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The Pi Supply is an intelligent power switch for the Raspberry Pi which includes hard on and off switches and auto-off on shutdown.
The Pi Supply is an intelligent power switch for the Raspberry Pi which includes hard on and off switches and auto-off on shutdown.
The Pi Supply is an intelligent power switch for the Raspberry Pi which includes hard on and off switches and auto-off on shutdown.
339 backers pledged £7,336 to help bring this project to life.

Prototype Board Has Arrived!

Hi all,

Just a quick one today to let you know that we now have the prototype board with will be assembled and tested and then we will approve final production.

A few pictures for you below:

An express mailer...I wonder what is inside?

A rather larger box?

Open up and we find a shrink wrapped Pi Supply PCB:

And some pictures of it unwrapped:

We are getting very close now...and we can't wait to start shipping these out to our backers!

Stay tuned for more updates on testing and assembly.

Pi Supply


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    1. Klaus T. on June 3, 2013

      What about a update to tell backers what's going on?

      Is the project dead?

    2. Owen Traps Johnson Davies on May 31, 2013

      Seriously when is this getting shipped if i could ask for my money back i would by now like this is not a particularly hard thing to build and its been too long since an update if it doesn't work tell us

    3. NialP
      on May 30, 2013

      Over 2 weeks since we heard anything apart from a couple of lines in the main comment section saying there is an issue with the prototype board. It shouldn't of taken long to diagnose the problem, make any revisions and try again as its a pretty simple setup.

      Can you let us know whats going on as it has been over a month without a full update and this should of been a fast turn around project even with the additions made to the design.

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      Carl J. Nobile on May 23, 2013

      As the last poster mentioned, there has been no activity on this project now for over a month. What's up? Any idea when the supplies will be shipped?

    5. George M on May 22, 2013


      It's been almost a month now since your last update, when the estimated delivery was March 2013. Are there any news (and estimates) at all??


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      Karoulias Fotis on May 10, 2013

      Hi, when you start shipping the Pi Supply;

    7. NialP
      on April 26, 2013

      Ooo Thats nice! A really smart design. Looks like I wont have too many changes to the work on the case design I have done so far, just enlarge a bit, add an extra button point, reduce the input USB hole to MicroUSB, then just move the header and change it to a 2 pin header and add a spot for the LED. Also the fitting holes will be handy.

      For those who were interested cases WILL be available at the same time as the boards start going out!!

      I decided to stop work on building a case for the first edition as there was no interest from 1st edition pledges so it seemed pointless to waste any more hours doing the final 2 top layers (which are the complicated layers as all the buttons, headers and tall componants need to fit perfectly.
      If any first edition pledges are now interested in a mounting solution then I have designed and made some bases for the first edition design that are about 5mm tall and about 3mm wide all the way round the board. The PCB clips right into it with a snug fit and 2 lips that hold it in place. This protects the PCB and gives you a full coverage across the base of the PCB so that it wont short on anything and also so you don't damage any solder joints on the base of the PCB. They are already designed, tested and saved and have printed a couple off (One is on the base of mine and it looks great and they work really well so if you want one let me know and I will print one off for you (you can cover the postage).

      Everyone else, I WILL 100% have cases ready in your choice of colour (I have a wide selection) and material (ABS or PLA Plastic, Acrylic and even Laser cut wood!) when the boards start shipping.