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MyPiFi LED board

A project in Wantage, UK by Paul Brown

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An LED board for the Raspberry Pi pocket computer, ideal for beginners and those wanting to learn to solder and program.
Backers: 126
Average Pledge Per Backer: £10

Funded: £1,300 of £800
Dates: Jun 11th -> Jul 11th (30 days)
Project By: Paul Brown
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Latest News

5 hours to go, stickers for everyone

July 11th - via:
Nearly there now just 5 hours to go, thank you so much everyone for supporting this campaign, there be a sticker for everyone, now that they have arrived.  Again many many thanks to everyone for everything, the tweets, the backing and to Lewis at... (Read More)

Final 28 hours

July 10th - via:
That's it we down to the final 28 hours, 172 kits pledged for and 147% funded, can we hit 200% funded? I Like to think we can. I will be sitting down at the weekend to get the website up and code listed along with writing documentation and all other... (Read More)

Less than 48 hours to go

July 9th - via:
48 hours to go and 142% funded all kits are now just awaiting the pcb boards. The pcb boards are being coated and tested for quality before they start full production. The excitement level is at fever pitch as we count down the hours. Many thanks for... (Read More)

Soldered kits?

July 8th - via:
What do you all think to me adding a reward of soldered kits for an extra £3 a kit? Also if you like this option how many would you buy?  (Read More)

Gpio headers arrived

July 7th - via:
 They arrived three days early, but it's not all.  I've also packed them into the kits, just one more thing to go in and they are still being drilled at the pcb fabricators ragworm uk. It's now just after 4 am and 59 hours to go!!!!  (Read More)

3 days to go and 500 kits made up

July 7th - via:
500 mypifi kits I spent the evening last night making up kits with the LEDs, resistors and button switches ready for the gpios that arrive at the end of this week and the pcbs next week. As you can see the wheels have been turning and with the above... (Read More)

150 boards sold with 4 days to go

July 6th - via:
An excellent day at the Cambridge Raspberry Jam yesterday, great to be able to put names to faces and thank you all for the support. We have now hit over 130% funding with 100 hours to go till the end of funding. We are certain we can have all kits... (Read More)

Come see mypifi at Camjam cambridge today

July 4th - via:
Mypifi are at the Cambridge Raspberry Jam today, come see the board in the flesh. If you can't I will be doing a talk at 3.45pm which if you go to and follow the link can watch my presentation being streamed along with other great... (Read More)

Led board production line

July 3rd - via:
Production line Today arrived the LEDs except stretch goal ones.  So tonight I have been running a little production line and have made over 100 kits up minus gpio and pcb board. This means when the boards and gpio s get here that I could have kits... (Read More)

A week to go

July 3rd - via:
With one week left to go the excitement levels have gone through the roof here at MyPiFi towers. We have updated the video on kickstarter to demo the board stacked up and working and have been told there is a way to program them that the LEDs on both... (Read More)

Board update

July 1st - via:
Confirmed prices for the atomic green boards, the price is double to what I hoped as I did use the prices of plain standard colour in my original funding price, but not to worry. As soon as I get pictures of them I will post them up which should be... (Read More)

Goods starting to arrive

June 30th - via:
T shirt for this weekends Cambridge jam has arrived so you can spot me in amongst the 140+ people should you have any questions. Jiffy envelopes, sealable bags for the kits to go in have also arrived in past few days. Still awaiting on the main bits... (Read More)

Chance to win a MyPiFi LED Board

June 29th - via:
Waking up today in an extremely happy mood seeing we are now 115% funded with 97 backers and everything is on track. I've decided to give out a limited edition v2 board (the kickstarter is for v3 with new pin layouts) over the coming days to the best... (Read More)

12 days to go.

June 28th - via:
Just a quick update with just over a week left. Love Southend have written a review of the recent raspberry jam featuring the MyPiFi LED Board A look on... (Read More)

All systems go.

