Fan SHIM uses a friction-fit header, so it just slips onto your Pi’s pins and it’s ready to go, no soldering required! Note that, due to the height of the fan, if you want to use HATs or pHATs with Fan SHIM, then you’ll need to use a booster header.
The fan can be controlled in software, so you can do crafty things like toggle it on when the CPU reaches a certain temperature. Use the LED as a handy visual indicator to show fan status, CPU load/temperature, whatever! The tactile switch can also be programmed, so you can use it to toggle the fan on or off, or to switch between temperature-triggered or manual mode.
- 30mm 5V DC fan
- 4,200 RPM
- 0.05 m3/min air flow
- 18.6 dB acoustic noise (whisper-quiet)
- Friction-fit header
- No soldering required
- RGB LED (APA102)
- Tactile switch
- Basic assembly required
- Compatible with Raspberry Pi 4 (and 3 B+, 3 A+)
- Python library and daemon
- Fan SHIM PCB
- 30mm 5V DC fan with JST connector
- M2.5 nuts and bolts
Assembly is really easy, and will take less than two minutes.
- With the component side of the PCB facing upwards, push the two M2.5 bolts through the holes from below, then screw on the first pair of nuts to secure them and act as spacers.
- Push the fan’s mounting holes down onto the bolts, with the cable side of the fan downwards (as pictured) and the text on the fan upwards. Attach with another two nuts.
- Push the fan’s JST connector into the socket on Fan SHIM.
Our Python library lets you control the fan (on/off), RGB LED, and switch. There’s a handful of examples to show you how to use each feature, and a script to install a daemon (a service that runs in the background) that runs the fan in automatic mode, triggering it on or off when the CPU reaches a threshold temperature, with a manual override via the tactile switch.
- When mounting or detaching the fan, or assembled Fan SHIM, do not push on the fan itself, as it is liable to break.
- Not heatsink-compatible!
- Dimensions: 45x39x11mm