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Last updated January 10, 2018

JuiceBox Zero - Raspberry Pi Zero Battery Management Board

The simplest way to unleash the potential of your Raspberry Pi Zero and Zero W! Use almost any single-cell Li-Ion battery and GO!

JuiceBox Zero - Raspberry Pi Zero Battery Management Board

The simplest way to unleash the potential of your Raspberry Pi Zero and Zero W! Use almost any single-cell Li-Ion battery and GO!

$1,638
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
32
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 23 2017 1:05 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 10, 2018

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A big thank you to everyone involved!

The JuiceBox Zero is the only battery solution on the market built especially for Raspberry Pi Zero that requires no code. It is the easiest way to make your Pi Zero or Zero W instantly portable, and works right out of the box!

FEATURES 

  • ON/OFF Switch 
  • 4 Status Indicator LEDs 
  • Pi Zero Camera Mount 
  • Micro USB Power Input

JuiceBox Zero works right out of the box. But with one additional line of Python, you can poll a GPIO pin for low battery status so you can trigger a safe shutdown of your Pi Zero. 

Small, mobile cameras are one of the most common applications for portable Pi Zero devices. For that reason, the JuiceBox Zero was designed with a camera mount built right into the board!

YOU NEED 

  • JuiceBox Zero 
  • Raspberry Pi Zero or Zero W 
  • Header Connection 
  • JST-Compatible Single-cell Lithium-Ion Battery

THE STORY 

While searching for a mobile battery solution for my Raspberry Pi 3, I found several well-made boards that were still a bit too cumbersome to set up. When the Pi Zero was released, I instantly saw the potential its tiny form factor provided for truly mobile inventions. But to be truly mobile, it can’t be tethered to a power source. Just imagine how useless an iPhone would be if it had to be plugged into the wall!

So I took matters into my own hands to create a truly portable battery solution that is both plug ‘n play and matches the Raspberry Pi Zero’s tiny footprint. The PowerBoost 1000c by Adafruit provided a stable baseline to start from — then I shrank it down and added a handful of my own improvements. 

I’m excited about it, and can’t wait to see what you do you now that you can cut your Pi Zero loose. 

— Sam 

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Risks and challenges

This is not my first rodeo and know there are always challenges with producing electronics. The biggest challenges are as follows:

* Manufacturing *
Drawing on experience I’ve gained having designed several other boards, I’m working with a few PCB Fab/Assembly close to where I live so I can closely follow the process and review each board personally to ensure quality. Made in the USA.

* Delivery *
I’ve done my research ahead of time to ensure that you will receive your JuiceBox Zero in a timely manner. I’m working with experienced manufacturers that can guarantee their production times and reputable, well-known shipping services that keep their word.

* Functionality *
I have several JuiceBox Zero boards on my desk that I’ve been testing for months now. They already do all that has been promised. Should you receive a defective or broken device, it will be swiftly replaced.

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