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ON Off Shim for pi
« on: May 06, 2017, 02:24:39 pm »
This looks like it might be a nice way to turn on and off a pi using a switch

https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/onoff-shim

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Re: ON Off Shim for pi
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2017, 10:28:10 pm »
Cool. 6 is a lot better than most of those other options.
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Re: ON Off Shim for pi
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2017, 04:06:22 am »
Indeed nice price.
Shame it needs to be soldered to the GP10s though, PnP would be better

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Re: ON Off Shim for pi
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2017, 04:13:05 am »
I'm going to order one as soon as they are back in stock and give it a try

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Re: ON Off Shim for pi
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2017, 11:55:47 am »
Yeah. The soldering sucks. At least it's pass through
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Re: ON Off Shim for pi
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2017, 01:17:43 pm »
Let us know what they are like Matt as 6 is a excellent price.


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Re: ON Off Shim for pi
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2017, 02:15:31 pm »
Indeed nice price.
Shame it needs to be soldered to the GP10s though, PnP would be better

I'm guessing that was done because many people won't want to mount it above the GPIO pins. From the description, it only appears to use a single pin. So it's a bit of a waste to use up another 11 pins just for mounting purposes.

Anyway, it's a nice idea, and long overdue. I can't understand why the RPi designers have never included on on/off switch.
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Re: ON Off Shim for pi
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2017, 02:18:40 pm »
Indeed nice price.
Shame it needs to be soldered to the GP10s though, PnP would be better

I'm guessing that was done because many people won't want to mount it above the GPIO pins. From the description, it only appears to use a single pin. So it's a bit of a waste to use up another 11 pins just for mounting purposes.

Anyway, it's a nice idea, and long overdue. I can't understand why the RPi designers have never included on on/off switch.

Nor me tbh.
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Re: ON Off Shim for pi
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2017, 05:40:51 am »
Its back in stock and I've just ordered one.

Might need to buy a new soldering iron as my old one is pretty rubbish.

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Re: ON Off Shim for pi
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2017, 04:12:18 pm »
I ordered a couple to try out. I'll post my results when I've finished installing.

But yeah, why this wasn't built into the Pi is beyond me.

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Re: ON Off Shim for pi
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2017, 04:45:42 pm »
If you're after an easy build option for a pi then the picade is pretty handy. Has the powe switch, joystick controls and an amp built in for 15.

https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/picade-hat

Picked one up a while ago - just need some time to get my head around the os and install attract mode.

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Re: ON Off Shim for pi
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2017, 04:57:27 pm »
Sure would be nice if some of you would stop hitting F5 on that website and let someone else take a look at it.


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Re: ON Off Shim for pi
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2017, 08:27:10 am »
eta prime has a solution for retropie thar only requires a momentary switch. theres even a solution that uses the audio jack to free up the gpio pins

https://youtu.be/4nTuzIY0i3k
https://youtu.be/O2n8Fz0psHk

audio jack
https://youtu.be/A08IrJ3ECuA


  
 

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