Unicorn Hat -> Magic Smoke -< Oh NOES!


#1

Have a brand new R.Pi + Unicorn hat.

If I connect the Pi to power with the Unicorn hat “atop”… the green light comes on, and then not much else except foul smells, and eventually (as in a ew secods), magic smoke starts to fume. Eeek.

What the heck? Everything looks fine on the hat, although I haven’t got another to compare it to!

Here are the specs o my Pi, which should be compatble, according to the product page. Please help!

pi@raspberrypi ~ $  cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor	: 0
model name	: ARMv6-compatible processor rev 7 (v6l)
BogoMIPS	: 2.00
Features	: half thumb fastmult vfp edsp java tls
CPU implementer	: 0x41
CPU architecture: 7
CPU variant	: 0x0
CPU part	: 0xb76
CPU revision	: 7

Hardware	: BCM2708
Revision	: 0010
Serial		: 00000000b8b3811b

#2

Oh noes indeed! Get in touch with us at support@pimoroni.com and we’ll sort you out with a replacement!

Alternatively, if you inhale enough of the smoke you may see coloured lights… ( no, really, don’t do that, ever! Magic isn’t meant for people. )