Is there any way to have access to some GPIO pins so users could gain access and have a breadboard to build/program simple circuits?
I have an idea to create a GPIO breakout board. I have sent them an e-mail asking which pins they are using. Their answer was that information will be available soon.
Agreed. If this is to be an educational tool it must enable access. Otherwise, why not just get a Chromebook. BTW, I always get a communications error with the cable from the GPIO when I query.
There seems to be a considerable silence about this from pi-top management. In particular, how is it proposed to connect HAT modules? Looks impossible without hardware modification.
It looks as though there is a 2mm pitch 17x2 connector on the underside of the Hub board that an accessory board with a right-angled header could plug into. The accessory board would then be mounted onto the pi-top rail arrangement.
Perhaps Pi-Top plan to make such an accessory board that will replicate the HAT connections?
The pi-topProto board shown in the blog looks like the answer to the GPIO problem. Question is will it fit the original pi-top without the magnetic strips. Question 2 is how and when can we get these boards?
Sorry if I am missing something obvious but when I disconnect the 40 pin connector to get access to the GPIO pins, what powers the Pi?