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Our Boards Compatibility with the Raspberry Pi 4

PowerBlock RPi 4 compatible

The Raspberry Pi 4 was recently released. This post is about our boards and their compatibility with the Raspberry Pi 4. Are our extension boards like the PowerBlock or the ControlBlock compatible with it? The short answer is “yes, with an additional 10K (pull-down) resistor that you can easily add”.

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PowerBlock now with Support for Windows 10 IoT Core

Windows 10 IoT Core is Microsofts offer for developing embedded devices while staying within the whole Microsoft ecosystem. Besides various other hardware platforms you can find the Raspberry Pi as one of those boards that Windows 10 IoT Core can run on.

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All gadgets fully compatible with Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ (TM)

Hi everyone! This is a short post about the compatibility of our boards with the new Raspberry Pi model. As you probably already have heard the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ was recently released.  Compared to its predecessor it offers We checked all our gadgets – the PowerBlock, ControlBlock, and the GamepadBlock – and we are happy to tell you …

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Tutorial: PowerBlock with OSMC

Introduction This is a post as part of a tutorial series about getting to start with the PowerBlock with various images for the Raspberry Pi. In this tutorial we will learn how to use the PowerBlock with OSMC, a free and open source media center.

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Tutorial: PowerBlock with RetroPie

This is a post as part of a tutorial series about getting to start with the PowerBlock with various images for the Raspberry Pi. In this tutorial we will learn how to use the PowerBlock with RetroPie, a very popular distribution for retro gaming.

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Tutorial: PowerBlock with Raspbian

Tutorial: PowerBlock with Raspbian

This is a post as part of a tutorial series about getting to start with the PowerBlock with various images for the Raspberry Pi. In this tutorial we will learn how to use the PowerBlock with Raspbian, the most common operating system for the Raspberry.

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Quick Installation Script for the PowerBlock

Quick Install Script for the PowerBlock

Making the PowerBlock ready to go becomes even easier! The installation of the PowerBlock driver is now a one-liner. We summarised the installation steps that are needed for installing the PowerBlock driver and the service and put all that as an installation script into the driver repository.

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New Revision of the PowerBlock: Increased Flexibility

PowerBlock Top View

The PowerBlock is a small support shield for the Raspberry Pi that provides a power switch functionality. Recently, we have updated the design of the PowerBlock such that it now offers an even greater flexibility regarding the connections with the Raspberry Pi.

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PowerBlock: A Power Switch for the Raspberry Pi

The PowerBlock is an add-on board for the Raspberry Pi (version 1, 2, and 3) models A+ and B+. It provides a microcontroller-based power-switch functionality. This article describes the PowerBlock itself, as well as how to connect a power switch and how to install the driver.

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