SmartiPi Touch 2 setup


Raspberry Pi Firmware update

Important - In December 2019 the Raspberry Pi foundation released a firmware update which allows the Raspberry Pi 4 to run much cooler. After this update the fan is now not needed in most applications. A fan or cooling method is only needed if you see a thermometer icon displayed on the display. Please install this update after installing the display.

To install this update open the terminal and run the command

sudo apt update

Then run the command 
sudo apt full-upgrade

Then after finished restart using the command
sudo shutdown -r now

Power supply

Always use a UL or CE marked wall power supply with the included splitter cables. Use a wall power supply that can deliver enough current for your application. For best results, use a 5.1 volt power supply to avoid low voltage warning on the display. The official Raspberry Pi power supply is recommended. 

The splitter cables are only for use with the Raspberry Pi and Official Raspberry Pi display. 


Step 1

Route the long end of the white cable under the display board. Attach the long end to the camera as shown. Install the display board onto the display with the supplied gold m3 screws. The standoffs that came with the display can be used to attach HAT boards to the Raspberry Pi.  Attach the short white cable to the display board. Make sure the writing on the cable and blue tab is facing up like the photo.

Step 2

Mount the display into the case as shown and feed the camera and white cables as shown. 

Step 3

Screw in the display using the four silver countersink screws. 

Step 4

Attach camera and front panel with six black screws.

Step 5

Connect the cables as shown in the photo. If you connected them as shown in step one, the cable with the writing facing up should connect to the camera slot. 
The Raspberry Pi does not need nuts to hold it in place if using the back door. But if you are using  HAT board or don't want to use the back door then the standoffs that came with the display can be used to hold the Raspberry Pi in place.

Step 6

Assemble the fan onto the fan door. For best results the label should be facing toward the Raspberry Pi. 

Step 7

Connect the wire to the GPIO pins. We suggest starting with low speed as it is quieter. If you get the temperature icon in the display, you can always move up to the high speed.

Step 8

Assemble the housing onto the base. Important - Hold base on table while adjusting the display angle, then tighten the screws. 



HAT boards

HAT boards can be attached with the standoffs that came with the display. Use the m2.5 nuts that came with the SmartiPi Touch to fasten the HAT board down.

Back cover accessory

The back cover accessory (sold separately) attaches to the brass 75mm VESA mount inserts on the back.  It is plain open box that you need to customize yourself. 

Using HAT boards with the case

If using a HAT boards with the case, the fan door will not be able to be used as it occupies the same space as the HAT boards. If you are using the optional back cover try your HAT board board with the cover on and runs some tests to see if the temperature icon comes on.  If you feel you still need the fan, some options of using the fan with the back cover are below.

The fan can be mounted with a hole saw and then connected to a 3.3v power pin on the GPIO. If using a HAT board you may be able to solder to these pins on the top of the HAT board. Or use a longer header to expose the pins on top of the HAT board. Connecting to the 3.3v pin will be the quieter option and lower speed. 

Alternatively, the fan can be connected to the 5v and ground pins on the display. This will be the higher speed of the fan and also the louder option. 

Then the wires can be routed through a drilled hole in the case.To reduce noise some foam or rubber could be added between the fan and the cover.  

Standard door GPIO

If you are using the standard door, the knockout can be cut with a knife to access the GPIO


VESA mount

The four VESA mounts inserts on the back are 75mm apart. You can use them to attach to aftermarket VESA mount adapters.

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