I was an early bird and got the BrickPi before Dexter designed the “advanced power” model or offered the very convenient “power pack”.
As I received the BrickPi this week and started reading the forum, I realised how inconvenient it is powering the non-advanced power model with conventional 9v batteries, but cannot find alternatives. Can’t find anything equivalent to the power pack on Amazon / eBay, nor a AC/DC regulated 9v adapter that can connect to the BrickPi neatly, without soldering or building my own cabling: a solution that I wouldn’t like.
Being in Europe, even if I pre-ordered a new one today, I am two to three months away to get the better model delivered. What do you suggest? Have you faced my same riddle already? I saw dl6kgb’s solution http://dico.im/1gty9mu . I can’t find in the UK anything like http://dico.im/1gtyhSY with a 9v battery clip.
How hard can it be?!? It would be nice if Dexter started collecting detailed information on this subject to support us, country by country, and publish the ‘verified power solutions’ on the BrickPi website, in a way similar to the Raspberry Pi verified devices list at http://dico.im/1gtyLsk .