Interfacing the PiFace with the RPZ

The PiFace module is a board for any Raspberry Pi, and it provides eight outputs, two protective relays, eight inputs, and all of the circuitry--you need to use only your SPI channel on your Raspberry Pi. With high-voltage terminals, this is an ideal board for running several motors, lights, and sensors simultaneously.

Getting ready

For this, you'll need the PiFace Digital Revision 2 Board. This is available online through Element 14 ( and other resellers. It attaches directly to your Raspberry Pi Zero if the RPZ has a male header; otherwise, you'll need a ribbon cable. You also want a couple of LEDs and 330 Ohm resistors.

Here' what the top of the PiFace Digital ...

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