Scroll pHAT / Pibow Zero


#1

I soldered up my new Pi Zero and Scroll pHAT. It was pretty simple to get going after installing smbus psutils from apt on a fresh card with the latest Jessie. The Pibow Zero is lovely, and I really like that theres a slot for GPIO in the base layer as well as the top - lots of options! Its a shame the SD Card isn’t accessible but its obvious why it has to be when looking at the layer and the shape of the board.


#2

Nice work! We’ll have a diffuser for Scroll pHAT soon as well :-)


#3

Now that would be really cool, though the holes in my pHAT don’t quite line up with the screws so maybe I didn’t solder it exactly straight. It might make it tricky to get the diffuser layer on though. It’s not a problem on the full size pibows as you don’t run through the standard pi mounting holes.

Just a note, it isn’t actually obvious anywhere on the project page what colour the LEDs are. I was (pleasantly) surprised when they were white :)


#4

The diffuser looks cool!

https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/pi-zero-project-kit-w-scroll-phat

will it be available solo too? I’d love to get one


#5

When we have time to breathe and update the shop, almost certainly! I suspect there will be a Pibow Zero modification layer page much like the one there currently is for the full-sized Pibow.


#6

How is one supposed to use the diffuser? There’s only 2 holes in it, and the screws and not long enough anyway… What am I missing?


#7

I believe you are supposed to use it with a right-angle header, so you only need the screws to go through the diffuser and scroll phat.


#8

The diffuser mounts directly onto the Scroll pHAT PCB (not through to the Zero). We include a couple of extra nuts to act as standoffs to hold the diffuser away from the LEDs for a nicer effect.

Hope that’s clear and learning portal article coming soon!


#9

Any update on when a standalone diffuser might be available?

Thanks.