Raspberry Pi Zeros have been around for a few years now, and are capable of powering some incredible projects due to a diminutive size combined with incredible processing power. It’s no surprise that making them portable or powering them in-situ garners even greater results and so the PiSugar2, which does that, has become one of Tindie’s best-selling products!
The PiSugar2 is a mobile module which works with the Pi-Zero and Pi-Zero W/WH models with an output current of up to 2.4A. The unit can power a Pi Zero for more than four hours even at 900mAh – which is plenty enough power for an installation or performance, negating the need for any external power leads to trip over! It requires no soldering to install using the included pogo-pin connecting to the main board away from your precious GPIO – leaving them for other things. It also features timed power modes – so can be set to turn on automatically at any given time without human intervention.
It has a customisable button which can be set to carry out functions of your choosing, like switching between played back videos or sounds it might be playing – they’ve thought of everything! The PiSugar2 is sold by the imaginatively named PiSugar who are based in China, and offer a fantastic range of Raspberry Pi goodies for a number of applications.