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Re: PI Zero W - why no info on this site?

Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:46 am

bensimmo wrote:
I will depend on the case, so no they may not fit.
The PiBow Pi0W case will not fit the PiZero. That's a new case so there must be something fundamentally in the way.
But I cannot see it on the nice picture flip on here
http://raspi.tv/2017/pi-zero-w-wifi-on- ... s-new-case

The x-ray images out there but can't remember where I saw it.
The PiBow mold a layer around the power components which have changed layout.
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Re: PI Zero W info

Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:31 pm

I though it might me the 4R7 as that's all I could see alter.
Not having the case to see (yet), nice to see why.
I still need to chop a bit out my PiBow copies to fit my camera zero's though.

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Re: PI Zero W info

Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:23 pm

bensimmo wrote:I though it might me the 4R7 as that's all I could see alter.
Not having the case to see (yet), nice to see why.
I still need to chop a bit out my PiBow copies to fit my camera zero's though.
Pi0W top, Pi0 bottom
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Re: PI Zero W - why no info on this site?

Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:38 pm

bensimmo wrote: I will depend on the case, so no they may not fit.
The PiBow Pi0W case will not fit the PiZero. That's a new case so there must be something fundamentally in the way.
But I cannot see it on the nice picture flip on here
http://raspi.tv/2017/pi-zero-w-wifi-on- ... s-new-case

The x-ray images out there but can't remember where I saw it.
Pibow cases in general are some of the most problematic when it comes to board changes in the same nominal form factor because they have plastic layers that sit directly on the PCB in the gaps between components. So any movement of components causes problems for them.

I guess they couldn't find a cutting pattern that worked for both the original zero and the W and still gave enough rigidity.

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Re: PI Zero W - why no info on this site?

Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:26 pm

bensimmo wrote:
W. H. Heydt wrote:
linux_author wrote: Q: Is the form factor for zero cases the same? IOW, will a RPi Zero 1.3 case work with the the Zero W?
The new case fits both Pi0 and Pi0W.
I will depend on the case, so no they may not fit.
The PiBow Pi0W case will not fit the PiZero. That's a new case so there must be something fundamentally in the way.
But I cannot see it on the nice picture flip on here
http://raspi.tv/2017/pi-zero-w-wifi-on- ... s-new-case

The x-ray images out there but can't remember where I saw it.
The SoC/PoP RAM has been moved slightly to make room for the WiFi/BT circuitry. This is shown fairly clearly in one of the videos on today's (Thursday, 2 March) blog.

The "new case" that fits both is the one released by the RPF/RPT for about $6. (Rather frightening--but unavoidable at these price levels--the case is 60% of the cost of a Pi0W, and 120% of the Pi0.)

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Re: PI Zero W info

Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:06 pm

Quite clearly seen here ( raspi.tv )
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