Can anyone recommend ways to mount a Pi Zero W on the Nyboard v2 and also how to make the connections between these two boards? Pictures to illustrate would be very helpful too! Thanks in advance!
I'm using a Pi0, which is fine once the programming is in place. It only runs slow if you're trying to code on it at the same time, it simply isn't powerful enough. This is how I have mine mounted. https://www.petoi.com/forum/main/comment/5f346dfa21750f00185d3484
Yes, I recommend work on some faster computers then only run the program on Pi0.
In general, I feel it's very laggy when working on Pi0. It only has one core compared with 4 cores on larger Pis. Developing new codes on Pi0 requires not only skills but also patience. I would develop codes on faster Pis and only run them on Pi0.
I recommend you design a 3D printed supporter to better secure the connection.
Thanks for that additional insight. Also the 3D printing idea is a good one except, sadly, I don't have a 3D printer nor do I have access to one.
Agreed, not only does it have a single core, but it only has 512Mb of RAM, so trying to get it to do more than one computational task is almost impossible. Personally, I'm planning on forking your repo and then cloning back to the Pi0 as and when needed once I've added my customisations.
You can take a look at this video. It shows how the Pi is mounted on the NyBoard. However I don't recommend Pi Zero because it's too slow!
Thanks Rz! What did you use or what do you recommend for fastening the Pi Zero to the Nyboard? Can you share a close up picture of those details? (Right now, my Pi Zero is just attached to the NyBoard via the GPIO header so I need something more secure)
Also, when you say the Pi Zero is too slow, what sort of activity/calculations are you having the Pi do that you find the Zero cannot handle?
To support the Pi Zero W, I decided to use 2 sections cut from a wooden dowel, ca. 8 mm dia. (lengths were ca. 10.5 mm) plus 1 of the wooden hex nuts supplied in the Nybble kit (ca. 6.3 mm W x 6.6 mm H). Some of the type D screws were used to fasten these 3 wooden standoffs. The Pi Zero is therefore only attached to the NyBoard via the pins at the "1" end of the GPIO header and two screws through one of the wooden standoffs at the "40" end of the GPIO header. The remaining standoffs are just support legs which should suffice. Here is a picture:
Update: See here for a picture of how the Nyboard looks on Nybble using additional standoffs not shown here ("waiting patiently for me to add the Pi Zero")