The Turnoffee-Pi

News: Version 1.2 is now available for purchase! This version includes an additional LED to indicate when it is safe to pull the power or remove the SD card.

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Safely shut down your Raspberry Pi with the press of a button.

As many Raspberry Pi owners have discovered to their cost, if you simply pull the power on your Raspberry Pi, you run the risk of corrupting, and possibly damaging, the SD card. It is important that you always shutdown the Pi from either the GUI or from a terminal window before disconnecting the power.

Turnoffee-Pi, when coupled with appropriate software, performs this safe shutdown for you at the press of a button, and without the inconvenience of having to log in first. It is particularly useful if you are running your Pi "headless" (i.e. with no keyboard or monitor).

Turnoffee-Pi can be supplied as a complete kit of parts which requires basic soldering skills and about 10 minutes to assemble, or it can be purchased ready assembled. Once assembled, plug the Turnoffee-Pi onto the GPIO pins of your Raspberry Pi and install a small piece of software which monitors the button for presses (via an "interrupt"). When pressed, an LED provides a visual countdown before the Pi shuts down completely.

Follow the links on the left to learn more about, and purchase, the Turnoffee-Pi.