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New: Dexter Industries BrickPi+

BrickPi-BoardDexter Industries have released a new version of their very successful BrickPi, the BrickPi+.  It sports quite a number of improvements over its predecessors:

  • It now plays nice with EV3 sensors, that’s very cool.
  • It has better motor protection by adding a more powerful motor controller chip, which has improved back-EMF and overheating handling.
  • You can keep track of your battery’s power, which is handy if you want to find a safe spot to park your robot before the juice runs out.
  • A very nice looking, enclosed case with sensor and motor labels engraved on it.
  • A more robust power connection using a standard 5V barrel connector.
  • The firmware has had a complete overhaul.
  • It looks like it sits more comfortably on the smaller Raspberry Pis (A+, B+ V2)


All the software is open source, of course and readily available on Github.  You can read the original post on DI’s website here: [LINK].

About Xander

Xander Soldaat is a Software Engineer and former Infrastructure Architect. He loves building and programming robots. He recently had the opportunity to turn his robotics hobby into his profession and has started working for Robomatter, the makers of ROBOTC and Robot Virtual Words.