With the launch of the new quad-core Raspberry Pi 2 mini PC yesterday that is equipped with a 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU supported by 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM, all for the bargain price of just $35, more and more makers and developers are sure to use the extra power for new projects.
If you are one of those makers or developers that enjoy prototyping projects using the Pi single board mini PC, you might be interested in a new prototyping board that has been specifically designed for the Raspberry Pi in the form of the ProtoPLC.
The ProtoPLC for Raspberry Pi has been designed to provide Pi users with the ultimate add-on board for prototyping industrial solutions say its creators. Watch the video below to learn more about this unique prototyping board that has been created by MobileApp Systems.
“At MobileApp Systems, we manufacture and sell the Proto Armour brand of protective enclosures for the very popular Raspberry Pi single board computer. In just two years we’ve sold thousands of these rugged enclosures to customers all over the world. Based on customer feedback and product reviews, we are pleased to say that Proto Armour is living up to our high expectations!
With a Raspberry Pi wrapped in Proto Armour in-hand, you’ve been empowered to create the next big thing – industrial vision systems, theatrical stage controls, digital signage, equipment health monitors, and much more. Up until this point we’ve left the creative work to you when it comes to the application side of things. On occasion we’ve been asked to modify our cases to accommodate a special connector, or even a custom add-on board.
The board connects to the Raspberry Pi Model B 26-pin header, and includes several spring terminals for simple connection to external devices. The Raspberry Pi 2 and Model B+ now use a 40-pin header and permit the use of a larger circuit board, so we are transitioning the design to this larger format. The prototype add-on board has everything: wide-range input switching power supply, robust digital I/Os, analog I/O, relay, LEDs, realtime clock, battery backup, and ARM Cortex-M4 MCU for real-time operation independent of the RPi. The prototype board serves as our reference for functionality, manufacturability, and costing.”
For more information on the new ProtoPLC for Raspberry Pi jump over to the Kickstarter website for details via the link below.
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