Today we’re getting a bit interactive. I decided to do a mailbag video, showcasing six of the things people have given me or sent in over the last few months. The items in question are…
- Traffic Hat
- Official Raspberry Pi wifi dongle
- Shortcrust Plus Pi 2 (& B+) case
- Unicorn Hat
- Witty Pi
You Tell Me Which One You Want Reviewed In More Depth
I’m off abroad soon. I haven’t got room in the case to take all of these items. Let me know which is the most interesting to you and I’ll take it, for further investigation. The video should give you an idea which product(s) are of interest to you…
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PiUPS is an Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) for the Raspberry Pi, which allows you to protect your Pi from a mains power outage. It runs from 6 AA cells. You can get one here for about €30
Traffic Hat is a simple LED/Button/Buzzer Hat from Ryanteck. It costs £7.75 and you can get one here.
Official Raspberry Pi WiFi Dongle
This launched a few weeks ago without much of a fanfare. It’s designed by the Raspberry Pi engineers and uses a Broadcom chip. It’s got really good range, from what I’ve been told. You can get one here for £6
Shortcrust Plus Pi Case
The Shortcrust Plus is a Raspberry Pi case. It’s an update of the original Shortcrust case for the B+ and Pi2 B. I think it’s a real improvement on the original Shortcrust design. You can get one here for £8.99
The Unicorn Hat is has an array of 64 3-colour LEDs which are really bright and can be used for lots of different display functions or mood lighting. It’s made by Pimoroni and you can get one here for £24.
Witty Pi is a power management and real-time clock board for the Pi. It’s from UUGear in the Czech Republic and is extremely keenly priced at £10. You can get one here.
Let us know which product you’d like to know more about. Use either the comments here or the Youtube video comments. I may also set up a G+ poll once this blog post has gone live.
The Witty Pi took over half of the vote (53%) by ‘decision date’, which was Friday 10th July 2015. So that board will be reviewed in due course. I also picked out the official Raspberry Pi dongle for further attention (I had to remove one from the G+ poll as it only allows 5 options).