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Buttons / Display / Infrared / Power Switch Add-on Board for Raspberry Pi to greatly enhance your productivity on your projects
Buttons / Display / Infrared / Power Switch Add-on Board for Raspberry Pi to greatly enhance your productivity on your projects
Buttons / Display / Infrared / Power Switch Add-on Board for Raspberry Pi to greatly enhance your productivity on your projects
111 backers pledged HK$ 47,980 to help bring this project to life.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

This Raspberry Pi Productivity Board in short, ProdBoard, contains essential utilities hardware which helps you with your raspberry pi projects. With most projects, you need input and outputs, ProdBoard combines all of below features with sample codes to aid you with your Raspberry Pi projects development.  

Features:

  • 6 x GPIO Buttons
  • 2 x onboard LED
  • 3 x i2C Ports for connecting to sensors such as temperature, humidity and pressure sensors
  • 1.3" High Contrast OLED display (128 x 96 resolution)
  • Power Pi Switch (It's programmable with onboard Attiny85 using the same design as my first Kickstarter project delivered)
  • Infrared Receiver with Remote Control included (LIRC compatible)
  • Infrared Blaster (LIRC compatible)
  • 8 Channel Dip switch to optionally turn off any buttons and LEDs, so the GPIO pins can be spared
  • Reusable Raspberry Pi 40pin GPIO Pinout   

 

Button controlling onboard LED
Button controlling onboard LED

 

Infrared Remote controlling onboard LED
Infrared Remote controlling onboard LED

 

Smart Power Switch triggering system shutdown and cuts power
Smart Power Switch triggering system shutdown and cuts power

To demostrate the usage, these are some projects built using the Pi ProdBoard:

  • Weather station Using the onboard i2c ports, a SHT31 temperature & humidity sensor was added. 
ProdBoard with SHT31 Temperature & Humidity Sensor added
ProdBoard with SHT31 Temperature & Humidity Sensor added
  • Front end of Media Control such as Volumio using External USB DAC
  • Controlling home appliances with IR Blaster (eg. using IRsend command from LIRC package)
Infrared Blaster
Infrared Blaster
  • Graphics demo and Clock

GPIO Usage

The diagram below indicates the GPIO usages.

  • GPIO02, GPIO03 are reserved by i2c
  • GPIO04 reserved by power switch off trigger
  • GPIO17 reserved by infrared receiver
  • All other pins are reusable.
Most GPIO pins are reusable
Most GPIO pins are reusable

 Multimedia Pack

The Mutlimedia Pack include extra button caps and Infrared remote control.  LIRC configuration file will be included so that you can map all the buttons to your software which as kodi & volumio.

Multimedia Pack
Multimedia Pack

 

Risks and challenges

As you can see from the video and product demos, the prototype is pretty much 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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    Pledge HK$ 300 or more About $38

    ProdBoard (Early)

    1 x ProdBoard to enhance your experience and productivity while working on your Raspberry Pi projects

    Includes:
    • ProdBoard for Raspberry Pi
    • Generic Infrared Remote
    • Connecting screw for Raspberry Pi 3 / 2/ B+
    • Sample Codes & Drivers
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    Pledge HK$ 330 or more About $42

    ProdBoard

    1 x ProdBoard to enhance your experience and productivity while working on your Raspberry Pi projects

    Includes:
    • ProdBoard for Raspberry Pi
    • Generic Infrared Remote
    • Connecting screw for Raspberry Pi 3 / 2/ B+
    • Sample Codes & Drivers
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    Pledge HK$ 340 or more About $43

    ProdBoard w/ Multimedia Pack (Early)

    ProdBoard to enhance your experience and productivity while working on your Raspberry Pi projects. With extra multimedia button caps and remote control, you can use them to build your media center with software such as Volumio and Kodi

    Includes:
    • ProdBoard for Raspberry Pi
    • Generic Infrared Remote
    • Connecting screw for Raspberry Pi 3 / 2/ B+
    • Sample Codes & Drivers
    • Extra Button caps and Infra Remote Control for Multimedia Use
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  4. Select this reward

