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dckornbluh
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Case for RPi 3A+ and Sense HAT?

Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:40 pm

I've got an RPi 3A+ and I need a case for it that accommodates the Sense HAT. Recommendations?

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Re: Case for RPi 3A+ and Sense HAT?

Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:25 pm

Nobody has a recommendation for a 3A+ case? Really?

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Case for RPi 3A+ and Sense HAT?

Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:42 pm


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Re: Case for RPi 3A+ and Sense HAT?

Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:15 am

Give case makers chance to make them,
it's only been out a fortnight now.

You could use the Pibow case from Pimoroni, wait for the official case.
But it depends what you want out of a case.

Do you want the hat open, or covered.
Do you want clear or diffuse cover..
Do it need flashing lights and rainbow colours ;-)

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Re: Case for RPi 3A+ and Sense HAT?

Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:47 pm

Do it need flashing lights and rainbow colours
I like those things, but I can get by without :)

Ok, I wasn't sure if the 3A+ was compatible with a previous A+ layout, in which case a case would already exist.

The one that JamesPi123 recommended is out of stock so I guess she'll be a chilly pi for a bit.

Thanks!

Andyroo

Re: Case for RPi 3A+ and Sense HAT?

Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:11 pm

I think you have hit the nail on the head here - most cases are for the various Pi boards only - sometimes with a cut out for the GPIO but thats it.

I helped kickstart SB Components PiShell and dropped them an email suggesting they make extra tops / middles etc for different screens...

Not all family members like breadboards and bare wires for some reason :lol:

Its seems to be OK if you want the official large screen but items such as InkyPhat, TFT, LCD screens etc are no go. I know there are many different sizes and cases but better support would be appreciated.

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Re: Case for RPi 3A+ and Sense HAT?

Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:54 pm

dckornbluh wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:47 pm
The one that JamesPi123 recommended is out of stock so I guess she'll be a chilly pi for a bit.
FYI, only the "Smoke Gray" version is out of stock, the clear and other colors are in stock.

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Re: Case for RPi 3A+ and Sense HAT?

Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:16 pm

I don't have an 3A+

But looking at it, if the case has room for the WiFi module it should be fine.
Though from the B+ to the 2B/3B there was a fractional movement of the main SOC that probably wouldn't be a problem normally. The 3B+ may have that very slight change.

This is the pibow
https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/pibow-3-a-plus-coupe
You can stack teh HAT outside, though you could probably spacer it up and find a frosted/diffuse top layer to cover the LEDs, though you'll want the sensors and joystick free.

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