PiBow & Sense Hat


#1

I’m just wondering if anyone could help me I’m new to adding accessories to the Raspberry Pi

I’ve currently got a Raspberry Pi 3 and looking to buy a Sense Hat with a Pibow 3 coupe, but I’ve got a few questions.

Does the Sense Hat come with standoffs or will i need to purchase them, if so which ones?

From what I’ve seen the Sense Hat sits on top of the Pibow 3 Coupe, so with this in mind do i need a GPIO header, I’ve read were some people have suggested it, but i’m not 100% sure, as i won’t be adding anything else to the GPIO, and again i’m not sure on which GPIO headers to get.

Many thanks for your help!


#2

Very few HATs come with standoffs, they’re not usually required but can be a nice-to-have if you’re using it without a Coupe case. We sell the right-sized standoffs here: https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/brass-m2-5-standoffs-for-pi-hats-black-plated-pack-of-2

The Sense HAT should plug in fine to a Pi with a Coupe case, there’s no need for any extended GPIO.

Standoffs are unnecessary with the Coupe case,in fact they wont fit anyway!


#3

That’s brilliant thank you very much for the response


#4

Hello Pimoroni Crew!

The sense HAT does plug in fine when used with a PiBow coupe case, but the mini-joystick on the HAT is in a corner of the board which could really do with extra mechanical support.

Do you think you could come up with something? Maybe a nylon spacer to sit between the board and the case, along with some pins.

What do you think? I reckon there’d be a few takers.

Cheers,
Marc


#5

We quite often use adhesive rubber feet for this purpose, do you think that might work?

I also tried some small double-sided nylon keyhole clips that popped into the top of the PiBow and into the mounting holes of a HAT, but I couldn’t find ones that were quite the right length.


#6

Adhesive rubber feet could well work. Simple and effective!
The nylon keyhole clips sound interesting as well.

I did wonder about using short nylon PCB standoffs and nylon screws, but I was hoping you might have a ready-made solution.

Anyhow - Thanks for the ideas! :)