Raspberry Pi Buffer Board: simply and affordably protect your RPi GPIO

February 6, 2019 | 15:28
Working with a Raspberry Pi is all fun and games, until electrostatic discharge or a high voltage blows up the GPIO port. You don't want to destroy your favourite compact computer, right? Fortunately, Elektor offers a simple, affordable solution — the Raspberry Pi Buffer Board, which you can purchase on GroupGets for only $22 (~ €19.32) if you join the group buy by Saturday, February 9, 2019.
Raspberry Pi Buffer Board
Raspberry Pi Buffer Board: now on GroupGets.


Elektor launched a campaign for the board (PCB 150719-1) several weeks ago on GroupGets.com, a group-buying platform aimed at electronics engineers, makers, hackers, DIYEers, and audiophiles. Dozens of RPi-loving designers have backed the campaign since its launch. Now it is your turn to get involved. The campaign ends in a few days, so join soon and get the board for a great price!

Raspberry Pi Buffer Board Basics

The 150719-1 board is an excellent tool for preventing damage to your RPi. Designed to connect any PCB safely to an RPi, it duplicates the RPi header and keeps the same pinout. Let’s review the board’s specifications, features, and benefits:
 
  • Full bidirectional buffering of all GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi
  • Suitable for 1.2 V to 5.5 V supply
  • ESD-safe
  • Features Texas Instruments TXS0108E ICs

Join the Group Buy

Joining the group buy on GroupGets.com is simple. Visit the campaign page and click Join This Buy. You can then order the quantity you need.
 
  • Unit Deliverable: Elektor’s 150719-1 board with SMT parts mounted, THT parts (pin headers) separate and unmounted
  • Unit Price: $22.00
  • Campaign End Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2019 08:40:00 -0800
  • Factory Lead Time: 8 weeks
  • Shipping Details: GroupGets handles shipping.

Want to know more about GroupGets? Check out Elektor’s interview with the company’s founder, Ron Justin. And stay tuned for future Elektor group buys on the platform. A new campaign is in the pipeline.
 
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