The PaPiRus HAT is a great way to permanently display text and graphics with its ePaper technology. You can also easily change it’s display or add navigation using its on-board buttons.

This is a guide to show you how to assemble the Raspberry Pi and the PaPiRus HAT inside the new an improved case.

What you need

You will need the following parts:

How to assemble

Step 1 – If you haven’t done so already check out this guide here on how to assemble the boards together. If you are using the buttons with the HAT then you will also need to solder them to the HAT. You should have something that looks like the following image:

Step 2 – Flip the case over and separate the top half from the bottom half. You may need to flex the case slightly on the two clear plastic sides.

Step 3 – At this point if you are using any other Raspberry Pi that is not a 4B then you will need to remove the plastic cut out where the HDMI port is on the case. You should be able to simply push it out with a pointed object.

Step 4 – Now insert the Raspberry Pi and the PaPiRus HAT into the bottom half of the case. Make sure that the edge of the Raspberry Pi is slotting into the grooves at either end.

Step 5 – Before we add the top half of the case you will need to insert the plastic buttons that will make contact with the switches on the HAT.

Step 6 – In an upside down fashion slot in the other half of the case with the Raspberry Pi and PaPiRus HAT in.

Step 7 – Check to ensure the buttons can make contact with the HAT and that the screen is align with the slot. It should look something like in the below image.

Step 8 – Last step is to insert the black rubber feet that came with the case. You can push these in with the help of a blunt pointed object such as a pen or small screwdriver.

First published at 6:56pm on October 6, 2020
Last updated at 6:56pm on October 6, 2020