Abel Rodriguez de la Concepcion is a hard-core electronics fan and understands the everyday challenges faced by makers who work on wireless sensor networks and related projects. The constant struggles to get over limitations related to power consumption, cost, and size can demotivate any passionate maker from moving ahead. In order to sort out some of these problems, he designed a simple solution called PiSolMan that is capable of powering up Raspberry Pi Zeo projects in an undisturbed manner. The product is an approved one and the man is working on a Kickstarter Campaign to collect funds for manufacturing of its components.
For now, the PiSolMan is only compatible with Raspberry Pi Zero mainly but it can also support any other 40 pin header version of Pi. The dashboard represents Power Usage, Module Temperature, power, voltage, current information, battery state, and so forth. The complete system has been designed to empower the Raspberry Pi module consistently with a 12 Volt battery connected with a solar panel. This enhances the efficiency of the system by 90 percent. The dimensions of this system go as 6.5 x 3.05 centimeters that fit the Raspberry Pi footprint well. It needs three input/output pins in general. The operation is completely autonomous and alarms have been embedded for power, voltage, and current thresholds. Every single aspect of this product has been customized to coordinate with 5 Volt devices like BeagleBone and Arduino.
It is a commendable trend to see makers developing tools for their personal projects and then giving a free access to all others who may need it. This particular development tarted with Concepcion’s application however it moved ahead with numerous new applications that have been shown on the campaign’s page. The page includes a weather station, remote automation station, wireless camera, remote irrigation system, and so forth.
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