Raspberry Pi tinkerers, makers and developers that enjoy building projects using the awesome mini PC might find this Raspberry Pi sensor connection card useful for their projects.
The sensor connection card has been designed by Doug Gilliland and been created to enable you to easily connect external 5V devices to your Raspberry Pi Model B.
Doug explains : “Like a lot of folks we got excited when the Raspberry Pi was first announced. We couldn’t wait to get our hands on our first board. When our chance came to get a Pi we also bought a prototyping board so we could connect up our own devices to the Pi. We anxiously awaited the arrival of our card.
It felt like our card would never arrive. While we were waiting, we dug deeper and found out that Raspberry is limited to 3.3V I/O and we realized that the GVS devices we already have for our Arduinos are 5V parts that would not work with our Raspberry Pi.
Sure we could adapt one of the 3.3V to 5V converters out there but that sounded like a lot of work. What we really wanted was a way to allow our 5V parts to connect to the Raspberry Pi without a lot of hand wiring but we couldn’t find a card out there that does the 3.3V to 5V voltage conversion that our 5V parts need.
So we designed a card to meet our needs, the Raspberry Pi-GVS Card.
We Kickstarted this card once before but it didn’t reach the funding goal. We think this is a great card and want to take another shot at offering the board to the Kickstarter community.”
The sensor connection card project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production.
So if you think sensor connection card is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help the sensor connection card become a reality via the link below.