2. Askarus

    Askarus Hardcore Member

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    The Idea is good but it's too late I think...
     
  3. Bosbeetle

    Bosbeetle Terminally lost

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    cool idea
     
  4. Mr_Loon

    Mr_Loon Can't Remember

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    Suspect you're right, though by my (possibly faulty) logic the existing moulds could be altered some time in the future to allow this to happen as the change required would be the removal of existing metal rather than addition.

    I've no idea how difficult / expensive / time consuming it would be to produce the required backing plates or if it would be a practical solution in terms of heat dissipation from the SOC.
     
  5. FaeMinx

    FaeMinx Rainbow Liberation Instigation

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    I think it would look nifty.
    ...will make the logo plate look better by having at least one other metal accent.

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    Ian J Advanced Member

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    Wouldn't it require the addition of metal to the mould to stop plastic flowing into the back of the case?
     
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