merdle344
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Help With Connecting OLED to GPIO with additional components

Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:04 pm

Hi,

I am wondering if anyone can help me out? I would like to know if it is possible to stack an "Adafruit PiOLED - 128x32 Monochrome OLED Add-on" on a "Pimoroni LiPo SHIM" with an "RPI0" as a base? Or do I need to use a perf board for them to function together properly? The links for each product are below. Thank you in advance for your help. I am new with all of this, so any information will be great!!

Products Purchased:
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3708 - Raspberry Pi Zero WH

https://www.adafruit.com/product/3196 - Pimoroni LiPo SHIM

https://www.adafruit.com/product/3527 - Adafruit PiOLED - 128x32 Monochrome OLED Add-on

[*]Possible perf/breadboard option:
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3203

LiPo SHIM pinout:
https://pinout.xyz/pinout/zero_lipo

PiOLED pinout:
https://pinout.xyz/pinout/pioled

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Re: Help With Connecting OLED to GPIO with additional components

Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:40 pm

Hi.

Looking at the provided info connecting both devices to your pi should be OK as they use different gpio pins, power and ground pins will be shared.

The physical problem of actually mounting them both could be solved by using one of these Stacking Header for Raspberry Pi - 2x13 Extra Tall
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1112

mount the LiPo SHIM on first soldering it to the pins then mount the PiOLED on top leaving room between them, assuming you have a header installed on your pi.
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merdle344
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Re: Help With Connecting OLED to GPIO with additional components

Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:54 pm

Thank you for your help. I was thinking space was going to be an issue but I wasn't sure and I was just going to wait until the products were shipped.

Should I use the header first then solder on the lipo and then the PiOLED? Correct?

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Re: Help With Connecting OLED to GPIO with additional components

Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:00 pm

merdle344 wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:54 pm
Thank you for your help. I was thinking space was going to be an issue but I wasn't sure and I was just going to wait until the products were shipped.

Should I use the header first then solder on the lipo and then the PiOLED? Correct?
That was my thinking I would check the spacing and the fit before soldering anything.

You may find that if the PCB's are a tight fit on the header you may be able to test them without soldering
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