RabbitMax Flex is a Raspberry Pi HAT (add-on board) for rapid prototyping of Internet of Things (IoT). It includes:
- IR transmitter (IR LED)
- IR receiver (IR photo sensor)
- Piezoelectric speaker (buzzer)
- RGB LED
- Slot for modular LCD character display
- Slots for up to 5 plug and play I2C sensors for temperature, barometric pressure, humidity and light
RabbitMax Flex is designed with the free and open source electronics design automation suite KiCAD.
Getting started is super easy. No soldering is required. You can assemble RabbitMax Flex to your Raspberry Pi with your bare hands as shown in the video.
RabbitMax Flex is fully compatible with the Raspbian GNU/Linux distribution and open source sample applications are provided in GitHub. Read the user's manual to learn how to get the source code and to use it. Furthermore you may use the popular open source software project LIRC to control the infrared transmitter and receiver.
RabbitMax Flex is compatible with the following Raspberry Pi models and versions:
- Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
- Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
- Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+
- Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+
- Raspberry Pi 0
I have been working on RabbitMax Flex Raspberry Pi HAT for more than 6 month and now a small batch of boards is on sale at Tindie: https://www.tindie.com/products/anavi/rabbitmax-flex/
RabbitMax Flex is a Raspberry Pi HAT suitable for existing Raspberry Pi customers interested in home automation, software development and Internet of Things. The board is appropriate for embedded programming enthusiasts, GNU/Linux gadget fans, students as well as web and/or mobile app developers. The main usage of the board is embedded software development without the urge of understanding perfectly the hardware. RabbitMax Flex is useful for building do it yourself (DIY) weather station, desk assistant or just rapid prototyping of Internet of Things (IoT).
RabbitMax Flex review and walk through by Francesco Vannini from GarageTech:
RabbitMax Flex unboxing by Philippe RzR Coval:
RabbitMax Flex started as a small hobby project by Leon Anavi in November 2015. The first prototypes of hardware revision 1.0 were ready at the end of June 2016. Next versions followed in August and October and now the project continues to evolve.
For more details visit: http://rabbitmax.com/