So, after I got my Google box to talk nicely to both Google and the Scrollphat I thought that I’d put it all together.
All the bits:
- A Raspberry Pi 3 (not the new one).
- A Google AIY kit from the good ship Pimoroni.
- A FullpHAT from RasPiO.
- A lovely box from ModMyPi.
- A proper GPIO extender cable from Cyntech.
- ScrollpHAT - Found in a box and no longer stocked by Pimoroni.
- Headers and standoffs again found in a box.
The full pHAT board and headers.
I soldered a female header in the middle, that way the GPIO cable can fit relatively flush.
I know I could have put the female end of the GPIO cable to a male header but my Scrollphat had already been soldered with male headers.
Extending the headers.
As I was a few millimeters of space short between the boards I had to extend the headers and standoffs.
Again as I only had a header with extra long pins I had to pad the top of each standoff with a bolt to meet the bottom of the AIY board.
Boards in place.
If you look closely you can see the gap between the top of the standoffs and the bottom of the top board.
I could have trimmed all of the header pins by a bit, but didn’t want the hassle.
Making sure that both the AIY and Scrollphat processes were working before putting it all in the box.
Will it all fit?
Not a lot of room in there especially as the LED button has to be squeezed in as well.
Longer cable needed.
So the Hat isn’t sitting quite where I want it.
Time to disassemble and fit a longer GPIO cable.
It was all a bit of a squeeze and of course I managed to ding one of the acrylic clips.
And here is the finished article running the test-all.py script.
At the moment I’m running a very simple clock script.
scrollphat.write_string(time.strftime("%A %B %d %H:%M "))
Any suggestions as to other stuff greatly received.