Posts tagged ‘Raspberry Pi’

A Bidirectional Level-Shifting Buffer for Raspberry Pi

The current sourcing/sinking capability of the I/O pins on Raspberry Pi is quite limited. According to the Wiki page, the current limit for each I/O block (e.g. GPIO0 through GPIO27 combined) comes at only 26 mA maximum, which is only capable of driving a couple of LEDs at a time. Also the I/O pins are 3.3V only, and going beyond the current or voltage limit could result in permanently damages to the chip. Continue reading ‘A Bidirectional Level-Shifting Buffer for Raspberry Pi’ »

Adding a Barrel Jack And a Switch to Raspberry Pi

I got myself a Raspberry Pi (Model B V2) last month. After having played with it for a while, I have to say that I really like this tiny single-board computer. Since it runs on Linux, you can compile and run your C/C++ code on it. Most popular applications have already been adapted to the ARM architecture and can be run readily on Pi. Unlike some other SBCs, Pi allows easy access to GPIO ports which makes it equally attractive for people who are interested in hardware. Continue reading ‘Adding a Barrel Jack And a Switch to Raspberry Pi’ »