Raspberry Pi Compute Module Photos

June 24, 2014

OK, a little later than I was hoping but I finally found some time to take some photos of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module.

CM and RPi_small

CM and CMIO and RPi_small CM and CMIO_small


RPi Compute Module first unboxing

June 15, 2014

Exciting news.

Saturday’s postman delivered my first RPi Compute Modules and IO board.

I didn’t have much time to do any thing with it except marvel at compact it is.

I hope to take some pictures in the next day or two and post them.

I’ve some cool ideas for what I’m going to make with it so pop back soon.


CMIO ProtoBoard – first layout

April 14, 2014

Eh? Why another prototyping board? Isn’t the CM I/O a prototyping board already?

Yes, it is. And the CMIO ProtoBoard is a prototyping board for you to build circuits directly on with can be used with the CM I/O board and Compute Module.

Same as blinking an LED is the first code you write for a new embedded system, designing a prototyping board is often the first thing I do with every new system I work with.

Why, I hear you ask?

  • I want some thing I can quickly build permanent circuits with, so the days of loose wires spoiling my days are far behind.
  • I want some thing that is cheap and cost effective. I want to experiment with different circuit designs, without worrying if I’ve wasting money every time I start a something new.
  • I want some thing that when its built looks decent and not a heap of wire

Some of the dimensions and connector positions I’ve had to guess at but here’s a quick layout of what I’ve done so far:

CMIO_ProtoBoard_0v01