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December 8, 2017 AT 4:00 am

Raspberry Pi On Off Switch With Power Scheduling #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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From Average Man vs. Raspberry Pi:

Ask any Raspberry Pi user what they find irritating about the Pi, and I guarantee a good majority will talk about the lack of an on/off switch.

I don’t know of any other electrical ‘thing’ in my life that doesn’t have a switch to turn it on or off. Imagine having to plug your kettle in every time you made a brew?

As always, where there’s a problem, there’s big bucks to be made fixing it. Enter UUGear. They created an add-on board called the Witty Pi to cover all your Pi power management needs, including a much-needed power switch.

Odd name aside, this little chap has made my day-to-day Pi usage tidier and much more convenient. It’s also rocking some other cool functions and special sauce that I haven’t got a project for yet, but I’m exploring them today anyway.

Let’s have a gander!

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