How many times have your looked at a RaspberryPi and thought to yourself: “I wish it had…” We did too. — PiDocker, LLC
PiDocker – RaspberryPi Carrier Board
What is it?
A expansion board that is designed to “carry” a RaspberryPi model B. It was designed to solve several issues we found with it’s form factor and expansion ports.
What is a RaspberryPi?
What problems does it help solve?
The RaspberryPi form factor leads to wires sticking out all 4 sides of the board. This leads to a mess and tangle of wires. The USB ports of the RaspberryPi are not able to supply much power. The Pi will reset if a device is attached that overloads the current limit. The serial port on the Pi is 3.3v. A level shifter is required for headless console or serial TTL data acquisition equipment. The Pi does not offer a built in battery supply or charging solution.
How is the PiDocker different from other boards?
All peripheral connections are in the front. Power supply and a power switch are located in the back. We also have a DC jack to power an external device. The serial port is TTL level and compatible with Cisco management cable. PiDocker was designed to fit inside a small plastic enclosure, as opposed to a custom designed enclosure.
Sample Use Cases
- Data Acquisition / Data Logging
- Embedded Linux Computer
- Home Automation
- Kiosk Computer
- Media Player
- Made in the USA
- Four Port USB Hub
- Serial TTL Level Shifter
- 3+/- Hour Run from Battery
- Input Power: 7-40v DC / Li Charger
- Dimensions: ~ 3.06 x 4.6 inches
- USB Ports: 4
- RS232 Serial: TTL
- Video Connector: 4 Pin Mini-Din