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Raspberry Pi Zero Node

by blankdesign Mar 27, 2018
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Do you turn your Pi off with your power switch before charging your battery? Or can the Pi take power during that charging process and be okay?

According to this:

The raspberry pi zero W should be able to run off lower voltage than 5V DC, have a look at the section "Voltage"

Great idea but needs reasonably stable 5v not 3.7v ish

Yeah, you need a boost circuit on this, because it has to be able to take the LiIon voltage up to a stable 5VDC in order to run the pi...
Very cool build...but still trying to wrap my head around the idea of what this project can be used for...

Great job - It looks great!
My lid didn't turn out that great - Will redo with supports.
I have the same question as moebrowne. Will the pi run between 3.2v-4.2v.?
I think I will probably put a buck-boost on mine.
What kind of run time do you get?
Thanks Again. This is awesome!

Am I missing something, the maximum voltage you are going to get out of an 18650 is 4.2v but the Pi requires 5v?

Woo! My retro Pi Zero now has an inbuilt UPS :) Thanks mate, perfect.

Hi! Great project and exactly what ive been looking for to make myself. Unfortunately I've tried to slice this in Simplfy3D, Cura, and edit the STL in TinkerCAD but I keep getting extremely small sizes. Can you re-upload?

Hey PixelBay thanks for pointing that out, sorry about that sometimes inventor exports in the wrong units. I have re-uploaded the correctly sized files.