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09 Apr 2018:
blueprint preview for raspberry 3 model b
Spent even more time cleaning my Pi model. Naming, tweaking and replacing bits the replacing all the lamps with emitters.

Then played with building the Blueprint requirements with Freestyle and compositing in GIMP

blueprints for raspberry pi 3 model b rendered in blender
03 Apr 2018:
bow to the pibow zero w colour coded failure
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

pibow zero W case failing to house a Pi 1.3

It does not fit and that was after Googling the placement of each panel, the shim goes under the Pi.

When you insert a Pi Zero W it fits nicely.
pibow zero W case side fitting

but there is a clear and confusing gap with the non Wifi, Pi Zero v1.3
pibow zero W case side not fitting a pi v1.3

The issue only becomes clear from the top.

Fitting neatly, Pi Zero W
pibow zero W case top fitting a 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.
pibow zero W case to not fitting a pi zero v1.3

Looking at the two Pis it is easy to miss.
pi zero v1.3 next to a pi zero W, top view with arrows

But the bottoms are clearly different, though that does not affect case fitting or not.
pi zero v1.3 next to a pi zero W, bottom view

To be fair, the Pimoroni pages do make it clear which case fits which Pi and they are colour coded.
PiBow Zero
PiBow Zero W

Which would have been fine if I had been the one doing the shopping.
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