Use Arduino Shields with the Raspberry Pi!
Embedded Pi is a triple-play platform for
Arduino and 32-bit embedded ARM. Blending all three communities together, Embedded Pi
helps you to get the most out of each platform. The Embedded Pi is based on the
STMicroelectronics STM32F103 MCU and form factor compatible with Arduino shields,
it can operate as a bridge between Raspberry Pi and Arduino shields and in standalone
mode as a Cortex-M3 evaluation board.
Depending on the jumper placement on the Embedded Pi, you can select each of the
three modes of operation:
- STM32/Standalone Mode:
The Embedded Pi works as a base platform, the STM32 controls the Arduino shields
directly without the use of Raspberry Pi. It can interface with the outside world
and can control surroundings by sending and receiving input/output using a wide variety
of sensors; like controlling lights, motors, and other actuators.
A quick and easy embedded project can be built in C using CooCox development tools,
a FREE and easy-to-use ARM development tool environment for Cortex-M MCU with flash
programming and debugging capability (CoIDE, CoFlash, CoLinkEx etc), along with the
integrated abundant reusable code shared by CooCox team and CoFans.
- ST-Adapter Mode:
The Embedded Pi STM32 controls the Arduino shields, and the Raspberry Pi works
as the GUI or command line console to send commands/data to and receive data from
Embedded Pi. This is an advanced mode which extends and strengthens the automation
control capability of the Raspberry Pi, taking the advantage of STM32F103 NVIC
(Nested Vectored Interrupt Controller), GPIOs, and more peripherals like ADC and
- Raspberry Pi Mode:
The Embedded Pi works as a hardware connection bridge between Raspberry Pi and
Arduino shields, allowing the Raspberry Pi to interface directly with existing
Arduino shields, having a number of sensors and control to interact with the external
environment. It offers all the possibilities of connecting digital and analog
sensors using the Arduino shield but with the power and capabilities of
The Embedded Pi, Raspberry Pi and Arduino shields together offer a reasonably
powerful embedded development platform with more processing power, greater I/O
and fascinating display quality.
- Triple play platform for Raspberry Pi, Arduino and 32-Bit ARM
- Provides Raspberry Pi with easy access to abundant Arduino shields
- Brings 32-bit ARM MCU into the world of Arduino
- Raspberry Pi and the STM32 MCU can work independently or in conjunction
with each other to control the Arduino shields or other accessories
- Three Working Modes: Raspberry Pi Mode, Standalone Mode and ST-Adapter Mode,
selectable by jumpers
- FREE CooCox ARM development Tool for ARM
- Sensor detection and control
- Motor control
- Experimentation etc.
Embedded Pi is connected to the GPIO port of the RPi (cable included), the
Arduino shield is mounted on the Embedded Pi. An external power supply for the
Embedded Pi may be required (not included).
The 32-bit STM32F103 MCU is clocked at 72 MHz and comes with 128 KB flash,
20 KB RAM and interfaces for motor control, USB and CAN.