atmosx
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Help to design a the HW for a prototype

Fri May 15, 2015 4:12 pm

I want to create a prototype using a RaspberryPi model B+. I created a list of the things I think that I'm going to need.

I need the following modules connected to an RPi:

1. a camera
2. a thermal printer
3. a display
4. a button
5. an EU power adapter (5V)

1. The camera

I am going to use the standard RPi camera probably. I need the camera as a bar-code scanner.

2. The thermal printer

I would like to use this thermal printer or the PiPsta. The PiPsta is expensive but on the positive note comes with a USB input, so I don't have to mess with GPIOs and (probably) soldering.

Any advise here would be nice.

3. The display

First I was about to settle for a monochrome display. Then I found the ePaper display which is very good looking although way more expensive.

4. A button

I need a to initiate the procedure. A button with some LED would be nice.

Questions

My questions are:

Can all these devices connect to a single raspberry pi board, or do I need some sort of extension?
What else do I need to get all these things attached to the RPi?
Please feel free to share any design tips.

Thanks

atmosx
Posts: 24
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:36 pm
Location: Greece

Re: Help to design a the HW for a prototype

Sat May 16, 2015 8:22 am

Thank for the tips!

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