A+ Coupe Pibow Base


#1

Hiya,

Just wondering what the base layer is like on the new A+ case - does it have any mounting holes?

Just thinking of projects with a small Pi and case so would be good to understand … if not I guess the alternate mounting option would to find some longer bolts to replace the case ones

Ricky


#2

We should really have some images of the base on our product page! I’ll contact the shop guys and ask them to sort that out :-) Will let you know when they’re up!


#3

The bottom layer of the A+ case has holes that align with the mounting holes in the Pi itself- and also with hats. So it’s possible to use risers and bolts ( if you can find any long enough ) to run through the Pi, the case and the HAT for a super-secure mounting.

You could also run bolts just through the bottom layer of the A+ Coupe, but I’d recommend using nylon ones to err on the side of caution. I think it needs 2.5mm bolts.

And, yes, you could also find longer bolts to replace the case ones- the extender bolts for a PiBow would probably be sufficient- http://shop.pimoroni.com/products/pibow-extender-bolt-pack


#4

Ah cool - that’s great thanks!

I’d missed the extender bolts - they probably would be just right for what I was thinking - still deciding whether I can justify another Pi though :)


#5

The obvious answer is; of course you can :D

Have to say, I’m loving the A+. I modded mine with a UART connection ( solder 4 pins underneath to 5v, GND, TX/RX ) so I can power it from my laptop and talk to it using a serial terminal.

It’s tricky to stomach hacking a brand new Pi ( and case, eek! ), but it’s well worth it!