Here you'll find all the extra bits & bobs that are essential to complete the swag bag of any modern maker! We have a huge number of items that will help fill out your maker tool kit, satisfy your cabling requirements or even boost your connectivity and productivity.
Cases, cases, cases!! Here is our extensive range of fantastic cases and enclosures for your maker movement activities. Choose from the slick & sleek, bold & colourful or weird & wonderful. No hobby project is complete without the perfect case to complete the look and fit the application, and here you should have no problem at all in finding the enclosure that is right for you!
Here at Pi Supply, we have our roots in the open-source and educational values provided by the open source community. The Raspberry Pi is such a fantastic educational tool, and these kits open up even more possibilities for anyone to learn about electronics and programming.
We carry a large range of power supplies and power solutions which cater to any need that you might have in your maker adventures. Whether you just need a standard mains supply, to be able to make your projects portable, or something a bit more heavy duty, we've got you covered so you never get caught short.
Inside this part of the shop you can find all the bits and pieces you need for your prototyping needs. Here you can kit out your maker station with tools and consumables, as well as other components such as headers, sensors and accelerometers to bring all those epic ideas to life!
Here you can find the range of everyone's favourite single board computer! The revolutionary Raspberry Pi has brought more possibilities within the grasp of developers than ever before, and here you can get your hands on the board that will bring that next idea to life. The Raspberry Pi has come to us in many shapes and sizes, but whichever model you want or need, this platform is guaranteed to pack a punch!
Take a look at all the original products we have to offer here at Pi Supply! Whether you are looking for self-solder kits or fully assembled HATs, you can explore new horizons with Pi Supply, and do even more to unlock the potential of your Raspberry Pi. Check out our range for LED & IR toys, ePaper applications, power solutions and much more to expand your range of projects.
Pi Supply Switch - On/Off Power Switch for Raspberry Pi
The Pi Supply Switch is the solution to all of your Raspberry Pi power management problems. It is an intelligent, ATX style power supply switch for the revolutionary Raspberry Pi computer. It allows you to leave all of the power wires from the wall wart all the way through to the Pi permanently connected with just the quick push of a switch to turn the power on or off. Simple!
We have made the Pi Supply Switch a self-solder kit which is quick and simple to put together even for an absolute beginner to electronics. This means as well as being a nifty little bit of kit to manage your Pi's power, it is also a great intro to electronics and soldering. As you can see from the pictures the input and output of the switch is fed by a standard USB connection. We even provide you with the USB cable. Once soldered together, it is essentially 'plug-and-play' with your existing 'wall wart' power supply unit. We have even packaged the circuit into a small profile so that it fits neatly into your workstation. The Pi Supply Switch is an essential piece of kit for all Raspberry Pi users!
Pi Supply Switch Features:
Pi Supply Switch printed circuit board (PCB) v1.1
All through hole components for assembly
Flat USB noodle cable
Two free Pi Supply stickers
Comes as a kit - easy assembly with some basic soldering
How does it work?
Once you have finished using your Raspberry Pi, you just shutdown using the sudo halt command, and then a couple of minutes after the full and safe shutdown the Pi Supply Switch cuts the power to the computer. From this point, once again, all you would need to do to restore power to the Pi is touch the on button.
There is also a hard power off button for use in emergencies which immediately cuts the power to your Raspberry Pi. Remember to only use this button when absolutely necessary (e.g. Pi has been frozen for a long time) as it risks the corruption of the files on your SD card if done at the wrong moment.
What makes the Pi Supply Switch superior to other makeshift solutions available is that it allows you to restart the Raspberry Pi using the sudo reboot command without the power turning itself off. Perfect!
You can find the assembly guide and code examples for the Pi Supply Switch at the following links: