March 21, 2014
MiniPIIO Breakout! is our newest add-on board for the Raspberry Pi.
It breaks out (hence its name) all the Pi’s expansion I/O into four neat little groups.
UART is broken out into a 6-Way and 4-way pin header. The 6-Way is FTDI USB Cable compatable.
SPI is broken out into two 6-way headers, each with it’s own SPI chip select.
I2C is borken out into two 4-way headers.
GPIO is broken out into two 10-way headers. GPIO4/17/18/22/23/24/25/27 and 3.3V and 0V.
You can buy it at our Tindie store here
March 7, 2014
RPi-X ELab101 is the second of my RPi-eXperimeter boards.
RPi-X ELab101 is a mini electronics lab for the Pi.
It is dominated by a 170-pin bread boarding area for prototyping and construction your circuits on. Next to this, there are 3x tactile switches, 3x LED’s, 2x potentiometers and a buzzer circuit which make up the input and output devices. These are connected to female headers allowing them to be quickly interfaced with the Pi’s GPIO’s using simple male-male jumper wires.
For analogue measurements, a 4-channel 0V to 10V, 10-bit ADC is included and it’s inputs are also available via a female header connector.
Finally, all the signals from the Pi’s expansion header are brought out to female headers, giving access to all the Pi’s expansion signals, including the GPIO’s, SPI, I2C, UART and PWM.
More to come….
February 10, 2014
Here’s some photos of the second RPi-X SensoRPi which uses 2.1mm DC barrel style connectors instead of the 4mm connectors the first prototype used.
Here’s a picture of of the SensoRPi board and the 2.1mm DC connectors
And here’s a picture of the 2.1mm DC barrel to crocodile/alligator clips.
February 9, 2014
We’ve got a couple of more photos to show you. This time the RPi-X SesnoRPi is mounted into a case.
Mounted into a case the SensoRpi is extremely ridged.
We’ve continued testing and the electronics are all confirmed working. So far we’ve tested it using Python and RPi.GPIO, next we’ll be testing it using Scratch with the GPIO extensions from Simon at Cymplecy.
Once we completed our Scratch software testing will be looking to extend our testing to Gordon’s wiringPi and RPIO
February 3, 2014
Here’s some photos of the first partially built boards:
January 30, 2014
This is the first of my RPi eXperimenter boards – SensoRPi.
It’s designed to interface your Pi to on-board sensors for light and temperature and to other external analogue sensors via its connectors.
2x potentiometers, 4x LED’s and 4x tactile switches and a buzzer provide a simple user interface.
In addition an I2C interface is included for connecting to digital sensors as well as 3x digital input/output interfaces.
more to come…
October 29, 2013
Pii and MiniPiio Boards are now for sale on Tindie
Details are here:
July 30, 2013
I’ve been testing the MiniPiio AIN4 board the last couple of weeks and I’m pleased to say it works well.
Here’s a picture of it mounted on the Pi.
March 24, 2013
We’ve got a couple of new MiniPiio boards in the works.
The first MiniPiio is SimpleIO which is 8x LED’s and 8x Tactile Switches connected to the GPIO signals. This is currently being manufactured, so we’ll let you know how it goes.
The second MiniPiio is a serial RS485 board. It’s the one I’ve been asked a lot for. The layout is finished and its going out for manufacture next week.
February 27, 2013
We are please to announce that our MiniPiio Boards are now stocked by
Elektronik Lavpris Aps of Denmark
You can find them on their website: