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One Tough Pi: Turn the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 into a mini-PC with dual Gigabit Ethernet

The Raspberry Pi CM4 becomes a mini-PC with the One Tough Pi. (Image source: OnLogic)
The Raspberry Pi CM4 becomes a mini-PC with the One Tough Pi. (Image source: OnLogic)
OnLogic has announced the One Tough Pi, an industrial case that transforms the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 into a mini-PC. The One Tough Pi runs silently and brings dual Gigabit Ethernet to the single-board computer.

The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 (CM4) is one of the most powerful Raspberry Pi variants that the Raspberry Pi Foundation sells. However, Compute Modules are not as simple to use as other Raspberry Pi models and require a carrier board in most cases.

With the One Tough Pi, OnLogic is now launching a case for the CM4 that converts it to a mini-PC. According to OnLogic, the 129 x 102.5 x 38 mm case runs without a fan, making it ideal for those who like silent builds. Correspondingly, the One Tough Pi keeps the CM4 cool by radiating heat through its aluminium case.

The case also has enough space to add an M.2 2280 SSD, albeit only a slower SATA one. Additionally, OnLogic has included three USB ports and dual Gigabit Ethernet. Two of these USB ports operate on the slow USB 2.0 standard, but the other runs at USB 3.2. Meanwhile, micro HDMI handles image output, but the lack of GPIO pins seems like a missed opportunity.

OnLogic is yet to announce how much its case will cost, nor when it will be available. CNX Software expects the case to arrive this year, though.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-03-20 (Update: 2021-09-28)