Sania Box: An add-on-board kit for experimenting with the Raspberry Pi 3 or Pi 4
Single-board computers (SBCs) like the Raspberry Pi can be used in a variety of ways, not least as media servers. Their GPIO headers provide compatibility with countless add-in-boards too, allowing people to use SBCs how they see fit.
Now, someone is crowdfunding on Kickstarter to make it easier for children to get into coding and using SBCs. Called the Sania Box, the campaign has already exceeded its US$5,000 funding goal with 26 days to go. The add-in-board is designed for use with the Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 4, to which it connects via their GPIO headers.
The Sania Box is more than just an add-in-board, though. The kit also includes the following:
- Raspberry Pi 4 - 1 GB RAM model
- Wired keyboard and mouse
- Custom case
- USB Type-C power supply
- Pre-loaded 16 GB micro SD card
- HDMI cable
The add-in-board itself contains a three-digit and seven-segment display, along with two LEDs. According to the manufacturer, one LED is red, while the other is green. Both can flash, remain on permanently, or be switched off. There is a push button too, with is complemented with a host of sensors. The add-in-board also integrates a relay circuit.
The Sania Box starts at US$129 on Kickstarter. The company estimates that it will deliver units to backers in April.