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Fan overlay working with Pimoroni fan shim

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:58 am
by PeterO
I now have a Pimoroni fan shim fitted which uses pin 18 , so I added

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 dtoverlay=gpio-fan,gpiopin=18,temp=65000
and it just works :-)
Now I'm sitting here wasting time watching it start and stop 8-) :lol:
PeterO

Re: Fan overlay working with Pimoroni fan shim

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:18 am
by Andyroo
PeterO wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:58 am
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Now I'm sitting here wasting time watching it start and stop 8-) :lol:
PeterO
I was going to ask if you where having a bad day but then I thought this would be more entertaining than the tripe on TV most days. Neat solution and bookmarked - thanks for the solution.

Re: Fan overlay working with Pimoroni fan shim

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:19 am
by DougieLawson
Does Pimoroni document that on their website? If not you may want to tweet this to them.

Re: Fan overlay working with Pimoroni fan shim

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:38 am
by PeterO
DougieLawson wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:19 am
Does Pimoroni document that on their website? If not you may want to tweet this to them.
Already done so Dougie...
PeterO

Re: Fan overlay working with Pimoroni fan shim

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:22 pm
by clicky
PeterO wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:58 am
I now have a Pimoroni fan shim fitted which uses pin 18 , so I added

Code: Select all

 dtoverlay=gpio-fan,gpiopin=18,temp=65000
and it just works :-)
Now I'm sitting here wasting time watching it start and stop 8-) :lol:
PeterO
I've got a complaint to file: why didn't you post it sooner! LOL
Thanks - I'll do it asap, too! :D

Re: Fan overlay working with Pimoroni fan shim

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:39 am
by itsmedoofer
First class, I'll give that a go tonight !! The python tools currently used look nice with the bright lights but there are a lot of dependencies and I'm sitting here with top running looking at it using 2%CPU :)