RasPiComm piggyback extension designed for the Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
Check out this fully-assembled Raspberry Pi GPIO shield that offers a number of handy advanced features for your Raspberry Pi. From Amescon.com:
Just plug the RasPiComm on the GPIO header of your Raspberry Pi and start using advanced features like a realtime clock (your Raspberry Pi won’t lose time when powered down), a 5-way joystick, outputs and two serial ports (RS-232 and RS-485). Directy control a display, a stepper motor controller or relays and much more!
The main features
RS-485 port (control stepper motors and other cool stuff)
RS-232 port (easily talk to your computer or other serial port devices like a modem)
real-time clock with battery backup – never lose time again when powering down your Raspberry Pi
direct I2C connector – directly connect a display or sensors
5-way joystick – control your Raspberry Pi easily
a tiny piggyback board – no extra cables or space
Full API support including drivers for an OLED display, an advanced stepper motor controller and a deamon for remote controlling your RasPiComm via Ethernet or WiFi
Fully assembled including the backup-battery, ready to go! just plug it in!
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I wanted one of these very badly until I saw the price Arrow wanted for it, over $80! I could buy two Raspberry Pis for that with change to spare.
It is cheaper to buy in the UK via RS but from RS in Australia where I am. Why the big price difference?
I’m the guy who made the RasPiComm and I feel your pain regarding the price. We also asked Adafruit if they want to resell it in the US, but we did not get an answer yet.
The thing is not even RS-Components/Allied Electronics can tell us why the retail prices are that high, we don’t really have control for what price they are reselling.
We would ship directly, but we are located in Austria and shipping to Australia/US is really expensive for single boards.
But we try to figure out what we can do about it…