Hi Everyone,

Kyle has done an amazing job putting together a new IO board that is engineered specifically for the 5″ screen. The files are up on Github now and we will be looking at providing these through the store as well. These boards provide a connection to aircraft power, CAN-BUS interface (for CAN-FiX), RS232 and extension of the Pi GPIO pins. The board has two x 9 pin connectors. The pinouts can be seen on the schematic in the Github repo.

The board wraps around the Pi and fits nicely behind the screen to provide a compact form factor. We will make sure that future MakerPlane screens have the connector on the back. For now you will need to solder on the connector to the expansion pinout.