Introduction: Raspberry Pi 2 Reset Button

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This is a quick Instructable, showing how I added a reset button to my Raspberry Pi 2.

The Pi 2 has two hearder pin holes next to the display socket, which is marked "RUN". When this pins are shorted together, the Raspberry Pi 2 will reboot.

Step 1: Tactile Switch - B1719

Picture of Tactile Switch - B1719

I had a couple of these tactile switches, and decided to modify it slightly to fit the Raspberry Pi 2.

1 - Using long nose pliers, I first straightened each leg.

2 - Then, bend each leg as shown.

3 - Solder the tactile switch onto the Raspberry Pi 2.

Step 2: Reset Switch Fitted to Raspberry Pi 2

Picture of Reset Switch Fitted to Raspberry Pi 2

Solder the switch onto the Raspberry Pi 2.

Hope this was usefull.

Regards

Comments

MikB (author)2015-06-20

It is a brutal hard reboot though, so only use when it's got wedged -- unless you want corrupted files on the SD card :)

It will also wake-up a "sleeping" PI (that has been halted, yet is still powered) so you don't need to cut and reconnect the power.

Eric Brouwer (author)MikB2015-06-22

Thanks MikeB. so I have learned over the weekend...
This is what happens if you give a Arduino guy a Raspberry :).

I am now using a shutdown button, and this "reset" switch is now only used to restart the Raspberry from a shutdown command.

dan3008 (author)2015-06-18

perfect, I've put a button on my piB but wanted something similar for my pi2 :D Thanks

Eric Brouwer (author)dan30082015-06-18

Glad you like this...

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