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Description: Last time we connected a pie to an electric motor, it made a mess of the kitchen. It turns out that raspberry pie is still a challenge for motors… Raspberry Pi, on the other hand, can totally hook up to all kinds of controls and sensors thanks to the PiFace Digital expansion board!

The PiFace Digital plugs directly into the GPIO port on your Raspberry Pi and adds a whole load of input and output capability. You can detect switch states, drive motors, move actuators, blink LEDs… you know, all the good stuff! Program it any way you want but there’s existing documentation for Python and Scratch! All of the input and output connectors are screw terminals, making it really easy to wire your Pi to all kinds of external systems. If you want to get an interactive project off the ground quickly with Raspberry Pi, the PiFace Digital is a great way to start.

Note: Though the PiFace is electronically compatible with the Raspberry Pi B+, it can NOT physically stack on top of it.

Features:

  • Plugs directly onto the Raspberry Pi GPIO socket
  • Fits Directly over the Raspberry Pi and within the Raspberry Pi’s footprint
  • 2 Changeover Relays
  • 4 Tactile Switches
  • 8 Digital Inputs
  • 8 Open-Collector Outputs
  • 8 LED Indicators
  • Easy to program in Python, Scratch and C
  • Graphical Emulator and Simulator
  • Relays can be used to switch voltages up to 20V (Max) or currents up to 5A (Max)

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Customer Comments

  • Does it work with the model B+ ?

  • Will the PiFace seat into its socket OK with the Raspberry Pi B installed into a PiTin? I ordered a ribbon cable in case it doesn’t, but I would really like to just have it seated on top of the case.

    Is there a separate housing available for the PiFace? Will a different case accommodate both the R-Pi and PiFace combined?

    Thanks, Greg

  • I would like to see some nice opto isolated relays rated for 120/240 Vac so you could make a web enabled outlet. You can’t do much with 5 or 12 V dc.

    • Dave6 / last year * / 1

      Opto would be nice, but from the picture, these are 10A/240VAC relays. That sounds like a web-enabled outlet to me, minus optic isolation. The description says otherwise, which is… confusing.

    • +1 for this.

  • Theres no doc . help tutorials of forums that can help.. its crap

  • Mounting holes would be nice… 8)

  • Is there hardware documentation available anywhere?

    Couldn’t find any on the PiFace website.

    Thanks, Brad

    • There is also a PDF at http://www.element14.com/community/servlet/JiveServlet/downloadBody/55183-102-1-275519/PiFace%20Digital%20Datasheet.pdf.

    • Found it. If you go to “Startup Guides” in the Documents links on the SparkFun product page, look for a document called “pifacedigitaldatasheet.pdf”

      Brad

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