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MotherBone PiOne is a peripheral motherboard for BeagleBone Black and Raspberry Pi

By Swapnil Kale / April 24, 2014 / Computers, Geek, Technology 1054

If you are one those few people who enjoy building projects using either a BeagleBone Black or a Raspberry Pi mini PC, then you might be interested in this new peripheral motherboard called the MotherBone PiOne which has been designed by the guys at APlus Mobile.

The MotherBone PiOne has been designed to provide safe I/O expansion for Linux based systems. The video below will provide further details on the same.

“We were evaluating BeagleBone Black and Raspberry Pi for low cost control systems when we discovered that the modules, as shipped, were fundamentally unusable for anything other than connecting to your PC and programming.

We created a multi-tool: an all-in-one 3.5″ peripheral voltage isolating motherboard for the BeagleBone Black and Raspberry Pi Model B computers and expanded out and isolated all of the default configuration pins that were not being used by BeagleBone Black internal resources. We also created two different on-board communication links between Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black for advanced control functions. Now you are able to run both modules individually or simultaneously in the real world.”

The MotherBone PiOne project currently requires some funding and the project is up at Kickstarter where they are looking to raise enough pledges to transform this concept in to production.

Source: Kickstarter

  • Timothy

    There is now a low cost “barebone” MotherBone PiOne option on the
    Kickstarter page for $140. It has depopulated the three UART’s, so no
    MIDI or Serial ports.