jonesypeter
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Sense HAT

Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:34 pm

Hello,

I purchased a Sense HAT from CPC Farnell in the UK and it works fine, but I have noticed that the 'Assembling the Sense HAT' page on the Raspberry Pi Foundation website mentions the following should be included:

1 x GPIO pin extension header
4 x Hexagon stand-offs (female-to-female)
8 x M2.5 screws

https://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/as ... ssemble.md

Mine did not come with these parts. Should I contact CPC Farnell or has the specification changed?

Thanks

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Re: Sense HAT

Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:55 pm

The spacers only come with the kit from the Raspberry Pi Swag Store. Not in the farnell kit
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Re: Sense HAT

Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:02 pm

Hi,

That is a bit of a pain. Is this mentioned anywhere and can you buy the extra bits separately?

Cheers

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Re: Sense HAT

Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:04 pm

It was mentioned on the blog post that announced the release of the Sense Hat. The parts aren't anything special so should be widely available.
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Re: Sense HAT

Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:08 pm

Hi,

What a pity there is no mention of it on the product information page where you are encouraged to use one of the distributors and are disadvantaged as a result.

Anyone know of a good lawyer!

https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/sense-hat/

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Re: Sense HAT

Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:16 pm

http://www.element14.com/community/docs ... irect=true

*To mount the Sense HAT securely it is advisable to use a set of standoffs and mounting screws.

Says nothing about the kit coming with them.
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Re: Sense HAT

Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:18 pm

The Sense HAT comes in a silver anti-static bag, along with the following fixtures and fittings:

1 x GPIO pin extension header
4 x Hexagon stand-offs (female-to-female)
8 x M2.5 screws
Check that these are all present before proceeding.


Says nothing about 'please ignore if you buy from Farnell or RS'

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Re: Sense HAT

Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:31 pm

Those are the instructions not a list of what each individual supplier chooses to provide.
You don't need the parts they are just useful.
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Re: Sense HAT

Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:34 pm

I think we need to agree to disagree. They need to make it clear and change the instructions.

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panik
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Re: Sense HAT

Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:36 am

Mine came from the Swag store, but without a GPIO extension header. That would have been nice. Not strictly necessary. Just nice. And I don't need 12 screws. 8 will be fine.

I can't imagine being a happy camper without stand-offs though. Nobody likes their board flapping about. You really need *at least* 2 stand-offs and 4 screws. On every HAT.
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Re: Sense HAT

Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:06 pm

@jonesypeter You have a PM. Give me your address and I'll send you a bag of stand-offs.

(That's not creepy. You can trust me. I'm some guy on the internet.)
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