Since the Raspberry Pi's release, there's been a flood of accessories. Here are our top 10 picks that merit a closer look if you want to take your Pi to the next level.
Jason Barnett's MotorPiTX board
A great accessory for the Pi is Jason Barnett's MotorPiTX board, which is connected on top of a single-board computer (SBC). The board is designed for use in robotics or other projects that need to be motorized.
It comes packed with some interesting features, including its own onboard power supply (using four AA batteries) that provides enough juice to run, not only the Pi, but also motors and servos. The MotorPiTX is outfitted with full ATX-style power controls, two +5v outputs (for LEDs, etc.), two servo connectors, two bi-directional DC motor connectors as well as two 3.3v inputs, micro-USB port, and an I2C breakout board.
Barnett designed the board so that even newcomers to the SBC world can use it for their motorized projects, as there is absolutely no soldering involved connecting the device to the Pi. The MotorPiTX was successfully funded through Kickstarter and can be purchased at www.boeeerb.co.uk. Click here for the Kickstarter page.
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