The Adafruit online store has received a new arrival this week in the form of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module I/O Board V3, which is now available to purchase priced at $114.95.
Don’t forget you will also need to purchase the Raspberry Pi compute module which is available to purchase priced at $29.95 and is equipped with the BCM2837 processor and 1GB RAM from the Raspberry Pi 3 mini PC, although the courts have been removed.
The Compute Module IO Board V3 is a development kit for those who wish to make use of the Raspberry Pi in a more flexible form factor, intended for industrial applications. The IO Board V3 is made for developing with CM3, CM3L, and CM1. (This kit replaced the original Compute Module IO Board in January 2017).
The accompanying IO Board is a simple, open-source breakout board that you can plug a Compute Module into. The board hosts 120 GPIO pins, an HDMI port, a USB port, two camera ports, and two display ports. Designing the Module into a custom system should be relatively straightforward as the Raspberry Pi Foundation has put all the tricky bits onto the Module itself, and you have the freedom to add extra components and place parts exactly where your product needs them.
For more details on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module I/O Board V3 jump over to the official Adafruit website via the link below. If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens. Or if you are interested in building Arduino projects these may provide inspiration for your next project.
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