It was just a bloody suggestion to incite talk of ways it could be improved.
I know it is the way it is now, flippity flips sake.
How could you improve it from what we get now, on the 3B(+)
Education is thinking of way to improve it, not just working around it.
RPF/T are constantly looking to improve the product as far as I know.
Sticking the 5V out the way, over near the PoE pins not only makes PoE HATs simpler, smaller and leaving the gpio alone but they could then have a small cover placed over just the PoE/5V pins.
USB is over there and that's 5V, so there are lines.
I appreciate that then leaves few hats that use 5V useless.
Ah but room for a new model to make a bit more money
As a side, if these go pop in a school, they tend not to get replaced, they don't have the money.
We've not managed to replace our aging B's, they don't get used now.
They use the PCs.
When our project A+ went, it has not been replaced. Just the two left to use now.
But in the bin they go.
Back to the PCs to do the programming and other lessons.
Stuff happens when large amounts of young children are involved, if you cover the gpio up, then they cannot use them.
So why not think of a cheap protection system for the most dangerous to the Pi connections.
P.S. I have no idea how many go pop, I doubt anyone does and it may well be a bit more fragile on the 3B+ than previous setups as this topic was trying to say.