PiLeven Arduino Compatible Expansion for Raspberry Pi

SKU: FT-PILV
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$42.90
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Description

The PiLeven is an Arduino Uno compatible board that fits directly onto a Raspberry Pi, giving you the best of both worlds. You can run a full operating system on the Pi with whatever high-level management software you like, while using the PiLeven for I/O using its Arduino R3 shield headers.

The two boards communicate with each other via a serial connection passed through the Raspberry Pi header. They can also use I2C to communicate.

No custom programming interface is required, you can use the unmodified Arduino IDE or any Arduino Uno compatible programming method for the PiLeven.

The PiLeven also features a switchmode power supply which is passed through to the Raspberry Pi, allowing you to run them using any 7-18Vdc power supply. Very handy!

(Raspberry Pi not included.)

Features

  • ATmega328P MCU at 16MHz
  • 5V operation with level shifters to communicate with Raspberry Pi at 3.3V
  • High efficiency switchmode power supply that can also power the Raspberry Pi (input 7-18Vdc)
  • Reprogram the PiLeven from the Raspberry Pi
  • Arduino R3 headers for full shield compatibility
  • Prototyping area to add your own parts
  • Fits many Raspberry Pi Models:
    • Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
    • Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+
    • Raspberry Pi 1 Model B

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Technical Specifications

 

Microcontroller  
MCU Type Atmel AtMega328p
Operating Voltage 5V (3.3V converter interface for Raspberry Pi)
MCU Clock Speed 16 MHz
PiLeven  
Input Voltage 7-18V DC. Recommended 12-18V DC, 1A current capacity
Digital I/O pins 14 (6 provide PWM output)
Analog Input Pins 6 (analog input pins also support digital I/O, giving 20 digital I/O total if required)
Analog Resolution 10 bits, 0-1023 at 5V AREF is approx 0.00488V; 4.88mV per step
Current Per I/O Pin 40mA maximum
Total Current For I/O Pins 200mA maximum
Current For 5V Output 3A maximum (includes 100mA for Microcontroller, and power for Raspberry Pi)

If using the full 3A output (ie lots of high-current USB devices attached to the Pi), then we recommend connecting a DC input power supply that is rated for 2A if 12V, 1.5A if 15V, or 1.2A if 18V.

Memory  
Flash Memory 32 KB Flash Memory, of which 1 KB is used by bootloader
SRAM, EEPROM 2 KB SRAM, 1 KB EEPROM
Communications  
Raspberry Pi Comms Hardware Serial & I2C connected from Raspberry Pi to microcontroller.

Connections can be disabled by cutting solder jumpers on board, if required.

Serial 1 x hardware USART, SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface), 1 x I2C
Other Many other one-wire, multi-wire, LCD and expansion devices supported by free code and libraries.

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FAQ

How do you Ship your Raspberry Pis?

We ship via Australia Post eParcel from our Sydney warehouse.

Australia Post picks up from us daily.

Asll shipping methods we use have tracking.

Do you ship from Sydney, Australia?

All our products ship from our warehouse in Sydney, Australia.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal.

We also accept purchase orders from educational and government institutions on 30-day terms.

You're automatically approved if you're a school, university, or state or federal government department or agency.

What is your return, exchange and warranty policy?

Returns

We accept returns for faulty products, but will first work with you to help get your Raspberry Pi working again.

99% of the time there it is not the Raspberry Pi that is faulty.

If you need help, reach out to us on help@littlebird.com.au.

Change of Mind

We are happy to accept a return for a "change of mind", however, you will need to cover the cost of any merchant fees associated with the return. Goods need to be in an "as new" state.

What's the warranty on your Raspberry Pis?

You can have peace of mind knowing that Raspberry Pi is backed by a 1-year warranty, and thanks to rigorous quality assurance testing in the UK factory, you can be sure that your Raspberry Pi will stay in good working condition.

How long does shipping and delivery take?

At our Sydney, Australia warehouse, we provide fast and reliable shipping. To go even further, we have created our own Raspberry Pi powered Robot called Bishop.

How long does delivery take?

Australia Post picks up from us daily. If you're within the Australia Post next day network you can usually expect your order to arrive the next day if ordered with Express Post before 2pm.

80% of Australian addresses covered and you probably already know if you're in the network.

How can I track my order?

When we ship your order (which we do daily), we send you a tracking link.

If you haven't received a tracking link, please email us on help@littlebird.com.au .

How do I contact customer service?

You can call us on 1300 240 817 or email help@littlebird.com.au .

Do you have a secure website?

Yes, our website is secure and we use the latest security features to ensure your data is always kept safe.

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