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RS-P11 for RS-P22 RPi5

TBD: NOT finished yet.


The new Raspberry Pi Expansion Board RS-P11 for RS-P22 RPi5 is designed to enhance the functionality of your Raspberry Pi devices with additional interfaces and features. It is tailored for high-density Raspberry Pi clusters and offers a compact solution for advanced projects.


  • Dual Front Grove Interfaces:The board features two Grove interfaces on the front for easy access. One interface supports I2C protocol, and the other supports UART protocol.
  • Standard Grove Compatibility: Both the I2C and UART interfaces are compatible with standard Grove modules, ensuring a wide range of expandability.
  • UID Indicator Light: A front-mounted red LED serves as a UID indicator, using GPIO4, which illuminates with a high logic level for clear status indication.
  • I2C and UART Standards: The interfaces are designed to be compatible with standard Grove I2C and Grove UART modules.
  • 3.3V Grove Interface Level: Ensures compatibility with a broad range of Grove sensors and modules that operate at 3.3V.
  • Raspberry Pi Compatibility: The board is compatible with Raspberry Pi 3B/3B+, Raspberry Pi 4B, and Raspberry Pi 5, providing flexibility for various Raspberry Pi models.
  • PCIe NVMe Support: Exclusively on Raspberry Pi 5, the board supports the PCIe NVMe functionality for high-speed data storage options.
  • Front Power Input: Offers a USB-C interface for front power input, making it convenient for power supply in dense cluster setups.

Caution: Do not simultaneously connect the power supply to both the Raspberry Pi's USB-C power port and the bottom expansion board's USB-C port. Doing so may damage the equipment.

  • Application Scenarios: Ideal for high-density Raspberry Pi clusters where space and accessibility are crucial.


Parameter Value
Grove Interfaces 2 (1x I2C, 1x UART)
Indicator Light Red UID LED on GPIO4
Logic Level 3.3V
Compatible Models Raspberry Pi 3B/3B+, Raspberry Pi 4B, Raspberry Pi 5
Special Feature Support PCIe NVMe on Raspberry Pi 5
Power Input USB-C front power input 5.1V/5A
Use Case High-density Raspberry Pi cluster environments
  • Pinout and Interface Details
Parameter Value
Grove I2C Standard 4-pin Grove connector
Grove UART Standard 4-pin Grove connector with UART functionality
UID LED GPIO4 controlled, Red LED
Power Input USB-C 5V@5A Max
Voltage Level 3.3V for Grove interfaces

Compatibility and Usage

  • Ensure that your Raspberry Pi model is compatible with the expansion board.
  • Connect Grove sensors and modules to the I2C or UART interfaces depending on their specifications.
  • Use the front power input via USB-C for power supply in cluster setups.
  • The UID LED can be programmed to indicate various statuses or for identification purposes.

Getting Started

Hardware Assembly

  • Attach the expansion board to your Raspberry Pi, ensuring correct alignment.

Power Supply

  • Connect power to the USB-C front power input.

Software Configuration

  • Configure the Raspberry Pi's software to recognize the new interfaces and GPIO controls.
 We base our instructions on the assumption that you are utilizing Raspberry Pi OS, available in both 64-bit and 32-bit architectures. For the purpose of this guide, we will proceed with Raspberry Pi OS 64-bit, specifically the Bookworm edition, as our reference example.This version provides a clearer and more formal explanation, suitable for a user manual or technical documentation.

For Raspberry Pi 5 Only

Following Steps are for Raspberry Pi 5 Only

  • Modify /boot/firmware/config.txt file and adding following parameter:
dtparam=pciex1_gen=3  # optional  
  • Save it and reboot your Raspberry Pi 5.

How to identify your Raspberry Pi by using UID LED indicator

  • The UID LED can be programmed to indicate various statuses or for identification purposes.
UID LED Pinout
Red LED indicator GPIO 4 (BCM Naming system)
  • Control the UID LED by using GPIO Zero library

GPIO Zero is a new Python library which provides a simple interface to everyday GPIO components. It comes installed by default in Raspbian. You can use MU editor or just open a terminal and edit a file named: id_mypi.py, typing following demo code:

from gpiozero import LED
import time

uid_led = LED(4)

while True:
    uid_led.on()  # turn on led 
    uid_led.off() # turn off led 

First import the GPIO Zero library, and tell the Pi which GPIO pin you are using - in this case pin 4. This is merely a demonstration code. You are encouraged to modify the code according to your specific requirements to suit your current needs. Then execute to identify the Pi by observing the LED indicator.

 python3 id_mypi.py 

PS: Press Ctrl+C on you keyboard to quit the program.

Module Connection

  • Connect your Grove modules to the appropriate interfaces.


  • Test the functionality of the board with sample programs or sensors.


Package Includes


  • Raspberry Pi cluster accessories, PS-P11 for PS-P22 RPi5, Raspberry Pi 5 NVMe SSD Expansion board. PCIe device on Raspberry Pi 5.