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Want to learn how to actually use a Raspberry Pi?  Learn how the 40 GPIO pins are used.  Take the step from Arduino to Raspberry Pi.
Want to learn how to actually use a Raspberry Pi? Learn how the 40 GPIO pins are used. Take the step from Arduino to Raspberry Pi.
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Did you miss the RPIKit on KickStarter?  Find the RpiKit here...  

 www.DuinoKit.com  

PRiKit is Powered by the Raspberry Pi (https://www.raspberrypi.org/) microcomputer.  This kit was developed to help teach how to add components and program the Raspberry Pi microcomputer.  Learn how to use your Raspberry Pi for home automation, robotics, IoT (Internet of Things) and many other applications.

What is a Raspberry Pi you ask....  

Watch this explainer video form the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

What is the Raspberry Pi?  (Less than 2 minutes and much more entertaining than my video.)

How the RPiKit came into being.

While developing the prototyping system for the Arduino, I had many conversations with individuals looking to learn how the Raspberry Pi could be utilized and help learn electronics using Python and Java as a programming language.  Most of my conversations ended up with the differences micro-controllers and micro-computers.  After a couple years of thought and development, we have merged the two ideas.  Yes, now you will know what to do with those bizarre "pins" on the corner of the Raspberry Pi.  Believe it or not, The Raspberry Pi is much more than a Bit Coin miner or a MineCraft server.

RPiKit with Included Accessories
RPiKit with Included Accessories

We have partnered with a parts kit supplier and turned this into a circuit board based "plug and play" kit without soldering, to help make learning easier and more accessible to users.  All the components will also be available separately if you want to solder together a project and build it outside the RPi prototyping kit.

Our standard RPiKit will include a 7" Andriod table that will be connected as a wireless display.  You can also use your existing device (Tablet, iPad or WiFi computer) as a display if you wish or utilize the HDMI connection for a wired display for programming and testing.  One of our Pledge levels offers the PRiKit without the wireless display.

At this stage of development, we mainly have tutorials on how to attach and actually use components in programs.  We will be hosting additional examples and projects on our "Show and Tell" forum where you can share projects and get ideas from the community.  We will show you how to attach and code for every components and module in the RPI Kit.  You will be able to take these ideas and work them into your own personal projects and inventions.

Parts and components for the RPIKit:  Metal case, Authentic Raspberry Pi V3 microcomputer, WiFi Tablet LCD screen, RC522 RFID Module, ID Card, Special-shaped ID Card, LCD1602, PS2 Joystick Module , Ultrasonic Distance Sensor Module, Triaxial Accelerometer Sensor Module (ADXL345), DHT-11(Digital Temperature & Humidity sensor), ADC0832, Stepper Motor, Stepper Motor Driver Module (Based on ULN2003A), L9110 motor driver, DC Motor, 4*4 Matrix Keyboard, 40 pin GPIO Extension Board, 40 pin GPIO Cable, Light Sensor (Photoresistor), Analog Temperature Sensor (Thermistor), Relay, Active Buzzer, Passive Buzzer, 7-Segment Display, 4-bit 7-segment Display, LED Bar Graph Display, Dot-matrix Display, 74HC595 x2, Tilt Switch, various Switchs and buttons, RGB LED, various Resistors, 2x Potentiometer (10KΩ), various Capacitors, Various Diodes, Various Transistors, Breadboard, 150 Male to Male Jumper Wires

The RPiKit is a new project of DuinoKit.com  www.RPiKit.com

The DuinoKits (Arduino based prototyping systems) mentioned in the video are available from any of these vendors.

 

 

 

 

*Raspberry Pi logo and name is a registered trademark for the Raspberry Pi foundation. www.RaspberryPi.org
The RPiKit project is not produced or endorsed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. 

Risks and challenges

I know there are always issues that can arise when manufacturing a product. I have our current manufactures ready to assemble and complete this project to hopefully avoid any delays or issues along the way. My main concern is the possible supply of components for timely completion. By having completed similar successful Arduino based projects through KickStarter, I feel we can complete this on time and keep backers very happy.

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    Receive a "Wordle" picture with all the names and countries of supporters for the RPIKit project. The more often a name appears, the larger it will be on the Wordle. This will not link names and locations so your privacy will be protected.

    We will mail a picture and link a digital file to US backers, International backers will receive the Wordle in PDF or image format as a downloadable file.

    Thank you for supporting and sharing the RPiKit project.

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    Receive the RPi starter curriculum in PDF and printed format and help move this project forward. Curriculum will include wiring instruction for components and code for testing projects.

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    Receive a loose parts kit with breadboard and jumper wires for building and learning. Also includes printed manual instructions and code examples.

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    New RPi V3 with SD card along with printed manual containing code for working with components.

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    Pledge $240 or more About $240

    Just the basics... Receive the assembled circuit board and awesome metal case with all components, and a print and PDF manual including code for learning how to use your Raspberry Pi. This does NOT include the Raspberry Pi, LCD screen.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL. Bring on the Pi! The Full Kit Pack. Receive the assembled circuit board with all components, metal case and manual including code for learning how to use your Raspberry Pi. Also INCLUDES the Raspberry Pi, and LCD screen. Everything you need to get started programming and building will be included and ready to go. Expected retail $369

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL. Bring on the Pi! The Full Kit Pack. Receive the assembled circuit board with all components, metal case and manual including code for learning how to use your Raspberry Pi. Also INCLUDES the Raspberry Pi, and LCD screen. Everything you need to get started programming and building will be included and ready to go. Expected retail $369

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    Bring on the Pi! The Full Kit Pack. Receive the assembled circuit board with all components, metal case and manual including code for learning how to use your Raspberry Pi. Also INCLUDES the Raspberry Pi, and LCD screen. Everything you need to get started programming and building will be included and ready to go. Expected retail $379

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    Pledge $628 or more About $628

    TWICE the Pi. I want it all 2 TIMES....The Full RPiKit Pack TIMES 2. Receive the assembled circuit board with all components, metal case and PDF and print manual including code for learning how to use your Raspberry Pi. Also INCLUDES the Raspberry Pi, and LCD screen. Everything you need to get started programming and building will be included and ready to go.

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    Receive a complete 10-pack of RPi kits or have them sent to a school or organization of your choice.

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    Phliantrophist - Have a personal meeting at your location with project creator and discussion of project and help plan project development into sustainable educational operation. Actual meeting and date will be arranged and all proceeds will go into development and sustainability efforts for PiKit project.

    Meeting can be arranged anywhere in world with some limitations. We are willing to travel to your meeting location.

    Proceeds from this reward tier will go towards reduced or free RPIKits for schools or groups.

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