BIGTREETECH Raspberry Pad 5 is a carrier board for the Raspberry Pi CM4 module with a 5-inch 800×480 display and mainly designed as a control panel for 3D printers, but also usable for other HMI applications.
The carrier board also exposes a 40-pin GPIO header, and offers Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI video output, a MIPI CSI port for a camera monitoring the prints, a USB Type-C port, as well as three USB 2.0 ports for further peripherals expansion.
Raspberry Pad 5 specifications:
- Compatible with Raspberry Pi CM4 and CM4 Lite modules
- Storage – MicroSD card slot (for Raspberry Pi CM4 Lite)
- Display – 5-inch IPS display with a 5-point capacitive touchscreen, 800×480 resolution
- Video Output – HDMI port
- Camera -1x MIPI CSI interface for compatible cameras from Raspberry Pi, Arducam, etc…
- Networking – Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port, optional WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 (on RPI CM4)
- USB – 3x USB 2.0 ports, 1x USB Type-C port with USB and CAN bus modes (selectable with switch)
- Misc – USB/CAN bus switch, RTC + CR1220 battery holder, 3x buttons
- Power Supply – 5V via USB Type-C port
- Dimensions – 121 x 75.9 mm
Applications listed by the company include “Net TV”, Smart mirror, door controller, digital photo frame, wall calendar, Pad, Robot, Smart speaker, Minicomputer, and of course, as part of a 3D printer setup, for example, with the Pad 5 running Klipper and connected to the company’s BTT SKR Pico board 3D printer control board powered by a Raspberry Pi RP2040 MCU through one of the USB ports.
The Raspberry Pad 5 currently sells for $99 without any Raspberry Pi CM4 module, and bundles start at $165 once a Raspberry Pi CM4 Lite with 2GB RAM and WiFi is included. Other bundles mix the Pad 5 with a 3D printer control board, but somehow there’s not any all-in-one bundle with the carrier board, an RPI CM4 module, and a 3D printer control board.
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