Black Hat Hack3r does not work


#1

Hello!!

I got a Black Hat Hack3r to use for my project and it looks amazing

Though I am having big problems with it:

when the Hack3r is attached the Raspberry pi doesn’t turn on at all, which as you understand is kind of a big deal.
To connect the Hack3r and the Raspberry pi I am using the same configuration as the one shown in this page https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/black-hat-hacker.

I don’t really know where to go from here and any help would be highly appreciated.

all the best,
Luisa

PS:
I want to use the Hack3r to work with a Raspberry pi B 1.0 and to attach to


#2

all I can think of is check your soldering and redo any that look dodgy.

good luck

Will


#3

You are almost certainly shorting something. Are you sure you are running the ribbon cable over the Pi and not the opposite way?

Please post a picture of your setup. Checking your soldering is also good advice, if you got any bridge you’ll get into trouble.

Last, although probably not that relevant, I’m not 100% clear what Pi you are trying to connect. Please run:

curl -sS get.pimoroni.com/cpuinfo | bash

(and post the result here)


#4

First of all: thank you all so much for answering me!

I tried to run the code RogueM suggested, this is the result:
//
Hardware Revision : a01041Revision match: Pi 2 Model B Rev 1.1Linux raspberrypi 4.4.13-v7+ #894 SMP Mon Jun 13 13:13:27 BST 2016 armv7l GNU/Linux

///
Here you can see pictures of the setup and of the soldering, maybe you can see something I can’t.

thank you very much! :)


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#7

I can’t see anything wrong with your setup. However you will not be able to use the black hat hacker with the hats/phats you said as they share some pins.(pin25 & 24) however if they are not connected I an sure why the pi won’t boot.
Finally check your using an up to date operating system although that shouldn’t matter as the pi shouldn’t take notice of it at boot


#8

thank you for answering :)

The pi is up to date. It is just so weird that it does not turn on at all when the Hack3r is attached…


#9

I can see some copper exposed in a few places… one in particular sits inbetween 2 traces and could very well be shorting the 5v with the 3v3 rail.

Personally I would be very careful using this Black HAT, you will likely damage your Pi if you try your luck too many times hoping to get it to work.


#10

hey, thank you for your answer.
though I am not sure I understand what you mean…
do you mean the soldering?

could you be more specific please?
thanks


#11

No, I’m talking about the plane: pin 1, carrying 5v and pin 2, carrying 3.3v run side by side. On close-up, there is what seems to be exposed copper between the pin headers further away from the Pi.


#12

Thank you for your help!