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HUGE Improvements over Previous Pi Switch with Kodi support, optional display, LED, Infrared control and i2c ports
HUGE Improvements over Previous Pi Switch with Kodi support, optional display, LED, Infrared control and i2c ports
HUGE Improvements over Previous Pi Switch with Kodi support, optional display, LED, Infrared control and i2c ports
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Raspberry Pi Switch HAT with Kodi Remote Control & Display

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My first project, Hackable Raspberry Pi Power Switch, was well received with 170 backers. It’s now sold by more than 5 retailers world wide. It’s a Raspberry Pi Power Switch with infrared remote which has an onboard programmable Attiny85 MCU.   The main purpose is to gracefully turn on and off Raspberry PI with onboard power button and Infrared remote.

It was reviewed by MagPi, the official Raspberry Pi Magazine.  It received a 4 out of 5 rating.  I went back to the drawing board and improve further.

Introducing the Hackable Pi Switch HAT:

Choice of 2 Remotes
Choice of 2 Remotes
with optional OLED Display (Raspberry Pi not included in rewards)
with optional OLED Display (Raspberry Pi not included in rewards)
Testing with Pi 3 B and Latest Pi 3 B+
Testing with Pi 3 B and Latest Pi 3 B+

Hackable Pi Switch HAT Features

Original Features:

  • Fully assembled ready to use 
  • Single button or Infrared (IR) remote On / Off operation 
  • Gracefully turn off Pi by triggering system shutdown, wait for system to be fully halted and cuts power
  • Onboard Attiny85 Microprocessor can be removed and reprogrammed if needed
  • Open Source for both Attiny software and Shutdown Script , which means you can adopt other remote controls.

New Features for Pi Switch HAT:

  • Confirmed to work with latest Pi 3 B+ as well as older Raspberry Pis
  • Directly plug onto the Pi. No jumper cable needed
  • Infrared Remote signals of all buttons can be read from Pi. It's LIRC compatible which means you can adopt other remote controls.   
  • Kodi Control support!  
  • 1 x LED controllable via GPIO
  • 3 x i2c ports
  • Optional 0.96" OLED Display (Resolution 128x64)
  • Optional SENSIRION SHT31 temperature/humidity and BOSCH BMP180 pressure sensors  
  • Choice between generic and multimedia Infrared Remote.  Can also be purchased separately.
Build your own weather station in minutes with optional display and weather sensors
Build your own weather station in minutes with optional display and weather sensors

Stretch Goal

$50,000 HKD - Each Pi Switch will include both Generic and Multimedia remote.  ie, if the rewards comes with 2 Pi Switches, then it will come with 4 remotes in total.

Working with Pi 3 B+

Tested with latest generation Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (release on 14 March 2018) and worked without any software modication

Works with Pi 3 B+
Works with Pi 3 B+

Kodi Support Demo:

The Hackable Raspberry Pi Switch HAT also works as a Kodi infrared controller, which means you can get it up and running in matter of minutes.

Shutdown Demo

Shut down gracefully like it should be:

Enclosure

I have 3D drawn two enclosure versions which fit the switch and Pi. If there are enough demand, I will consider offering them as add-on items. Comments are welcome.
Enclosure without Display
Enclosure without Display
 
Enclosure with Display
Enclosure with Display

GPIO Usages

usage of Pin 1 - 12
usage of Pin 1 - 12

Typo in Reward

  • Note that the reward "Pi Switch Hat w/ Display x 2 (Early)" (HK$ 360) contains 2 x Pi Switch HAT + 2 x 0.96" OLED Display. 

Risks and challenges

As you can see from the video and product demos, the prototype is in fully working and completed state. All technological challenges has been resolved and the product is ready to roll into production.

Possible Risks of delay:
- Unexpected manufacturing problems during initial production. We will ensure that they are found as early as possible to minimize delays

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    Pi Switch Hat (Early)

    Choice of Generic or Multimedia Remote during delivery

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    • Hackable Raspberry Pi Switch HAT w/ Remote Control
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    Pi Switch Hat x 2 (Early)

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    Pi Switch Hat w/ Display&Weather (Early)

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    • 0.96" OLED Display
    • Weather Pack (Bosch BMP180 + Sensirion SHT31)
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    Pi Switch Hat w/ Display&Weather

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    Pi Switch Hat w/ Display x 2 (Early)

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    • 0.96" OLED Display
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    Pi Switch Hat x 3 (Early)

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    Pi Switch Hat x2,Display&Weather(Early)

    Choice of Generic or Multimedia Remote during delivery

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    • 0.96" OLED Display
    • Weather Pack (Bosch BMP180 + Sensirion SHT31)
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    Pi Switch Hat x3,Display&Weather(Early)

    Choice of Generic or Multimedia Remote during delivery

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    • 0.96" OLED Display
    • Weather Pack (Bosch BMP180 + Sensirion SHT31)
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    Pi Switch Hat w/ Display x 3 + Weather

    Includes:
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    • 0.96" OLED Display
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