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    • Brings the world of Microstack™ modules to the Raspberry Pi®
    • Fully supported with Microstack™ Node Python Library
    • Quick to get started on Raspberry Pi® with simple to install drivers
    • Online example code
    • Unique colour coded PCB for simplicity
    • Online 3.3V power regulator takes the load of the Raspberry Pi®’s 3.3 volt power rail
    The Microstack™ Baseboard for Raspberry Pi® brings the world of Microstack™ modules to the amazing world of Raspberry Pi®. It routes the appropriate GPIO pins of the Raspberry Pi® to sockets to connect Microstack™ modules. The onboard 3.3V regulator makes enough current available to power a stack of Microstack™ modules, separate from the limited 3.3V supply on the Raspberry Pi®.

    The 5V supply to the regulator and some Microstack™ modules can either be supplied from the Raspberry Pi®, or via an additional, onboard 5V microusb socket. The unique multicolour PCB, and polarised sockets help ensure the correct modules are fitted in the correct orientation in the correct socket.

    • Rapid Development
    • Easy Prototyping
    • Ideal Internet of Things platform
    • Easy sensing
    • Microstack Adapter Board
    Product Brief/Fact sheetMicrostack Base Board (.pdf)
    Applications Librarymicrostack-IoT (.html)

    How much load does it add to the Pi's 3V3 regulator - what is its limit?

    Why do you have to remove the link when using the Base Board's MicroUSB power input?

    What user access is available through the I/O pins on the Pi's header?

    What libraries do the devices use?

    Are the I/O lines buffered?