first of all: thanks to Pimeroni for this nice new kit! Despite some issues, I really enjoyed putting this thing together and can’t wait to finalize it later.
The manual was quite clear on what general screw type to use, but I’m puzzled about a selection of shorter screws + the 4x M2.5s without any notches that were left when I was done. I suppose these where intended to attach the display driver board to the acrylic piece? (that’s where I ended up putting them for now)
The build ended up a bit ‘crooked’ at the bottom and the back: Not really visible, but the front left rubber feet wasn’t touching the surface, which made the unit quite wobbly. Also, the backplate cutout for the screen control panel came in too high, colliding with the bottom of the panel and would bulge out because of this. I’m about to reassemble it soon, so I would be glad about any hints on how to prevent this. Current plan is to partially reassemble it while it sits on a hard surface.
After putting the screen together, I’ve noticed some very distracting backlight spill on the upper right corner. It got a bit worse when the backplate was on. Testing it without the acrylic, it still has that distracting light spill. Does this mean the shielding got bend during my build? Is there anything I can do about it and if no, do I have options to obtain a replacement?
Since I’m going with a Pi 3 in my build, I’m a bit concerned with cooling it while the Picade hat is installed. There is barely any space to fit the regular passive pi heatsinks, so I’m using a flat copper heatsink for now. Temps are ok, but I would prefer to overclock a little, any reccomendation where a fan would be most effective or if it’s worth considering to extend the distance between the pi and the picade hat?
Thanks for reading and any advice!