MSL Digital Solutions

RemotePi Board 2015

Turn any remote control into a power switch for your Raspberry Pi model A or B

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The RemotePi Board 2015 is an intelligent infrared remote controlled power switch add-on board specifically designed for the Raspberry Pi Rev. 2 Model A or B. It is mainly intended to remote control and power off/on a media center system. i.e OpenELEC, Raspbmc, XBian, RasPlex, Raspbian. You do not even have to buy an additional remote !

Features :

  • Use almost any remote to safely power your Raspberry Pi on and off. Raspberry Pi power is completely cut off.
  • Use the remote to control the user interface of OpenElec, OSMC, Raspbian, ...
  • Easy to install, fully assembled, no soldering required
  • Piggybacks onto the Raspberry Pi Rev. 2 model A or B, no loose cables (for this variant with internal IR and LED)
  • No Raspberry Pi hardware modifications required
  • Does not occupy a USB port 
  • Very small footprint due to the use of SMD components
  • Long range infrared receiver (rated 45 meters)
  • Over-current and transient voltage protection on board (polyfuse + transient voltage suppressor)
  • Version with external IR-receiver and LED for case mount available here
  • Power pad on the RemotePi Board PCB, you can solder external power cables
  • GPIO connector is only partly covered, this leaves pins free for other applications (for example I2C is available for other applications)
  • In addition to the pushbutton or using a remote, invoke power-shutdown from script or program
  • Illuminated pushbutton. Button glows red on standby and lights up when pressed.
  • Firmware is user-upgradable !
  • New in firmware 2.0 : The RemotePi Board is now customizable !  Power-on LED is too bright for you ? Change it ! Do you want the RemotePi Board to automatically switch on the RaspberryPi after a pre-defined time ? Set the power-on timer ! There are many more options to customize your RemotePi Board, see the configuration tool page for details. On all older RemotePi Boards 2015 this feature can be enabled with a firmware upgrade 

This variant of the RemotePi Board + has the IR receiver and LED integrated on the board. It is also available in another variant with the IR receiver and LED connected to the PCB by an extension cable.


We have an Acrylic Case for the RemotePi Board 2015 and Raspberry Pi Model B available as well here.

Please note :
This RemotePi Board 2015 does not fit the newer Raspberry Pi Model A+ or B+ or Raspberry Pi 2, it is designed for the older Raspberry Pi Rev. 2 model A or B. These Raspberry Pi models can be identified, if there are only two mounting holes on the Raspberry Pi, not four. Then this RemotePi Board 2015 will fit.
For the Raspberry Pi Model A+, B+ or Raspberry Pi 2 please use the Remote Pi Board Plus 2015.

What's New

NEW : Firmware 2.0 and configuration tool released

We have released a new firmware (version 2.0) and a configuration tool which allows the customization / configuration of the RemotePi Board 2015 and RemotePi Board Plus 2015 ! All...

RasPlex now has built-in RemotePi Board support

The new RasPlex version 0.6.0 supports the RemotePi Board and our remote out of the box, no need to install any scripts !To use it with the RemotePi Board just...

RemotePi Board review at

The guys at have reviewed the RemotePi Board Plus 2015 and have also posted detailed installation and configuration instructions for using the board with OpenElec, you can find the...

New RemotePi Board firmware released

We have just released a new firmware version for the RemotePi Board 2015 and Plus 2015 which adds two requested features : - Shutdown by script / program is now...

Raspberry Pi 2 compatibility confirmed !

We have tested the new Raspberry Pi 2 with the RemotePi Board Plus 2015 and can confirm that everything works 100%, no changes to hardware required, the Pi 2 uses...