Ryanteck has unveiled a new USB Raspberry Pi compatible GPIO header board called the RTk.GPIO, which has been created to provide an easy way to add a Raspberry Pi GPIO headers to your desktop computer or laptop.
Check out the video below to learn more about this new Raspberry Pi compatible GPIO header board, that is pin-for-pin compatible with a 40-way Raspberry Pi headers and its compatible software.
The RTk.GPIO Adapter is also compatible with a majority of the already available Raspberry Pi add-ons as well. The creators of the RTk.GPIO board explain more about the hardware’s features and functionality,:
The RTk.GPIO allows you to do the following:
1) Use it standalone – for if you want some general purpose input/output on a normal desktop or laptop computer. Together with our software, this will give you the ability to use Raspberry PI equipment with a standard PC or Mac computer.
2) Use it as an extra GPIO Header – for if you’ve run out of pins on the Raspberry Pi, or want to use two add-on board together. You will gain an extra Raspberry Pi header that is pin-for-pin compatible. You can even use a longer Micro USB cable to make an extension to be able to have your GPIO pins away from the pi.
For more information on the new RTk.GPIO jump over to the Kickstarter website where the project is looking to raise £8,250 over the next 34 days to go into production and has pledges available from just £9 for early bird backers. If you found this article interesting you might also be interested in this list of awesome Raspberry Pi Zero projects we have put together.
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