Raspberry Pi Board Suggestions

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Raspberry Pi Board Suggestions

Post by angusgr » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:11 pm

Hi everyone,

We have a few Raspberry Pi boards in the pipeline that I'll be pretty excited to see announced over the next few weeks.

However, we're still curious... what Pi expansions would you like to see? What would scratch your project's itch?

- Angus

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Re: Raspberry Pi Board Suggestions

Post by MrHobbyelectronics » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:01 am

Hi guys,
I would love to see a 3-axis accelerometer module for the Pi, similar to the one that you supply for Arduino.

Nick.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Board Suggestions

Post by murray78 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:27 am

How about adding the RTC module to the breakout board, the DS3232 is compatible with the raspberry pi.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Board Suggestions

Post by he1957 » Sat May 23, 2015 12:40 am

HI Folks,

What would be nice is a version of the "PiBreak Plus Raspberry Pi Prototyping Board" which includes a DC input power socket (and screw terminals) pre-fitted with a wide range DC switching regulator over the input range of about ~5.0 to 15 VDC that provides the 3.3 and 5.0 VDC rails to the Pi board and the input voltage as a pass-through.

Optionally:

1. Space or pads for a couple of DIP chips with pin breakouts
2. Pads for DIP chip or other interconnects ie: a few sets of two pads connected to allow junctions (refer Jaycar HP9556 for ideas).
3. D/A and/or A/D chip mount with breakouts
4. Double length pin header(s) to allow stacking
5. RS232 connection/level converter connecting to the serial I/O ports to allow easy RS232 comms
6. Other ideas welcome

Kinda like a stripped down version of PiLeven with more proto-space.


Cheers,

Harry E.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Board Suggestions

Post by angusgr » Sun May 24, 2015 11:01 pm

Hi Harry,

Thanks for the suggestion. Some good ideas there!


Angus

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Re: Raspberry Pi Board Suggestions

Post by ChrisL » Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:50 pm

Any chance you might consider a Raspbery Pi PoE (802.3af) expansion board?

I'm considering building something based around your Arduino ethernet regulator:

http://www.freetronics.com.au/collectio ... tor-8023af

Shame it puts out 7.5v, otherwise it might be perfect! ;)

Thanks,
Chris.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Board Suggestions

Post by angusgr » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:43 pm

Hi Chris,

We've discussed the idea a little internally, but we don't have any current plans sorry. Thanks for bringing it up though!

Angus

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Re: Raspberry Pi Board Suggestions

Post by willieaames » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:08 am

I've used the GPIO expander before, pretty useful on projects that use a lot of pins. You could get the cable, hack it up, and make your own custom arduino expander.

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