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PiRingo: Festive Fun for Raspberry Pi GPIO

A project in Derby, United Kingdom by Gareth Davies - 4tronix

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Festive PiRingo boards from 4tronix are a fun way to learn GPIO programming in Python or Scratch with Christmas themed designs.
Backers: 83
Average Pledge Per Backer: £16

Funded: £1,307 of £750
Dates: Nov 18th -> Nov 27th (10 days)
Project By: Gareth Davies - 4tronix
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Latest News

Shipping Plan

November 27th - via:
GeneralIn only 6 hours the Kickstarter campaign will conclude. We have successfully reached our target - Many, many thanks to all our wonderful backers! We have ordered all the parts at risk, in advance of receiving the funding. Following the end of... (Read More)

Updated Scratch GPIO & Production Boards

November 26th - via:
Updated Scratch GPIO Supports PiRIngoJust a brief update to inform backers about the download and usage of Scratch GPIO to support the PiRingo. Simon Walters (@cymplecy) has released a new (development, not final) version of Scratch GPIO. Please see... (Read More)

Fitting PiRingo inside a Case

November 24th - via:
We've been asked a few times if the PiRingo will fit inside a case. The answer for the standard build is "No, because the LEDs and switches are too high to fit". However, with a little ingenuity and removing the switches (which cannot be used inside... (Read More)

Fully Funded & Software Update

November 20th - via:
I was only going to update you with progress on the software, but we've also managed to pass our modest target and are now fully funded! Hurrah! Funding Target PassedNow we want to start thinking about stretch goals and would welcome any ideas from... (Read More)

PCBs Ordered

November 18th - via:
Just a quick update to say that, as we've passed half-way and with 60 boards pledged for, we have now ordered the first batch of production PCBs. These are slightly different from the samples shown in the campaign as we've added rounded corners and a... (Read More)

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