The "Wombat" Raspberry Pi prototyping board is now available!

The "Wombat" Raspberry Pi prototyping board is now available!

The "Wombat" prototyping board for the Raspberry Pi is now available!

It was originally launched on Kickstarter back in March, and after being successfully funded and going into production, shipping began last week and many backers have already received their rewards.

Now that the Kickstarter campaign has successfuly (touch wood!) concluded, I've made the Wombat boards available for sale directly from Gooligum Electronics.

 

The question now is whether there is much of a market for these boards...

I tried to include many of the features that I would find genuinely useful when prototyping designs for products which connect to a Raspberry Pi.

For example, in the photo I'm using a Wombat board to prototype a 4-digit 7-segment LED display that will sit on the RPi's GPIO pins (watch this space...).  While not using every feature, I've found the Wombat board to be very convenient to work with for projects like this.

At other times, I've found the USB serial console connection to be invaluable, and much easier to connect than a traditional "FTDI" cable - and very convenient when already using the Wombat for development.
And for just trying an idea or a little bit of code, the LEDs and pushbuttons have come in handy - as have the analog inputs.

Is it for everyone?  Probably not...  Are the plenty of people out there who like to build things that connect to their Raspberry Pi?  I hope so!

Now that it's available for general sale, we'll see!

 

 

Posted by David Meiklejohn

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