Just a quick write up about a case I received today (two days after Christmas 2018) all the way from Hong Kong, the Argon ONE.
I read about the case on the RaspberryPi Blog a couple of months ago (Link to the Article)
After reading the article I went ahead and backed it as Backer #647 and forgot about it, I like to back crowdfunding ideas, it helps up and coming people build their own companies and know that some might fail, others take longer than expected to be made and arrive, plus from overseas maybe have added import duties, etc.
Anyway what is my first impression? I really like it!
What really got my attention when I first saw the blog post was the back of it and the magnet cover to the 40 pin GPIO so all still fully hackable ;)
From the picture you can see all of the Pi's ports are now located at the back.
How is the magic perform I hear you ask ? Well it's thanks to Argons own daughter board comprising of a triple headphone jack and HDMI connector, as seen in this is image of mine installed together with a 3B+ (ps it's also compatible with the 3B)
Related software to enable the Power switch and Fan to be customised comes from a simple one line bash script which is clearly explained on page 5 of the mini paper booklet, here for reference.
curl https://download.argon40.com/argon1.sh |bash
The script checks and if missing installed the required modules
raspi-gpio python-rpi.gpio python3-rpi.gpio python-smbus python3-smbus i2c-tools
Then creates some daemons for the power swtich and fan control, then once all the scripts are created grabs a couple of images from argons website for icons on the Rasbian Desktop
Here are some extra photos I took
Great job Argon40 guys, hopefully you be able to sell them to the general public in 2019, I'm pretty sure it will sell very well.