    Pledge HK$ 370 or more About $47

    ProdBoard w/ Multimedia Pack

    ProdBoard to enhance your experience and productivity while working on your Raspberry Pi projects. With extra multimedia button caps and remote control, you can use them to build your media center with software such as Volumio and Kodi

    Includes:
    • ProdBoard for Raspberry Pi
    • Generic Infrared Remote
    • Connecting screw for Raspberry Pi 3 / 2/ B+
    • Sample Codes & Drivers
    • Extra Button caps and Infra Remote Control for Multimedia Use
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    Pledge HK$ 430 or more About $55

    ProdBoard +Weather Pack (Early)

    ProdBoard to enhance your experience and productivity while working on your Raspberry Pi projects.

    The weather pack include Temperature/Humidity & Pressure sensors which can help you determine the attitude as well. These sensors work seamlessly with ProdBoard using the i2c ports.

    Includes:
    • ProdBoard for Raspberry Pi
    • Generic Infrared Remote
    • Connecting screw for Raspberry Pi 3 / 2/ B+
    • SENSIRION SHT31 Humidity and Temperature Sensor
    • BOSCH BMP180 Pressure Sensor
    • Sample Codes & Drivers
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  6. Select this reward

    Pledge HK$ 460 or more About $59

    ProdBoard w/ MultiMedia+Weather(Early)

    ProdBoard to enhance your experience and productivity while working on your Raspberry Pi projects. With extra multimedia button caps and remote control, you can use them to build your media center with software such as Volumio and Kodi.

    The weather pack include Temperature/Humidity & Pressure sensors which can help you determine the attitude as well.

    Includes:
    • ProdBoard for Raspberry Pi
    • Generic Infrared Remote
    • Connecting screw for Raspberry Pi 3 / 2/ B+
    • Extra Button caps and Infra Remote Control for Multimedia Use
    • BOSCH BMP180 Pressure Sensor
    • SENSIRION SHT31 Humidity and Temperature Sensor
    • Sample Codes & Drivers
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 31 backers
    HK$
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  7. Select this reward

    Pledge HK$ 530 or more About $68

    ProdBoard w/ MultiMedia+Weather

    ProdBoard to enhance your experience and productivity while working on your Raspberry Pi projects. With extra multimedia button caps and remote control, you can use them to build your media center with software such as Volumio and Kodi.

    The weather pack include Temperature/Humidity & Pressure sensors which can help you determine the attitude as well.

    Includes:
    • ProdBoard for Raspberry Pi
    • Generic Infrared Remote
    • Connecting screw for Raspberry Pi 3 / 2/ B+
    • Extra Button caps and Infra Remote Control for Multimedia Use
    • BOSCH BMP180 Pressure Sensor
    • SENSIRION SHT31 Humidity and Temperature Sensor
    • Sample Codes & Drivers
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    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    HK$
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    Pledge HK$ 590 or more About $75

    2 x ProdBoard (Early)

    2 x ProdBoard to enhance your experience and productivity while working on your Raspberry Pi projects

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    Pledge HK$ 660 or more About $84

    2 x ProdBoard w/ Multimedia Pack (Early)

    2 x ProdBoard to enhance your experience and productivity while working on your Raspberry Pi projects. With extra multimedia button caps and remote control, you can use them to build your media center with software such as Volumio and Kodi

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  10. Select this reward

    Pledge HK$ 910 or more About $116

    2xProdBoard w/ MultiMedia+Weather(Early)

    ProdBoard to enhance your experience and productivity while working on your Raspberry Pi projects. With extra multimedia button caps and remote control, you can use them to build your media center with software such as Volumio and Kodi.

    The weather pack include Temperature/Humidity & Pressure sensors which can help you determine the attitude as well.

    Includes:
    • ProdBoard for Raspberry Pi
    • Generic Infrared Remote
    • Extra Button caps and Infra Remote Control for Multimedia Use
    • BOSCH BMP180 Pressure Sensor
    • SENSIRION SHT31 Humidity and Temperature Sensor
    • Connecting screw for Raspberry Pi 3 / 2/ B+
    • Sample Codes & Drivers
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    HK$
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