While I was waiting for all the bits in my spoof Raspberry Pi video
to render, I had a look at another of my Christmas presents, the PiBow Zero case
or is it the PiBow Zero W case
It never occurred to me that the cases might be different for the Pi Zero vs the Pi Zero W. They look and feel identical!
But not quite. Here is the Pibow Zero W case trying to hold a standard v1.3 Pi Zero
It does not fit and that was after Googling the placement of each panel, the shim goes under
When you insert a Pi Zero W it fits nicely.
but there is a clear and confusing gap with the non Wifi, Pi Zero v1.3
The issue only becomes clear from the top.
Fitting neatly, Pi Zero W
There is the problem, one component is rotated at 90 degrees, right where the case contour goes, just by the power connector.
Looking at the two Pis it is easy to miss.
But the bottoms are clearly different, though that does not affect case fitting or not.
To be fair, the Pimoroni pages do make it clear which case fits which Pi and they are colour coded.
PiBow Zero W
Which would have been fine if I had been the one doing the shopping.