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An all-in-one development platform featuring a Raspberry Pi, an Arduino, a HDMI display screen and a breadboard area.

Craig HissettCraig Hissett 09/19/2015 at 23:194 Comments

While I work on finishing the the coding on my PiVidPlayer Project I can't stop thinking about getting started on this one already!

I have my K(V)M Switch next in line, but may have to elevate this one. That being said, the Switcher would work great with this whenit's alongside another PC to reduce keyboard/mouse requirements.

One thought I have had is to include some kind of phone holder for my Samsung Galaxy S4 mini. Why?

I am open to any suggestions - please leave a comment! :-)


Stefan Lochbrunner wrote 09/20/2015 at 02:15 point

Interesting idea. What about making the holder a separate module with the same profile that can be attached electrically (power & USB) and mechanically if required or used stand-alone? Then you could also make the KVM switch as a matching module.

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Craig Hissett wrote 09/20/2015 at 07:07 point

That's a great idea!

I hadnt thought of making it detachable! If i move my main power to the back it will free up the side to create some kind of modular connection point.
I definitely need to get designing!

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Stefan Lochbrunner wrote 09/20/2015 at 11:05 point

Come to think of it, you could do the same thing for the breadboard and house the Arduino in it. So if you work on a software-only project you could detach it to save space, use it stand-alone as well and even add more modules if you need more breadboard space. However, in that case there's again the problem of where to put the RPi GPIO.

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Craig Hissett wrote 09/20/2015 at 12:20 point

I would like to keep the arduino as part of the main unit buddy; I am more likely to be using the Arduino more than just the Pi, to be honest :-)

I very much lile thebidea of having one end reserved for modular expansion with my phone et al, but keep the other side as is :-)

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