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RPi integrated reset switch

Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:34 pm

After seeing this: http://raspi.tv/2012/making-a-reset-swi ... spberry-pi
...I thought it would be even better to fit one of these on the RPi itself:
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however, I found we need to bend the pins in a very unnatural way to make them fit the board....

so.... I was wondering if anyone in here that's more electronically inclined would think of a solution... a tiny switch like that, integrated into the raspberry pi would be great to turn it on, as well as to reset it (withouth the more cumbersome computer reset switch).

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Re: RPi integrated reset switch

Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:53 pm

I need to get my hands on a Rev2 board. Ok, so it'd void a warrenty but still a pretty epic idea. Alot easyer than having to unplug my pi to reset it :D

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as for adding that switch to the pi, Why not still attach the header, and then solder it onto the 2 pin header? Give you a bit more flexibility. Just a thourght
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Re: RPi integrated reset switch

Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:16 am

dan3008 wrote: as for adding that switch to the pi, Why not still attach the header, and then solder it onto the 2 pin header? Give you a bit more flexibility. Just a thourght

Well... it's an idea... but the headers on the switch are so fragile, that I don't see that lasting long.

I made a video using the switch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8gZGH2F ... e=youtu.be

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Re: RPi integrated reset switch

Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:17 am

I've seen some teeny button switches on the MK Jam forum recently. I wonder if one of those could be persuaded to fit? I think it would still have the same issue with distance between the legs though.

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What's needed is a momentary switch with inside leg measurement of 2.54mm :lol: I wonder if such a thing exists?

You want it to stick up just enough so you can press it intentionally, but not so much that it'll be easily possible to press by accident. Putting something on top of a normal height header, would be too high. Although there is still the "touch a metal object briefly to the header" option with just a normal header.

If you were feeling super silly...
(No - hold that thought - I've just had an idea for my next video :lol: )
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Re: RPi integrated reset switch

Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:02 pm

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Re: RPi integrated reset switch

Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:43 pm

alexeames wrote:About that other idea...

http://raspi.tv/2012/the-self-resetting-raspberry-pi :lol:

Now the reboot command can take the scenic route :)

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Re: RPi integrated reset switch

Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:57 am

I was able to install a small PCB push button momentary switch on my Raspberry Pi as a reset button connected to P6.

Full article with links to parts and step-by-step instructions:
http://www.savagehomeautomation.com/pro ... utton.html

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Re: RPi integrated reset switch

Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:28 pm

Very nice :)
I wish this didnt void the warrenty though. But then again, on such a cheep device. I'm going to have to try it. see if i can get it to fit with my modmypi case lol
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Re: RPi integrated reset switch

Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:30 pm

I knew someone would do it! :D

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