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Wireless USB Gamepad compatible with Raspberry Pi (Wireless gamepad)

Description:

Game On! These wireless games controllers are perfect for all of your Raspberry Pi gaming or robotics needs.

Please note: These are not Bluetooth controllers - they're 2.4GHz wireless (and come with the USB receiver).

Gaming

Compatible with RetroPie/Lakka - simply plug in the controller at boot and follow the controller setup instructions.

You may need to configure buttons for the specific emulator/game you're playing. The RetroPie/Lakka websites and forums are a great place to find out more on button assignments.

For analogue control, make sure you press the analogue button on the controller to enable full analogue thumbstick action (otherwise this is seen as simple button clicks)

Robotics

Control your Raspberry Pi robots with ease! We've got instructions for using these controllers with the CamJam EduKit 3 (although other driver boards and kit will work too)

You can also use the excellent Approximate Engineering Input library!

Install the library by using the following commands:

sudo apt-get install python-dev python-pip gcc

pip3 install approxeng.input

Please run your script with Python 3 when using this library! (Python 2 may not work).

Features

  • Tested with the Raspberry Pi
  • Compatible with other systems such as Windows (however not all games/software will work with all types of controllers)
  • 2.4GHz Wireless (Nano USB receiver included)
  • Ergonomic shape for comfort during play
  • 360 degree simulated parallel bars, optimized and sensitivity
  • Size: 160mm*110mm*70mm
  • Powered by 3*AAA batteries (not included)

Suggested Python Libraries


What's in the box?

1 x Game controller
1 x USB receiver
R339.90  Inc VAT
RPi Touch Keypad (RPi touch pad hat)
Features
  • Supports any revision of Raspberry Pi (directly-pluggable)
  • Provides your Pi with 16 touch keys
  • Features TONTEK TonTouch touch pad detector IC TTP229-LSF, supports up to 16 keys with adjustable sensitivity and built-in LDO
  • The system re-calibrates automatically when all keys are not detected touch more than about 4 seconds
Specifications
  • Interface : I2C
  • Keys : 16
  • Sampling rate : 8Hz
  • Human Body Mode : 6KV
  • Operating voltage : 2.4V-5.5V
  • Operating temperature : -40℃ to 85℃
  • Storage temperature : -50℃ to 125℃
  • Dimensions : 8.5CM × 5.6CM
How to Use
  • After power-on have about 0.5sec stable-time. During the time do not touch the key pad, and all functions are disabled
Pinouts
  • VCC : Power supply (2.4V-5.5V)
  • GND : Ground
  • SDA : I2C SDA
  • SCL : I2C SCL
Dimensions



Downloads/Development resources: 

schematic, demo code, datasheets, etc.
Download: www.waveshare.com/wiki/RPi_Touch_Keypad


R109.90  Inc VAT
Picade X HAT USB-C (Picade X HAT)
Description:

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a retro games console! Picade X HAT includes joystick and button inputs, a 3W I2S DAC/amplifier, and soft power switch. Nice!

Picade X HAT is now Raspberry Pi 4 compatible, with USB-C power!

This HAT has all the same great features as the original Picade HAT but now has no-fuss female Dupont connectors to hook up your joystick and buttons.

Simply pop Picade X HAT onto your Pi, plug a USB-C power supply into the connector on the HAT (it back-powers your Pi through the GPIO, so no need for a separate power supply), wire up your controls, and install our driver! It's ideal for your own DIY arcade cabinet builds, or for interfaces that need big, colourful buttons and sound.

Features
  • I2S audio DAC with 3W amplifier (mono) and push-fit terminals
  • Safe power on/off system with tactile power button and LED
  • USB-C connector for power (back-powers your Pi)
  • 4-way digital joystick inputs
  • 6x player button inputs
  • 4x utility button inputs
  • 1x soft power switch input
  • 1x power LED output
  • Plasma button connector
  • Breakout pins for power, I2C, and 2 additional buttons
  • Picade X HAT pinout
  • Compatible with all 40-pin Raspberry Pi models

The I2S DAC blends both channels of digital audio from the Raspberry Pi into a single mono output. This is then passed through a 3W amplifier to power a connected speaker.

The board also features a soft power switch that allows you turn your Pi on and off safely without risk of SD card corruption. Tap the connected button to start up, and press and hold it for 3 seconds to fully shutdown and disconnect power.

Software

We've put together a simple one-line installer that'll get everything set up on your Picade X HAT, the controls, safe shutdown, and audio. Open a terminal and type curl https://get.pimoroni.com/picadehat | bash to run the installer. You'll need to reboot once the installation is complete, if it doesn't prompt you to do so.

Our software does not support Raspbian Wheezy

Notes

With USB-C power connected through Picade X HAT you'll need either to tap the connected power button or the button marked "switch" on the HAT to power on your Pi.

R237.67  Inc VAT
R324.90
Picade DIY kit - 10 inch display including Raspberry Pi 4 1GB (Picade 10 incl Pi41)

Description:

The ultimate desktop retro arcade machine! Picade is a Raspberry Pi-powered mini arcade that you build yourself, with authentic arcade controls, a high resolution 4:3 display that's ideal for retro gaming, and a punchy speaker to hear those 8-bit game soundtracks at their best

Picade is now Raspberry Pi 4 compatible and includes a new USB-C version of Picade X HAT!

