So first thing was first getting the unit to stand up so I could work on both sides of the unit originally I had it upright like this but it was not the ideal solution so I had to lay it on its side. but due to the pressure from the weight of the PiMassive the headphone jack decided to come off so had to reset that not a big deal but was happy that was the only part that did come off.
As you can see there beside the pi on the left is my gigabyte brix unit looks so tiny beside the PiMassive. I will do more comparisons in the final wrap up of the project for everyone. Also make sure you watch the build video on it and my journey along in it.
So having the ability to finally walk around it and be able to work on it you can see there the through holes for each of the GPIO pins which lead up to the screws on top so since the board will be flush against the wall with only a 1.75 inch gap I had to be smart about my placement. I still need to fill the solder joint holes so didn't want to get in the way of that. Adding the GPIO breakout board to it was probably a smart decision on my part since I still needed to load up Rasbian on the board the top part of the shell really didn't fit right with the connector so it got left out.
I didn't have any small enough drill bits to put holes into the screws so I notched them and then soldered the wires to the screws seems to be working alright. I recycled some old telephone wire to get some good lengths to wire it up. I still have a bunch of the pins to go but
I added some really nice Velcro strips to the back o it I used cheap ones in another project and it kept on falling off so live and learn get the 3M strips.
The power pack v1.2 lithium battery expansion board was just what I needed to make everything come together as I really didn't want to have a usb cable hanging down and the 3800mah battery would be just the power I needed. Mind you I do have room for more future battery installments so that is certainly an option.
Thought I had a shot with the led's on will have to grab a picture of that and post it as well.
Making sure I could power it on with ease was my main concern as well so having it placed on the side was the best location. I will mount a charge cable later to it as well so when not in use it will be hidden
The LED strips just got wrapped around the top of the
So onto the completion of the PiMassive in my next post.