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Inas AzzamBy Inas Azzam
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Inas AzzamBy Inas Azzam
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$6,622
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
92
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, March 19 2016 6:53 PM UTC +00:00

About

The Razzamatazz  is a work of art where form and function live in perfect harmony. It is made of quality materials and designed without compromise to house your Raspberry Pi 2 and keep it cool under extreme performance.

We have done all the design work and have made working samples of the Razzmatazz case.  We are production ready.  We now need your support to be able to manufacture the MOQ required to make this a deliverable product.

Razzmatazz.io

Space Age Materials The Razzmatazz is machine cut with extreme precision from hardened blocks of industrial strength aluminum designed to stay solid long after the dawn of man.

Sample Production in Action View the following video to see a CNC machine in action.

Quality and Function The primary design focus of the Razzmatazz was pure quality with graceful form and outstanding functionality.  The case is curated from a single solid block of hardened aluminum. It's cut using high precision machines. It's not stamped out like most cases but is made to maximize the heatsink efficiency and its robustness. It's then treated and anodized in black to give it a resilient gorgeous finish. We hand check every piece to make sure it's flawless.

The Razzmatazz has a significant advantage when a used with an overclocked Raspberry Pi.   Running Pi overclocked increases the operating temperature of the CPU and the chipset and can have undesirable effects. High temperatures also reduce the device lifetime. However the Razzmatazz acts as a giant heat sink that can control the CPU temperature and safeguard the device from heat and fault outs.

We did controlled lab experiments on the Raspberry Pi with and without the Razzmatazz.  According to the results, the Razzmatazz encased Raspberry Pi's overall temperatures decreased significantly (in some cases by up to 30C)  allowing for a substantial increase in performance while maintaining a reasonable operating temperature.  For more details of the experiment and the full methodology and explanations please visit out site at www.razzmatazz.io

Comparison between the two different configurations of the board. The y-axis represents the temperature [°C] while the y-axis represents the time [min].
Comparison between the two different configurations of the board. The y-axis represents the temperature [°C] while the y-axis represents the time [min].

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Risks and challenges

We hope to have a very successful campaign. Our current capacity for production is 1000 units a month. Beyond that we would need to engage another factory and get started with re-tooling of the machines so that the production would not be delayed too much. However, it takes 60 days for the re-tooling of the machines and factory production time. Our existing manufacturer is aware of this possibility and is willing to work with us and other factories in the industry to cut that time down to 45 days should we exceed the volume.

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    Razzmatazz Case + Raspberry Pi 2 board + Razzmatazz SD card with multiple operating systems including the overclocked version of the OS.

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