Extras

Safely Shutdown via Tactile Switch

Its a good idea to safely turn off your Pi with a good sudo shutdown -h now but that often means pulling out a keyboard or connecting to the console. With our kernel we added a cool module that will let you turn any GPIO into a power button. Since there's a couple of tactile switches right there on the front, lets turn one into a power button. Press once to properly turn off the pi, press again to start it up. Isn't that nice?

This guide was first published on Jan 20, 2016. It was last updated on Sep 20, 2018. This page (Extras) was last updated on Jan 23, 2016.