I am attempting to work out the placement of the Raspberry Pi3B+ over the Nyboard v0.2. I have the expansion connectors in place and connecting the Pi to the Nyboard and the mounting locking pin in place, but I see on the other side the the PI analogue 3.5mm AV connector and camera connector hit the Nyboard SW3 connector and does not allowing the PI to sit lower enough for the locking piece to go into place. (see photo)
Any advice on what is happening here or what I should do here?
Thanks. I put a piece of electrical tape on each board so there's a double-tape barrier where the pieces might touch. Thanks!
You risk a short out if they touch which could potentially damage one or both the boards. I got mine low enough so there was a half to one mm between them and was going to tape some hard plastic insulation between them. For the moment, I'm using a PI Zero, (for lower power), and do not have the issue.
Thanks - I bent the pins forward & the Pi seems to fit. I also suggested an edit to the Google Doc. Do I need to worry if components are touching? If so, what do you recommend I put between the Nyboard and the Pi? Thanks for raising this issue. I was really worried I'd done something wrong.
Thanks for the suggestions.
I ended up considering all options and finally used option B.
Using a fine pair of long nose pliers, I carefully straightened each pin. Then I measured how low I could go against the SW3 jumper, and pin by pin bent each pins slowly down, ensuring for each pin the bend commenced at the same height.
I saved about 5mm and now have about 1-2 mm gap. I did consider putting an insulated plastic strip between the Nybble_v0.2 and RP boards (just in case) but have not needed to do so.
I just realized that the manufacturer used a taller jumper pin...
It's relatively easy to fix. Look at the following cartoon. The blue bar is the side view of NyBoard. A is the current shape of the right-angle jumper pin. You could adjust it by:
B: Use a plier to bend it at a lower position
C: Use a soldering iron to melt and push the pin lower
D: Bend the pin to a lower angle.