A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
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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!
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!
Raspberry Pi Zero or Zero W
JST-Compatible Single-cell Lithium-Ion Battery
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.
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.