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Brick Pi Raspberry Pi™ Lego™ Mindstorms Adapter By Distributed By MCM (BRICKPIADVANCEDPOWER) MCM Part #28-18170

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Dexter Industries - Brick Pi Advanced Power Daughter Board

The BrickPi is a slide-on board that turns your Raspberry Pi into a robot. The BrickPi helps you connect LEGO® Mindstorms sensors, motors, and parts to easily turn your credit card size computer into a powerful robot.

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The BrickPi allows you to connect up to 4 NXT or EV3 Motors and 5 NXT Sensors. It has a 9V battery power source that powers the motors, sensors, and Raspberry Pi, un-tethering the Pi from the wall. Finally, it has a sturdy case with holes that snap with LEGO® parts.

The BrickPi makes robotics with Raspberry Pi simple. The BrickPi combines the hackable computing power of the Raspberry Pi with easy-to-build, modular LEGO®s.

  • Connect up to 4 NXT or EV3 motors
  • Connect up to 5 NXT sensors, both digital and analog
  • Powers the Raspberry Pi. Free your Raspberry Pi from the wall with the power supply of the BrickPi
  • Attach your LEGO® Technic bricks to the BrickPi case and make an awesome robot!
Technical Specifications
  • Clock: The microprocessor is run on a 16MHZ clock
  • Serial Line: The serial line runs from the Raspberry Pi to the two Arduino chips
  • Power: Power is supplied to the entire unit with a 9V battery which drives power to the motors directly
  • Power Regulation: The 9V battery is regulated to 5V depending on the model: Advanced power uses a step down regulator, and the basic model uses a switching device voltage regulator. The 5V rail supplies power to the BrickPi micro-controller, Raspberry Pi, sensor ports, and indicator LED's
  • Motors: Motors are controlled by the Texas Instruments SN754410
  • PWM Control: Supplied by the Arduino, and power is provided directly by the 9V battery
  • Sensors: Sensors are powered off the 5V regulator. These can be normal digital sensors or analog sensors, which are read by the micro controller
  • Ports: All Ports (sensor and motor) are the Dexter Industries NXT Sockets for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT®
Package Includes
  • The BrickPi Board and a sturdy acrylic case for attaching LEGO components, motors, and sensors.
  • The Advanced Power option doubles the life of your batteries

Dexter Industries has a custom Raspian image that can be downloaded here

The BrickPi family consists of
Part Numbers
MCM Part #:28-18170
Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:0.18 lbs.
RoHS Comp:No
Warranty:30 days
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Length:3.15 in.
Width:2.17 in.
Height:1.18 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No

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