That would certainly provide clearance for the RTC by mounting the fan sideways.
I guess the only question would be whether the displaced fan would give adequate cooling to the main chip.
This would be a minimally invasive way of getting what I would need, thank you for suggesting this.
I spent a couple hours searching online for a Pi case that was tall and included a fan and came up fairly empty, with only a couple plausible solutions.
It would seem that I would not be the only one looking for a little more clearance in a Pi case.
Another possible solution would be finding a RTC that didn't mount directly on top of the pins.
No worries. I was hoping that there might be clearance in the necessary area, but at least I know now.
I am not super rushed for finding an answer. This is kind of a side project at the moment, but I will want to have the Pi fan fully enclosed just for the sake of how my telescope cover would possibly catch on the fan, as it occasionally does with cables.
I have considered the use of spacers to clear the RTC chip by moving up the fan, but I haven't seen how it would work with the cases that I have. It would be nice if a case existed however with adequate clearance.
Frederick: Unless I am doing something wrong, I am running into the same issue with the iUNiKER case as I did with the Mluzei case.
Evidently there is a different way of installing the RTC chip or your RTC is lower profile. I will insert a photo of the way this is fitting; perhaps this will reveal why this isn't working properly.
Fred; I'm going to give this a try.
Thank you and I will see whether adjustments are necessary when my case arrives.
Crossing my fingers.
Rafa; that looks like a very interesting case that already has a lot of helpful internal and external components. It is something like this that might compete with the ASIAIR. I will certainly keep this in mind.
The Pi case that you use looks great, but it doesn't look to have more clearance than what I have. Based on your positive experience in fitting a RTC and fan however I would say it would be worth while for me trying this out. My RTC just doesn't fit between the fan with my case.
I have a 8gig raspberry pi that I ultimately want to run with a fan and also include a RTC chip.
I purchased a Mluzei case that includes a fan. Miuzei Raspberry Pi Case
Due to the fact that using StellarMate with my travel router results in a time mismatch I purchased a RTC chip that I made sure would not borrow connector plug in slots. I picked up a set of DS3231 RTC chips. DS3231 RTC
What I didn’t count on was that there was a clearance issue between the RTC and the fan inside the case.
I haven’t completely given up on this combination working but the way the modular Miuzei case is put together requires the last layer to hold in the raspberry pi board, which would make adding a makeshift spacer layer a little iffy.
By any chance would there be a recommended pi case that might alleviate the spacing issue? Would there be any other better solution?
I will check into this when I access StellarMate the next time.
Alacant: A memory leak certainly could describe the issue. I don't know anything about generating a log. If this is just a terminal script perhaps I could do this, knowing what needs to be entered. At least this might describe the issue.
I have been using the StellarMate OS desktop via VNC because the StellarMate app crashes even worse. Perhaps the same issue plagues both the SM desktop and app.