New Kickstarter brings portable power to the Raspberry Pi Zero – Juicebox Zero

Ryan Moore has been in touch. He and a small team are running a new Kickstarter to fund the Juicebox Zero. The Juicebox is an add-on board for the Raspberry Pi Zero that will power it from a LiPo/LiOn battery source with a JST-PH connector. It will also charge the battery via a microUSB power source. It’s similar to the Adafruit Powerboost 1000C but instead of being a breakout board-style accessory, the Juicebox plugs directly into the GPIO pins of the Zero. It’s a neat solution to make the Zero portable. You can pledge $35 (plus shipping) to get hold of one and this will help the team towards their (ambitious!) $35k target. Check out the Kickstarter here.

UPDATE: Ryan’s been in touch – UK people can now get the Juicebox shipped to them for $5 rather than the $35 previously stated. Just pick the correct pledge-level to take advantage of this offer.

7 comments for “New Kickstarter brings portable power to the Raspberry Pi Zero – Juicebox Zero

  1. Brian Williams
    30 July 2017 at 3:13 pm

    This is NOT a serious contender for the Adafruit. 5$ shipping for the US, $35 everywhere else. Why the heck aren’t they upfront that they are only interested in US backers? SEVENTY dollars for the SAME functionality as something that costs $29 from Amazon. Because it plugs in? Give me a break! Even in the US, it would be $40 vs $20. With all the “joys” of interminable kickstarter delays, promises yadda yadda.

    Razzzzzz

    • Michael Horne
      31 July 2017 at 9:16 am

      I happen to agree with you! $35 is such a rip-off for shipping. I actually prefer the Adafruit stuff _because_ it doesn’t plug in – more flexible, doesn’t take up the rest of the GPIO.

  2. Ryan Moore
    1 August 2017 at 5:10 am

    Hey guys! Ryan Moore here :). Definitely an oversight on our part for the $35 shipping fee. We’re looking into getting it much cheaper so everyone can enjoy Juicebox Zero!

  3. Ryan Moore
    2 August 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Ryan again. An update to my post above: it’s now official that we can offer $5 shipping to anywhere in the UK. Michael, if you wouldn’t mind considering adding an update to your post about our shipping change, we would appreciate it! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/285597088/juicebox-zero-raspberry-pi-zero-battery-management/posts/1953159

    • Michael Horne
      2 August 2017 at 10:15 pm

      Thanks for letting me know, Ryan. Updated the post.

      • Ryan Moore
        3 August 2017 at 9:02 pm

        Much appreciated, thanks for the feedback.

  4. Ryan
    23 January 2018 at 7:13 am

    FYI, we’ve relaunched this campaign, making a lot of the requested changes. We’ve already funded! There is still time to back it. bit.ly/juiceboxzeroboard

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