RPI-CONSOLE-U

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Features

  • Console port
    • Talk to your Raspberry Pi over USB without a keyboard/mouse/monitor or Ethernet connection.
    • 115200 baud
  • USB Micro-B connector mounted on the bottom of the card
  • Jumper selectable - power the Pi from your computer's USB port.
  • Transmit/receive LEDs
  • Works with Raspbian (NOOBS does not send boot to this port)
  • (3) Pi Connector options - extender allows daughtercards to be added oon top
    • 26-pin extender connector works with Model A and Model B Pis
    • 40-pin extender connector works with Model A+ and Model B+ Pis
    • 26-pin non-extender connector works with all Model Pis

Options

Extended 26-pin Connector

From RPI-CONSOLE page

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Extended 40-pin Connector

From RPI-CONSOLE page

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Low profile 26-pin Connector

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Driver

Windows Driver setup

Prototype Qualification Tests

Qualification Testing

Factory Acceptance Tests

Test Station design

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Test Procedure

  • Test setup as above
  • Test setup powered down
  • Install UUT (RPI-Console card being tested)
  • Disconnect USB cable to Arduino (not used for power)
  • Install P1 jumper on UUT (power the test station from the RPI-CONSOLE)
  • Connect USB cable from Test Computer (laptop) to UUT
  • Boards should power up
  • Run putty on Test Computer (laptop)
  • Look in Device manager to make sure COM port was added
  • Select COM port in putty
  • Hit reset on Arduino Shield or attached to GVSDuino
  • Verify the message comes back
The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog
0123456789
asdfghjkl
Hit keys to test
  • Type and verify that the character comes back
  • Disconnect USB to RPI-Console

Specs

External links

Assembly Sheet

Rev X3 (vs X2)

  • Moved "Power Pi from USB" connector to center of card

Rev X2 (vs X1)

  • Moved connector slightly closer to the edge
  • Made USB connector PWB pads longer

Rev X1 Checkout

  • Micro USB mounting holes fit well
  • Connector could be slightly farther to the edge
  • USB connector PWB pads were too short - trimmed pins to fit
  • Ordered 3 more from OshPark new X2 rev