Start Date: 8/26/13 07:00 PM
End Date: 9/16/13 07:00 PM
Kits Offered: 5
by  tszakacs  on Feb 6, 2014
I control some of my home appliances with Raspberry Pi. The PiFace is a great product to play with, but it's limitations are strict. So the two relays I need to control anything with. Now I can turn on and off my printer remotely, not only lamps and coffee machine. Thanks!
by  dwinhold  on Jan 6, 2014
<br /> <br /> The Pirack gave me a great idea at first, join Pi’s together via the rack and make a Beowulf Cluster. This was a complete failure, I could power the Pi’s but that was it and only one at a time due to the power demand. The Cluster itself is run through a network switch as well it has one master and the rest are slaves. So I had to change my whole review on the Pirack that I had planned. I did create a Beowulf Cluster attaching the Pirack to the master computer. After a lot of planning, trial and error I assembled the Cluster. Now, for the programming of Linux to make the master Pi run the slaves. I will do an in-depth report on how to create a Beowulf cluster later on my blog as that is not what the review is about. My first impression: All around look...
by  reinouddelange  on Nov 16, 2013
First of all: thanks for selecting me to review this item! I have been selected to review the PiFace in a previous roadtest. One observation was that when you use the PiFace you cannot connect other components to your Raspberry Pi which would use the same connector. With the PiRack this problem is solved. I must say that I was surprised by the quick delivery of this item (way faster than the PiFace!). To test the PiRack I had the following project in mind: Use the PiRack to connect PiFace Digital and PiDapter for Adafruit Servo driver to Raspberry Pi. In this way I could use the PiFace and use servos too! So for this project I used a servo driver board from Adafruit http://www.adafruit.com/products/815 (hope you don't mind me mentioning them here... :-) if you do: my...
by  bhaveshj  on Oct 29, 2013
TheThe The Pi-Rack is simply an interface extension for the Raspberry Board. I am implementing the computer vision based algorithm for the driver assistance. The above pic shows the interface i am trying to do.(Interface shield not ready yet, so not attached) Quite frankly the product is not much of use as expected.
by  gregoryfenton  on Oct 28, 2013
I have been offered the opportunity to review an interesting piece of hardware for the Raspberry Pi single board computer.<br />The item is the PiRack designed by PiFace. Visually the PCB is a dull green, matt and plain looking. There is very little documentation about the board. One of the aims of this review is to provide some useful information about the board. The purpose of the board is to allow multiple addons to be used simultaneously, thus expanding the potential of the Raspberry Pi. As it is designed the board can host 4 other addons. If you were to use multiple PiRack boards this could be expanded to a potential 7 boards. The board is designed to be fitted to the GPIO pins of the Raspberry Pi in a vertical orientation which means that it will not fit standard cases. One of...