New Kickstarter seeks to bring an easy Internet of Things to the Raspberry Pi

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SixFab (and on Twitter) has just launched a new Kickstarter campaign for a series of Internet of Things add-on boards for the Raspberry Pi. The ‘shields’ are as follows:

  • 4G/LTE
  • 3G
  • GSM/GPRS
  • GPS
  • XBee

They are compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi (including the original, which they’ve mis-labelled the ‘A’) and come in a variety of form-factors. These look like well thought-out boards, and well worth a look. Pledges start at a not-unreasonable $19 for the GSM/GPRS board rising to $99 for a 4G board, which again isn’t that bad if you can afford it.

They’ve already started making tutorials for the boards, which proves that they do at least work and there’s a fair amount of support behind them.

Worldwide shipping is included (bravo, guys) and the campaign runs until 17th December seeking to raise $50k. I’ve made a pledge for one of the super earlybird GPRS/GSM shields, just as a punt.

Take a look at the campaign video below or go to Kickstarter here.

2 comments for “New Kickstarter seeks to bring an easy Internet of Things to the Raspberry Pi

  1. Zak Zebrowski
    7 November 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Backed, thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. 14 November 2016 at 11:15 am

    it’s not obvious in this campaign if the shields can be used together – there are no pictures of more than one stacked, and the pin usage appears to show them using the same pins with no mention of addresses etc.

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