About this project
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!! WE ARE SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED!!
WHERE TO BUY AFTER KICKSTARTER ENDS?
If you have found this page after the end date (8pm UK time, 25th June 2015) then you will not be able to pledge via Kickstarter. However you can still get the Pi PoE Switch by visiting one of the following links:
The PiPoE Switch will also likely be available in the future (once we have fulfilled all of the Kickstarter rewards and pre orders) via a number of distribution and retail partners. We will announce these as they come on board.
Make sure to keep an eye on our website at www.pi-supply.com and the Kickstarter updates in the coming weeks and please visit our Twitter and Facebook pages and give us a like/share at www.twitter.com/PiSupply and www.facebook.com/PiSupply respectively.
The Pi PoE Switch HAT is an add on board for the Raspberry Pi that brings the Pi Supply Switch technology together with PoE all in one fantastic package!
You can now power your Raspberry Pi and provide an Ethernet connection in any location with just a single cable. Perfect for removing the clutter of wires and for reliable use in remote locations.
The Pi Supply switch was our very first Kickstarter project which we launched way back in February 2013 and has been extremely popular with our customers. Since then we have had a number of requests to make all sorts of power management add ons for the Raspberry Pi, but the most intriguing of these was a power over ethernet (PoE) switch.
Pi PoE Features
We have been working very hard on all of the techincal features so that you don't have to!
- Fully 802.3af (mode A and B) compliant active power over Ethernet
- Contains physical layer power negotiation circuitry, presenting itself as a Class 0 device
- Fully isolated switched mode power supply (SMPS) - 1500V isolation input to output
- Overload and short circuit protection
- Over temperature protection
- High efficiency (up to 87%) regulated output
- Input voltage 36-56V, output voltage 5V, output current 10-1300mA, max output power 6.5W
- Onboard ATtiny 13A microcontroller for power management functionality
- Configurable on / off switch for intelligent power management
- Leaves all unused GPIO free for use with other add on boards
- Fully assembled board
- Mounting hardware and short ethernet patch cable included
Pi PoE Projects
With Pi PoE, you can create amazing projects like these :)
Software and Samples
Pi PoE is completely plug and play - there is no software required in order for Pi PoE to provide power and Ethernet directly to your Raspberry Pi and it will work straight out of the box.
We also have plans to introduce some useful scripts and guides in order for you to make use of the configurable on board button as well as harness the unused power of the ATtiny on board and these will probably be introduced as stretch goals in due course.
We have production ready prototypes (current version is v2.3) in hand which have been fully tested. Manufacture is ready to start as soon as this campaign is funded. You can see one of the assembled boards below:
We have been working on the Pi PoE Switch HAT for just over a year. It actually started life as a self assembly kit for the Model B Raspberry Pi which you can see below:
After a lot of work and the release of two new Raspberry Pi versions, we are delighted to bring this to you in HAT form, and fully assembled for ease of use. If you still have a Model B we also have a limited number of self assembly kits available for the original Model B Raspberry Pi.
Share The Project!
We want to say a big thank you for checking out our project, and your help in making it a reality. You're great :)
We have some special Pi PoE stretch goals up our sleeves that we would just love to reach. So keep on sharing and we'll show you what we have in store!
Even if you can't support us with a pledge, why not help us by spreading the word on Twitter, Facebook and any other social network you're on.
Click any of the links below to share:
You can also use the project shortlink http://kck.st/1KkWoy6 to share by any other method! And you can also use #PiPoE to get our attention on Twitter. And while you're there, why not like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at www.facebook.com/PiSupply and www.twitter.com/ThePiPoE
Meet The Team
The Pi Supply team is made up of Raspberry Pi geeks, entrepreneurs, students and designers. We are all excited about empowering people of all ages to learn and use the Raspberry Pi to expand their knowledge.... and have fun! :)
Here's the team whose helping to make Pi PoE a reality.
Aaron Shaw - Project Leader
Aaron is the ideas man. He's worked incredibly hard over the last year to bring Pi PoE to where it is today. As the man behind Pi Supply, he's been designing and selling Raspberry Pi Add-ons for over 3 years. Without Aaron, Pi PoE wouldn't exist!
Jurijs Jonass - Engineer
Jurijs the the guy who bought Pi PoE to life. Jurijs knows how to make LEDs flash, buzzers buzz, and chips do what they're supposed to.
John Whiting - Marketing
John is the guy behind the coordination of this campaign and getting the word out about PaPiRus. He's been the decision maker on tasks aimed at helping to build awareness of the Kickstarter.
Antonio Mayor & Pable de la Cuevas - Photography and Video
Antonio and Pablo are the world class video team who made our wonderful Kickstarter video. They wrote the script, scouted filming locations, and shot and edited the video in a matter of days.
Louis Reed - Graphic Design
Louis created all the fantastic graphics you see on this page, from project graphics to pledge tables. Oh, and the epic Pi PoE animation in the Kickstarter video!
Risks and challenges
There are not many risks and challenges because the PCB design is already finalised and tested and is working great. We have production quality units in hand and they have been confirmed to be working correctly.
We have quotes from a variety of suppliers for both PCB manufacture and assembly and have lined up our component supplier (and a couple of back up suppliers in case we run into any issues). This should mitigate any delay in case any of them cannot fulfil our orders in time.
In terms of shipping, the PoE Switch boards will be shipped out to our backers as soon as the materials arrive with us. This should be by the end of July, so everyone will have their kits shipped out before the end of August 2015 and arriving shortly after!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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