HotPi Peripheral for Raspberry Pi

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Buy a HotPi from ModMyPi.The HotPi is an add on board for the Raspberry Pi GPIO port. It is currently 100% compatible with the Raspberry Pi A and B and B+, but some functionality is limited on the B2 including fan control and LED control. We’re working on resolving those issues.

HotPi started as a kickstarter back towards the end of 2012. Now the HotPi is available from ModMyPi. It is designed as both a learning aid and a function peripheral for the Raspberry Pi. It is useful in a number of ways, for instance the RTC is useful for battery operated offline devices to help maintain the time. Whereas the Infra-red transmitter and receiver are supported by Kodi, and has even been used to control an air conditioned environment for over 100 people.

The HotPi comes as a kit composed of all electronic components required to assemble. You will need to bring your own Soldering Iron and Solder. The kit will take a few minutes to assemble for an inexperienced solderer, please take a little care to prevent cold-soldered joints.

The boards are extremely high quality 1.5mm thick double-sided and come in two colours Green (first batch printed) and Red (Second batch).

HotPi FeaturesHotPi

  • Infra Red IR Transmitter & Receiver (LIRC-RPI Driver)
  • Real Time Clock with battery backup (RTC-DS1307 Driver)
  • RGB LED (User Space Driver)
  • Speed Controlled Fan Output (User Space Driver)

HotPi Accessories

Due to an issue sourcing parts we do not include the IR Emitter with the kit, these can be purchased from a variety of sellers for instance on eBay

Links

Quickstart

git clone https://github.com/klattimer/HotPi.git
cd HotPi
sudo ./build.sh
sudo ./install.sh

User Manual Snapshots

Hardware

Lots of instructional photographs

Circuit

Circuit diagram of the HotPi

Physical Dimensions

Physical Dimensions

OS Support

Information on support from the most common OS distributions

Kernel Rebuild

A short guide on rebuilding your kernel on common platforms

GPIO Pinouts & More

There are extras included for the Raspberry Pi experimenter… GPIO Pinouts, Raspberry Pi dimension diagrams, hardware specs etc…

Introduction to Linux

A short guide to the linux command line.

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