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    • Microstack Adapter Board for Raspberry Pi
    • Microstack Adapter Board for Raspberry Pi
    • Microstack Adapter Board for Raspberry Pi
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    Overview

    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.

    Applications:

    • Rapid Development
    • Easy Prototyping
    • Ideal Internet of Things platform
    • Easy sensing

    Features

    • 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

    Ships With

    • Microstack Adapter Board

    FAQs

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    How much load does it add to the Pi's 3V3 regulator - what is its limit?
    The Microstack Base Board has its own built-in 3V3 regulator for it's own peripherals, so there will be no extra loading onto the Pi's 3V3 line.
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    Why do you have to remove the link when using the Base Board's MicroUSB power input?
    This is to stop the Pi being inadvertantly being fed power from the Microstack base board instead of it's own regulator. Taking the link out isolates the 5V supplies on the boards.
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    What user access is available through the I/O pins on the Pi's header?
    It doesn't allow access all 40 (or 26) of the pins, but it does allow the user to access some pin functions such as SPI, I2C, serial and GPIO lines.
    http://www.microstack.org.uk/assets/pibaseboard/FormattedPiBaseboardgettingstarted.pdf
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    What libraries do the devices use?
    They use the Microstack node Python ones, they can be installed from terminal using sudo apt-get install python3-microstacknode.
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    Are the I/O lines buffered?
    There are no buffers on the board, so care will need to be taken when dealing with them.

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