PiGateway upgraded to MightyBoost

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Felix of LowPowerLab writes:

Enter MightyBoost – a multi purpose PSU that can supply the power a Pi needs, and also be controllable by a Moteino (including wirelessly controllable if needed) such that it would duplicate the functionality of ATXRaspi. And most importantly to be able to run it on battery backup in case power is lost, to avoid SD card corruption and downtime. Also it can monitor the battery (via Moteino A7) and shutdown the Pi in time before the battery runs out, as a last resort. Without a Moteino it can be used as a general purpose 5V boost-from-lipo power supply, that can also charge your tablet/iPhone/droid/etc.

I have now upgraded my Pi gateway to using MightyBoost. I had to lasercut a new mid layer for my existing Pi Gateway lasercut case…

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4 Comments

    1. so you put a battery on a Raspberry Pi, then monitor it with… a custom Arduino?
      With a radio that calls your (main driven) PC and tells you there’s no power?

      Sounds a bit like a solar powered tanning lamp to me…

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