My Raspberry Pi zero w reboots when pressure is applied to the PiHat


#1

Hey, I ordered and received the raspberry pi zero w kit and the no soldering GPIO pin kit. Just today I decided to try everything out. I hammered in the GPIO pins with the kit and plugged in the pi. I downloaded everything onto it in the “getting started with Blinkt!” tutorial. Then, when I used the python scripts given, none of the lights turned on. I looked at the pi and applied a small bit of pressure to see if the Blinkt! was held securely in place by the pi, which immediately rebooted my pi. I tried doing that again when it was back on and it rebooted my pi again. I shut it down and haven’t tried anything since. What would be the problem here?


#2

Make sure the Blinkt is covering all 40 pins of the pi’s header


#3

Also make sure the rounded corners on Blinkt! face outwards, matching the corners of the Pi Zero W itself.

(Oh and make sure you’re not resting a naked Pi Zero on anything metallic or conductive!)