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MoPi: Mobile and 24/7 Power for the Raspberry Pi

A project in Sheffield, UK by Hamish Cunningham

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Hot-swap, uninterruptible, multi-supply mobile power for the Raspberry Pi — and unlimited outdoor adventures.
Backers: 522
Average Pledge Per Backer: £45

Funded: £23,308 of £7,475
Dates: Feb 4th -> Mar 11th (35 days)
Project By: Hamish Cunningham
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Latest News

250% funded: next stetch goal unlocked!

March 4th - via:
Welcome to our new backers, and thanks for taking us to our 250% milestone. We now have the buying power to add timer-based wakeup — tell MoPi what time you want your Pi to wakeup, then power it down and MoPi will boot the Pi as requested. We're... (Read More)

One week to go!

March 3rd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Getting close to our next stretch goal...

February 26th - via:
...and looking forward to seeing some of you at the Raspberry Jamboree in Manchester tomorrow or Friday. Do look us up if you're around -- we'll have a stall with MoPi prototypes and demos and stuff ;-) I'll post another update after the event, have... (Read More)

Busy day! Next stretch goal unlocked...

February 19th - via:
Yesterday was a busy day! We're now 203% funded — thanks to all our new backers! Now we're able to add the ability to mod MoPi for 3.3V operation (overpowering the Pi's on-board regulator and saving the power that is dissipated there, for weight... (Read More)

175%! Second stretch goal unlocked :-)

February 18th - via:
Great — we've passed 175% funding! That means we've got the resource to add these functions to MoPi: Two-way communication. We're moving to I2C for communication between the Pi and MoPi, which will mean complete configurability from the Pi. (It... (Read More)

We're now 150% funded :-)

February 13th - via:
That unlocks our first stretch goals! We've now got the buying power we need to add screw terminals, stackable headers, remoting pads and a self-resetting fuse. Thanks folks!  (Read More)


February 12th - via:
Here are our Stretch Goals (also at the foot of the main page). Thanks to our backers so far we're going beyond our baseline. We've figured out a bunch of extras we can offer in MoPi if we get further (and the level of funding we'll need to make them... (Read More)

A note to existing backers re. stretch goals

February 12th - via:
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After several days hunched over a hot spreadsheet...

February 10th - via:
...we've got some great ideas for things we can add as we rack up more backers... but to be certain that we can really deliver we've a little more checking to do, so we'll take another day before announcing them. ("Yes, Lubo, of course putting a... (Read More)

We're funded!

February 7th - via:
We're funded! Thanks to you! I'll pop round later with a bottle! (Probably.) Seriously, thanks a million. It is fantastic to know that our Pi gizmo has gone from hypothetical good idea to something that the community wants to get its hands on — and... (Read More)

Getting there! And collected feedback and design issues.

February 5th - via:
Well, that was quite a day :-) Near to 70% of our baseline goals are now funded! Thank you! Just as good, we've had a slew of questions and suggestions that are invaluable for evolving the design of the third prototype and our final rounds of... (Read More)

MoPi FAQ up; help needed

February 5th - via:
Thanks a million for your support! And lots of interesting questions, which we've started putting in the FAQ section -- scroll all the way to the foot of the Kickstarter page to see. We're really happy to see that the Pi community likes MoPi -- it... (Read More)

Boffin dreams up smart battery gizmo for Raspberry Pi fiddlers

February 5th - via:
Raspberry Pi-packing makers who are devising mobile projects or seeking to set up stationary Pi-based devices that operate beyond the reach of the mains will get a big jolt of help next May if a new doohickey wins sufficient backing on crowd-funding site Kickstarter. (Read More)

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