0x33: perfboard Pi Top Module

 

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Background

The Pi Top is becoming a popular platform for software development using the Raspberry Pi singleboard computer. However, interfacing hardware to the Pi Top can be challenging, since the hub does not conform with the RPi GPIO header. This module enables easy perfboard prototyping and connections to the 34-way Pi Top hub.

Function

This design breaks out the conventional 40-way RPi GPIO from the 34-way Pi Top hub connector and allows small ad-hoc prototyping circuits to be easily interfaced to the Pi Top. The board is ideal for testing ideas, before moving on to designing a full-blown dedicated circuit board.

License terms
The 0x33 design is published under the Creative Commons Unported 3.0 License.  I do not profit from this design, neither should you. You are welcome to adapt, modify, and redistribute this design as long as the license terms are respected.

Physical size of PCB

100 mm (width) by 56 mm (height). Double-sided.

Rendering and photos

 

DipTrace 3D rendering, frontside with components

 

DipTrace 3D rendering, backside with components

 

 

0x33 module mounted in a Pi Top 2

 

Bill of materials

1 pcs. 2×20, 2.54 mm pitch male header

1 pcs. 2×17, 90 degree, 2.00 mm pitch, male header

 

Estimated cost

A break-away header and a male angled header should not cost more than EUR 2,-.

 

Downloads

Schematic PDF: 0x33_schematic

DipTrace v. 3 schematic file: 0x33_schematic

DipTrace v. 3 PCB design file: 0x33_ratlined_public

Gerber files: 0x33_Gerber

 

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