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Plex Pi 1.3 Running Great on my 3B+

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Thanks for the case suggestion Robbie.  I tried the Eleduino aluminum case.  It's very well built, but I didn't like the fact that there are no ventilation holes.

I ended up going with the  Enokay clear case since it does have at least some ventilation holes in the front cover.  (I've been ssh'ing into the PlexPi 3Plus using  the 

vcgencmd measure_temp 

command and it to seems to be staying in the low 50's C. That sounds like a reasonable sustained temperature to me.

https://www.amazon.com/Enokay-Case-Raspberry-Model-Black/dp/B011RBJUOC/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1522942912&sr=8-9&keywords=raspberry+pi+case

On a totally different note, I was trying to figure out what to do with my extra Pi 3B - I hate to see it just sitting there playing paperweight-  and I came across a discussion of doing realtime flight tracking with Pi-Aware.  Seemed interesting enough to give it a try.

https://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/

Though I thought I'd need to create a new sd card, I simply used the terminal command from the Pi and downloaded the distribution to the 64gig card already installed.  

I happened to have a Noo-Elec SDR dongle and antenna sitting around and plugged it in, hooked up a power supply and connected the antenna.  Voila: in about 10 minutes and using existing parts, I'm tracking planes going over my house.  

In an 90 minutes, I've already captured 250 planes with a six inch antenna sitting on my window sill.  Crazy!

https://www.amazon.com/NooElec-NESDR-Mini-Compatible-Packages/dp/B009U7WZCA/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1522943659&sr=1-4&keywords=nooelec+sdr+dongle

In a total of about 10 days, I've gone from zero to running three dedicated Pi's.  Should I be worried?  Perhaps it's time to get outside and go ride my bike and enjoy the Spring weather.  Too much Pi(e) without some exercise is never a good thing.  

Cheers!
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Plex Pi 1.3 Running Great on my 3B+ - by TheWalkman - 03-29-2018, 04:01 PM
RE: Plex Pi 1.3 Running Great on my 3B+ - by voyager1972 - 03-29-2018, 04:33 PM
RE: Plex Pi 1.3 Running Great on my 3B+ - by Robbie Ferguson - 03-29-2018, 04:48 PM
RE: Plex Pi 1.3 Running Great on my 3B+ - by technograndad - 04-02-2018, 02:22 PM
RE: Plex Pi 1.3 Running Great on my 3B+ - by Robbie Ferguson - 04-02-2018, 03:47 PM
Technograndad - by technograndad - 04-02-2018, 04:58 PM
RE: Plex Pi 1.3 Running Great on my 3B+ - by Robbie Ferguson - 04-02-2018, 06:21 PM
RE: Plex Pi 1.3 Running Great on my 3B+ - by TheWalkman - 04-02-2018, 11:21 PM
RE: Plex Pi 1.3 Running Great on my 3B+ - by Robbie Ferguson - 04-03-2018, 08:53 AM
RE: Plex Pi 1.3 Running Great on my 3B+ - by TheWalkman - 04-05-2018, 12:04 PM
RE: Plex Pi 1.3 Running Great on my 3B+ - by Robbie Ferguson - 04-05-2018, 03:46 PM
 
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