June 26th - via:
14 days left of the campaign and now 109% funded. Everything has been ordered except the pcb boards which a revised price is being composed for the colour which shouldn't be too much. Some more reviews and some olds ones today as we look for the... (Read More)

Update on progress

June 26th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

105% funded thank you

June 24th - via:
We still have two weeks to go and according to various kickstarter following stats pages we could end up being 220% funded which would mean we would be able to negotiate better prices from suppliers. I have added as a stretch goal and a thank you... (Read More)

FUNDED many thanks

June 24th - via:
We have only just hit funding in less than two weeks but know we can easily double it. I have already started ordering the parts to help speed things up so a HUGE BIG THANK YOU to you all.  (Read More)

86% funded and early shipping

June 24th - via:
As of time of writing this update we are 86% funded in just under two weeks which is brilliant. As soon as we hit funding level I can start to look at ordering some of the parts. kickstarter won't pass on the money till about two weeks after the... (Read More)

80% funded

June 23rd - via:
Just been going through all the updates and just cannot believe how far we have come. So far we have managed to get all kits to come with extended headers and PCBS made in the uk. We have also listened to you and changed one of the pins so the i2c... (Read More)

Wow getting close

June 22nd - via:
The attached picture was sent to me today showing the fun that those who have never soldered before we're having at the Southend Raspberry Jam yesterday. We hada good surge of new backers and are now 77% funded with about 31 more kits to sell to be... (Read More)

40 kits to go

June 21st - via:
19 days to go and an excellent response after the board was Demo'd today at Southend-on-sea Raspberry Jam. just 40 kits and 19 days and we have done it, don't forget to keep spreading the word.  (Read More)

Sloooow 24 hours plus another review

June 19th - via:
It's been a slow 24 hours with just a couple of backers so please help spread the word. We have also slightly changed the board design to allow access to the i2c. I'm away this weekend so any questions might take a while to reply to. Here is the... (Read More)

Slight board change for the better

June 19th - via:
I hate doing more than one update a day, but an important point was brought up today which has led to a pin change. Red led was on GPIO 4 is now on GPIO 17 freeing up GPIO 4 which now can be used for i2c and 1-wire peripherals. I'm sure you will all... (Read More)

£319 to go or 53 kits

June 19th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

60% funded and need your input

June 18th - via:
Wow that was a busy day yesterday, with a thankful push on twitter by the Raspberry Pi foundation which we really appreciated. I have just been speaking to the board manufactors and it looks as if we can start looking at different colour boards. So... (Read More)

50% funded :) and ideas for your ledboard

June 17th - via:
Thank you so much everyone we are now 50% funded in less than a week if everyone could get one person each to match their pledge we be funded over night :) The LED board is not just to teach how to program traffic lights, here are some ideas of other... (Read More)

44% funded in 5 days

June 16th - via:
We became 44% earlier today, this has led to more investigations into uk production and I can confirm now that all pcbs will be UK MADE, we will also be trying to source many of the parts through uk suppliers, this will hopefully spread up lead times... (Read More)

Demo code now available

June 15th - via:
Zachary Igielman has written some great demo scripts to get you started with the MyPiFi LED Board here's details how to get it: To download: (sudo apt-get install git-core IF YOU DON'T HAVE GIT INSTALLED) sudo git clone... (Read More)

Assembly guide

June 14th - via:
Hi, I was trying to keep this down to just one update a day, but wanted to show you the assembly guide I have just written so you can see how easy it is to build.  (Read More)

More reward options

June 14th - via:
A few more enquiries for extra kits has allowed me to add more rewards of kits in twos, threes, fours and fives. Feel free to adjust which reward you want to back. Any problems feel free to contact me.  (Read More)

Pin out details

June 13th - via:
A few backers have asked for pin details so they can start writing some excellent scripts, the pin details are as follows: Red gpio7 bcm4 header 7 Amber gpio3 bcm22 header 15 Green gpio9 (miso) bcm9 header 21 Button ce1 bcm7 header 26 I hope this... (Read More)

Demo video of traffic light python script

June 12th - via:
Thanks to Zac, a member of the Raspberry Pi community who has written a demo python script to run the mypifi LED board. Here is the link to the YouTube video:  (Read More)

Many thanks so far

June 12th - via:
Many thanks everyone so far, 28% funded in 24 hours, but still a way to go. Please tweet and spread the word so we can make this a success, if we can hit 500 kits sold I will bring in the option for another colour. At the moment we are going with... (Read More)

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