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This board is a buffer between your Rpi and the real world, use it to flash LEDs on and off, drive motors, run sensors and all that other fun stuff.<ref>http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/411</ref>
 
This board is a buffer between your Rpi and the real world, use it to flash LEDs on and off, drive motors, run sensors and all that other fun stuff.<ref>http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/411</ref>
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BitWizard has a [http://www.bitwizard.nl/wiki/index.php/Raspberry_pi_expansion_system_page#expansion_boards Raspberrypi serial breakout board]. It breaks out four serial buses from the GPIO port.
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BitWizard then has a series SPI (or I2C) expansion boards that can be daisy-chained off the SPI (or I2C) buses of the expansion board. A virtually unlimited number of expansion boards can be connected. Expansion boards are available that drive a simple 16x2 text LCD, more general purpose IOs, servos, temperature sensors, relays, optocouplers etc.
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===Piface===
 
===Piface===
 
[http://piface.openlx.org.uk Piface] is simpler than the [[RPi Gertboard]] (it's aimed at less experienced users), but also intended to connect to PCs and Android to be platform agnostic
 
[http://piface.openlx.org.uk Piface] is simpler than the [[RPi Gertboard]] (it's aimed at less experienced users), but also intended to connect to PCs and Android to be platform agnostic

Revision as of 03:50, 7 February 2012


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Hardware & Peripherals:

Hardware - detailed information about the Raspberry Pi boards.

Hardware History - guide to the Raspberry Pi models.

Low-level Peripherals - using the GPIO and other connectors.

Expansion Boards - GPIO plug-in boards providing additional functionality.

Screens - attaching a screen to the Raspberry Pi.

Cases - lots of nice cases to protect the Raspberry Pi.

Other Peripherals - all sorts of peripherals used with the Raspberry Pi.


Introduction

On the Raspberry Pi, there are several connections which can be used for expansion:

  • The Rpi GPIO (General Purpose Input/Output) pins are exposed, that means that expansion boards are able to talk directly to the CPU.
  • The DSI connector will allow low-level interfacing with LCDs and other displays.
  • The CSI connector will allow camera modules to be added in future.

Current expansion boards

GertBoard

main page: RPi Gertboard

This board is a buffer between your Rpi and the real world, use it to flash LEDs on and off, drive motors, run sensors and all that other fun stuff.[1]

rpi_serial

BitWizard has a Raspberrypi serial breakout board. It breaks out four serial buses from the GPIO port.

BitWizard then has a series SPI (or I2C) expansion boards that can be daisy-chained off the SPI (or I2C) buses of the expansion board. A virtually unlimited number of expansion boards can be connected. Expansion boards are available that drive a simple 16x2 text LCD, more general purpose IOs, servos, temperature sensors, relays, optocouplers etc.

Piface

Piface is simpler than the RPi Gertboard (it's aimed at less experienced users), but also intended to connect to PCs and Android to be platform agnostic

CJE/4D RTC

On 2nd January 2012, CJE/4D announced that they have a real-time clock (RTC) expansion board in the works: [1]

References