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Pibrella - Raspberry Pi Hardware Driver

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A Raspberry Pi add-on which enables you to drive motors, make sounds and learn how to interface electronics with your Pi! Works with Python or Scratch

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The perfect little add-on to drive motors, make sounds, and learn how to interface electronics with your Pi! Includes all you need for instant fun projects. It is easy-to-use and is clearly labelled.

Pibrella works with Python or Scratch and full code libraries are available.

The board can drive bigger loads than the Pi GPIO can handle (motors, relays, solenoids, etc.). Indicator LEDs on all input and output channels make debugging your circuits and coding a breeze.

Ideal for those new to the Raspberry Pi or looking to expand their electronics knowledge. Great for schools and kids clubs. Full code libraries available from the pip Python package installer. More examples and helpful tips on www.pibrella.com.

Using the board:

  1. Plug the board in to the Raspberry Pi I/O expander connector.
  2. Connect power to the Pibrella using the micro USB power connector.
  3. Install the Pibrella software on your Pi.
  4. Write some Python using the Pibrella libraries.

Features:

  • Slots straight on to your Raspberry Pi.
  • On board tactile input switch.
  • Red, green and amber LEDs.
  • On board Pizeo speaker.
  • 4 protected inputs, with LED indicators.
  • 4 high-power outputs (600mA each), with LED indicators.
  • Easy software interface - the libraries know what each pin is used for so you don't need to.

Contents:

  • Pibrella - Raspberry Pi Hardware Driver.

Requires:

  • Raspberry Pi.
  • Micro USB power supply

In most cases a 1A micro USB will be fine, however if you are driving motors or other high current devices make sure one amp is enough power for them.

Resources:

Questions:

Posted by Chris Morris, Thursday, 7 January 2016 on product Pibrella - Raspberry Pi Hardware Driver

Question:

The documentation says that Python and Scratch libraries are provided with the Pibrella but will any method of reading from or writing to the GPIO lines be ok? I'm doing a Pi project using Node Red, which now comes bundled with Raspbian Jessie and that provides 'nodes' that can access the GPIO lines.

Answers:

  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Thursday, 7 January 2016

    Unfortunately this isn’t a product we are able to give detailed support over, however the best option is to email sales@cyntech.co.uk

Posted by John Sawchuk, Friday, 29 August 2014 on product Pibrella - Raspberry Pi Hardware Driver

Question:

what size motor can the hardware driver run?

Answers:

  • Posted by Aaron Sturman on Friday, 29 August 2014
    Hi, it looks like a maximum output of 600mA per channel.

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