Monday, 23 July 2012

Pi Face Video Presentation

Pi-Face Digital enables the Raspberry Pi to control and manipulate the real world. It allows the Raspberry Pi to read switches connected to it – a door sensor or pressure pad perhaps, a microswitch or reed switch, or a hand held button. With appropriate easy to write code, the Raspberry Pi then drives outputs, powering motors, actuator, LEDs, light bulbs or anything you can imagine to respond to the inputs.  It has the following features:
  • Allows you to control lights, motors etc.
  • Sense inputs
  • Creditcard size, stacks on top of Raspberry Pi
  • Buffered to protect the Raspberry Pi
  • Easy to connect with screw terminals
  • Program in Scratch or Python
  • Test with onscreen simulator

Dr Andrew Robinson presented PiFace at the Cambridge RaspberryJam, here is his presentation in full. Thank you to Leon for the high quality video.  

Further details can be found at:


  1. Looks very interesting. Is there a chematic drawing available ? Where can I buy one ?

  2. It's the university of Manchester that is doing this. Try using the Contact Us form and I'm sure they'll be in touch with details.