Picture of the Day: PiRack connects multiple IO boards to the Raspberry Pi
element14, in collaboration with Dr Andrew Robinson (creator of PiFace Digital), is launching PiRack, a carrier card allowing users to connect multiple I/O boards, including Embedded Pi and PiFace Digital to the Raspberry Pi (via its GPIO connector).
PiRack’s ability to connect up to four expansion boards makes it ideal for the classroom and offers users increased flexibility in their development projects. One PiRack can host four expansion boards but it can also be daisy chained to provide even more expansion.
The low cost and flexibility of PiRack is directed towards educational use as well developer projects. The ability to work with multiple boards allows teachers to move through the learning journey from beginner, intermediate to advanced projects with their students with applications limited only by the imagination. This is especially relevant given the recently proposed reforms to the education curriculum in England from September 2014, which place a greater emphasis on teaching programming skills to both primary and secondary-level school children.
It’s available in the UK from CPC.
See also: PiFace: Raspberry Pi I/O board
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