Monday, 05 February 2018 22:05

Raspberry Pi Mega-IO Expansion Card

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Sequent Microsystems: MEGA-IO is a stackable home automation  expansion card for Raspberry Pi B+, 2, 3 and Zero.

This project started with the challenge to integrate as many Home Automation functions as possible into a Raspberry Pi platform.

Two of the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO pins are used for I2C communication. Another pin is allocated for the interrupt handler, leaving 23 GPIO pins available for the user.
MEGA-IO adds the following I/O functions:

  • Eight on-board relays
  • Eight 12-bit ADC channels
  • One 12-bit DAC output
  • Eight opto-isolated inputs
  • Four open collector outputs
  • Six GPIO's
  • Four layer stackable
  • Configurable interrupts

The Mega-IO card requires +5V power, supplied either from the Raspberry Pi expansion bus, or from its own 2.1mm power jack. The on-board relays are connected to the +5V.
A local 3.3V regulator powers the rest of the circuits.

The Mega-IO can be controlled by the a command line utility or by using the drag and drop visual tool Node-Red

For more information see the Sequent Microsystems website:

Additional add on boards for the Mega-IO are also available at the website

MegaIO ExpansionCard 2 



Last modified on Monday, 05 February 2018 23:06

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  • Comment Link roboberry Saturday, 04 August 2018 12:19 posted by roboberry

    Hi Dave, I can't comment if the board works with node-red. Hopefully Sequent Microsystems can help if you contact them through there website.

  • Comment Link Dave Brinkley Thursday, 02 August 2018 20:07 posted by Dave Brinkley

    will this board work with node-red or not I see all the example links to node red are broken and I cannot find the modules for node red

  • Comment Link Mihai Beffa Wednesday, 07 March 2018 06:57 posted by Mihai Beffa is where you can get this card.


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