Stereopi power over gpio headers

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bensailor
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Stereopi power over gpio headers

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Hi,

I plan to enclosure my Stereopi and need a button to turn it on and off. I will have no access to the power switch.

My first plan has been to use the onoff shim by pimoroni (https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/onoff-shim) which powers the stereopi through the gpio headers, with a button to shutdown and kill power. I have had some unreliability with it so far (failing to kill power, or scripts crashing). Is there anything I need to be aware of?

The second option was to use a button on GPIO headers to do a shutdown and start up, with power via jst connector, however this wont remove the power so the stereopi remains in idle, which isn't ideal.

Is there a third way that I haven't thought of?

Thanks for any suggestions

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