The real reason why there aren’t many DIY maker works after the new Raspberry Pi 5 is launched?

Among technology enthusiasts and DIY maker communities, Raspberry Pi has become the preferred platform for many creative projects with its compact size and powerful functions.

The latest version of Raspberry Pi 5 has a performance improvement of 2 to 3 times and adds PCIe.

Although the Raspberry Pi 5 has improved overall performance, there are not many DIY maker works based on the Raspberry Pi 5 on the market.

What is the reason for this? Today I will share some reasons.

Power supply issues

The high performance of Raspberry Pi 5 places higher demands on the power supply system.

Compared with Raspberry Pi 4, the upgrade of Raspberry Pi 5 not only improves processor performance, but also includes add PCIe port and better USB peripherals driver capability.

So we need to provide a stronger and more stable power supply for Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi 5 needs to use a 5V/5A power input that complies with the PD protocol.

If other power supply solutions are used to Raspberry Pi 5, the USB current output will be limited to 0.6A, and there may even be low voltage/current limit warnings, causing the device to restart frequently.

Therefore, the power supply issue is currently the biggest difficulty in developing Raspberry Pi 5 robot.

How do we solve the power supply problem?

We can upgrade the power supply solution, choose a power expansion board designed specifically for Raspberry Pi 5, integrate the PD protocol and can provide a stable 5V/5A output.

Such as Yahboom power expansion board for Pi 5.

This expansion board can transform 7V~24V battery input voltage to 5V/5A output, thereby powering the Raspberry Pi 5.

And it has PD power supply protocol, there will be no problems such as USB limited current, system warning, and restart.

Another option is to use the existing Raspberry Pi 5 robot expansion board, such as Yahboom ROS robot control board and microROS robot control board.

Both robot expansion boards are optimized for Raspberry Pi 5, which not only solves the power supply compatibility problem, but also provides a hardware foundation for robot project.

In addition to power board and expansion board designed specifically for Raspberry Pi 5, there are other robot platforms based on Raspberry Pi 5.

Such as Yahboom MicroROS-Pi5 Robot/ Transbot SE/ROSMASTER series (X3\X3 PLUS\X1\R2)robot/DOFBOT Robotic arm/ DOGZILLA Robot dog/Muto Hexapod robot.

Interested friends can visit the Yahboom store to learn more:

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