I'm a breakout board for the Raspberry Pi. I make it easy to connect electronics.
The toughest part of my design was making me fit inside a Raspberry Pi. The existing Raspberry Pi headers actually go all the way through my board and I sits approximately 2mm above the Raspberry Pi (very close). It's almost as if I'm part of the original board.
Because I sit so close to the Raspberry Pi, care has been taken to ensure that my thru-hole components avoid components on the Raspberry Pi board (so they don't short them out), and to avoid restricting air getting to the main ARM processor.
You can order the parts and assemble it yourself. If you can do basic soldering, you're all set. It's very easy: here's how...
Don't know how to solder? It's really easy. Check out the Soldering Is Easy comic.
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|Part||Quantity||Where to get it|
|2x13 0.1" bottom entry board-to-board connector||1||Mouser ($1.75)|
|1x2 0.1" female header||1||Pololu ($0.29)|
|1x3 0.1" female header||1||Pololu ($0.34)|
|1x4 0.1" female header||3||Pololu ($0.39 each)|
|1x5 0.1" female header||1||Pololu ($0.44)|
|1x6 0.1" female header||2||Pololu ($0.49 each)|
|1x8 0.1" female header||1||Pololu ($0.59)|
|1x2 0.1" male header||1|
The board clearly labels the pins. For details about interfacing with peripherals, see the RPi Low Level Peripherals Guide.
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I am open source under the Creative Commons 2.5, Attribution, Share-alike license.
My source is available on GitHub: joewalnes/pi-crust
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