Ryanteck launches USB compatible Raspberry Pi GPIO header on Kickstarter


Ryan Walmsley of Ryanteck has just launched a new Kickstarter. This time, it’s for a very innovative product called the RTK.GPIO (the jury is still out on the name ūüėČ ). It connects to any computer (including the Pi) via USB cable and has a full 40-pin GPIO header. It allows you to use selected¬†Raspberry Pi add-on boards and basic electronic components by programming it via Python from the host computer. It’s ideal if you want to do things ‘The Pi Way’ and don’t happen to have a Raspberry Pi itself, and also gives you the ability, for example, to use two HATs at the same time – one on the Pi’s 40-pin header, one on the RTK.GPIO. It’s also a natural ‘port expander’ – you can light up an awful lot of LEDs! There’s details of the board, including technical details, over on Kickstarter.

There are Earlybirds at £9 (plus very reasonable postage) and then standard at £10 (plus postage).

Take a look at the campaign here.

2 comments for “Ryanteck launches USB compatible Raspberry Pi GPIO header on Kickstarter

  1. Zak Zebrowski
    26 April 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Done & done.

  2. 27 April 2016 at 8:00 am

    Although Ryan is selling these at a low price considering the small quantity, I’m wondering how this is better than using a PiZero which is even cheaper because of the extremely large production runs. Suitable s/w on the PiZero would surely do the same thing and possible more capably?
    I like STMicro ARM devices, so I can see the attraction of what Ryan is doing. In the end, I guess there is room for everyone.

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