Developers, hobbyists, Arduino or Raspberry Pi enthusiasts looking to combine both Raspberry Pi and Arduino systems in the same project may be interested in a new shield for Arduino created by BurgessWorld Custom Electronics. Priced at $25.95 the Raspberry Pi Zero (W) Shield for Arduino is now available to purchase from the awesome Tindie website and allows users to combine the power of a Raspberry Pi Zero (W) mini PC with the flexibility of Arduino.
The Arduino-compatible shield is highly compatible and allows you to mount and power a Raspberry Pi Zero or the new Zero W mini PC and communicate with an Arduino-compatible micro-controller via Serial(UART), SPI, I2C, or Logic-level pin signalling. The shield is fully configurable with jumpers to connect or disconnect each Raspberry Pi and Arduino pin from the level-shifters to allow for full use of all pins and ports. The shield supports Arduino compatible micro-controllers that use the standard UNO R3 header such as the Mega, Due, UNO, Duemilanove, etc and clones.
“Serial configuration jumpers allow for connecting the Raspberry Pi UART to the Arduino hardware serial port or Arduino pins 7 and 8 for use as a softwareserial port (this is Serial Port 3 on my Arduino-Teensy board). If the jumpers are removed, you can use the included jumper wires to connect the Pi UART to any pins on the Arduino board – this is required for boards such as the Arduino DUE as the DUE does not support softwareserial and holds the hardware serial port high, preventing the Raspberry Pi from communicating on it. Using the included jumper wires allows you to connect to one of the DUE’s additional serial ports for full serial compatibility.”
For more details, full specifications and purchasing options jump over to the Tindie website by following the link below.