Developers, makers and hobbyists that enjoy building projects using the Raspberry Pi mini PC may be interested in a new I/O Raspberry Pi hat that has been created by Doug Gilliland.
The Ultimate I/O Raspberry Pi hat as it has been called by Doug provides support for Raspberry Pi A+, B+ and Pi 2 computers and has been designed to offer connections to more I/O channels and additional power options.
The Ultimate I/O Raspberry Pi hat project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise just $500 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production. Its creator Doug explains a little more about his creation :
“You asked and we listened. We have kickstarted several Raspberry Pi I/O Cards and they have been successful. But some of you wanted more. You liked our configurable channels but asked for more I/O channels and additional power options.
The photo above shows our previous generation card. This Kickstarter will take that design and add another 8 I/O lines plus a terminal board for 5V power. The terminal board will allow you to optionally power the GPIO lines and your Pi from an external 5V adapter. This card will have the following features:
– All GPIO lines are connected to 3.3V GVS connectors
– 16 of 5V GVS connections – jumper selectable
– Hat EEPROM with write enable/protect jumper
– 5V Terminal block to power the Raspberry Pi and the I/O Card
– GPIO jumpers to connect up to 16 of the 3.3V GPIO lines to the 3.3V side of the voltage translators”
So if you think the Ultimate I/O hat is something your Raspberry Pi projects could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help the Ultimate I/O Raspberry Pi hat become a reality via the link below.
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