mictronics piDrive

Well, I’m very happy with the piDrive I got as pledge from the Kickstarter campaign. Work nice and smooth on a 24/7 base in my personal webserver. But while building some other stuff with Raspberries I had a demand for some more piDrives. Unfortunately the maker of the Kickstarter campaign no longer response, there webpage has not seen any updates for month, almost a year, and there shop shows the piDrive anytime out of stock.

So I fired up my layout tool and put together my own piDrive design, similar to the original one, also based on PL-2571B.

mictronics piDrive

That’s a first prototype. USB wiring is maybe an object to change.

piDrive bottom layer

piDrive top layer

piDrive top components

If you are in for a first batch, drop me a note. michael [AT] mictronics [DOT] de

5 thoughts on “mictronics piDrive

    • I’m waiting for reasonable demand so it will be worth to run a production job. Looking for 100. Got feedback for 8 till now.

  1. I’d be up for a couple of these – especially if anyone knows of a tight enclosure to pack it all in? Would make a neat portable media centre / AppleTV replacement!

    • With 7mm spacers between Raspberry Pi board and piDrive board the whole assembly fits in a Teko Raspberry Pi series enclosure, the one I use in the first picture above (only lower half visible). Some more pictures are here.

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