This guide was first published on Jul 23, 2014. It was last
updated on Jul 23, 2014.
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Although the RasPiRobot Board is primarily intended as a motor controller, it also includes a high current switch mode voltage regulator that allows you to power a Raspberry Pi from a wide range of battery types.
In this tutorial you will learn how to use the RasPiRobot Shield and an AA battery pack to make a portable Raspberry Pi powered display.
The display will show the current time as scrolling text, but the project can easily be modified to display other scrolling text messages.
The parts used in this project are listed in the Featured Products bar on the right of your screen.