The all-new Picade has been completely redesigned, from the inside out! There's new artwork, a new display and display driver board, dedicated power button, an all-new Picade X HAT (now with USB-C), easier wiring, easier access to the interior of the cabinet, beautiful new packaging, a bunch of extra goodies (stickers and an enamel Picade pin), and a gorgeous Picade poster and assembly instructions.

Picade comes in kit form, and it'll take around two to three hours to build. The cabinet is made from powder-coated MDF, giving it a quality look and feel similar to a full-size arcade. All you'll need to add is a Raspberry Pi, USB-C power supply, and micro-SD card.


You can watch a video on  Picade at https://youtu.be/5iUuOH1Ip4A

Cabinet features

  • Black, powder-coated panels
  • Acrylic marquee and console with authentic artwork
  • Push-fit arcade buttons
  • Joystick with black ball top
  • 3" speaker (5W, 4Ω)
  • Easy access with removable back panel
  • Dedicated illuminated power button
  • Grippy rubber feet
  • Dimensions: 350x230x210mm

10-inch display features

  • 1024x768 (4:3 ratio) IPS (wide viewing angle) display
  • Pimoroni-designed and manufactured HDMI display driver board and keypad controls
  • Powered by micro-USB cable (included) from your Pi

Picade X HAT features

  • Easy DuPont connectors for buttons and joystick
  • Push-fit speaker terminals
  • I2S audio DAC with 3W amplifier (mono)
  • Power management, power switch pins, and power button
  • 4-way joystick inputs
  • 6 player buttons
  • 4 utility buttons
  • Metal standoffs to hold your Picade X HAT securely

Extras

  • Picade enamel pin badge
  • Pimoroni Super Sticker Selection
  • Picade poster / assembly instructions

What's new!?

The cabinet is more compact, so it fits more neatly on your desk, but has a higher resolution 8"  or 10" display (1024x768). The display is driven by a new Pimoroni-designed and manufactured driver board, with keypad controls. It's an IPS panel, so it looks great from any viewing angle!

The all-new Picade X HAT is packed full of useful features. We've moved from more fiddly screw terminals to simple DuPont connectors that just push in, and the speaker terminals are the same easy push-fit connectors that we use on pHAT BEAT.

There's dedicated power management on-board Picade X HAT; just plug your micro-USB power supply into the HAT and it'll power your Pi through its pins. The power button connected to the HAT means that once your Pi is safely shutdown, the power will be cut completely to the Pi. A simple press of the power button will boot your Picade up again.

The new buttons in Picade are lower profile, and the new joystick has a single connector rather than the eight spade connectors on our previous Picade joystick.

A gorgeous new neon-look Picade logo on the marquee, and rainbow stripes on the console and screen-surround, evoke classic consoles, as do the assembly instructions and poster.

Building your Picade

We hope the included assembly instructions have everything you need to build your Picade, but we've also filmed a complete build video of Picade that you can watch as you build and learn some handy tips and tricks. Find it at https://youtu.be/gTgu1fUVsmw

The sections are also available separately in a playlist here.

We've also put together an online tutorial that incorporates the assembly instructions, important tips and amendments, and the videos for each section, so do check that out!

Software setup

We recommend the RetroPie operating system for your Picade. You can download it from the RetroPie website and then burn it to a micro-SD card with Etcher.

Connect a USB keyboard to your Pi, and connect to Wi-Fi in the RetroPie menu. Press F4 to exit to the terminal and then type curl https://get.pimoroni.com/picadehat | bash to run the Picade HAT installer.

Reboot your Pi, if it doesn't prompt you to. Press the "Alt" key on your keyboard and then select "Configure input" to configure your Picade's controls. You'll find that the sound and power button should both be working now too!

Notes

If your Picade display doesn't show anything when you first power it up, then it could be because the HDMI display is not being detected by the Raspberry Pi. This can happen because power isn't supplied to the USB ports on the Raspberry Pi for the first few seconds of booting. The solution is to edit the /boot/config.txt file on your RetroPie SD card, and add hdmi_force_hotplug=1 on a new line at the bottom of the file.

If you'd like to design your own artwork for your Picade, then we've made a handy PDF that has the outlines and dimensions of the marquee, screen shim, and console. You can download it from the Picade HAT GitHub repo here.

Where to find ROMs for RetroPie (free and legally) https://howchoo.com/g/otiwyjhlnzb/where-to-find-roms-for-retropie

and here http://cvaddict.com/article.php?articleid=15

What's in the box?

1 x DIY Picade
1 x Raspberry Pi 4 model B 1GB

R5,199.90  Inc VAT
Official Sanwa Arcade Button (Orange) (Sanwa button orange)
Description:

If you're into arcade gaming, there's no doubt that you've heard of Sanwa. Used widely in top end arcade arcade machines and manufactured in Japan by Sanwa Denshi Co., Sanwa arcade products are up there at the top of quality chain in arcade gaming. You really can feel the difference in the quality and snappiness of the microswitches!

The Sanwa OBSF-30 range are 30mm "snap-in" style arcade buttons with built in microswitch and 2.8mm terminals. These buttons feature two plastic clips which are designed to lock into panels with a thickness of up to 4mm. They will also clamp perfectly well into greater thickness materials.

Features

  • 30mm Diameter Arcade Button
  • Sanwa High-Quality Microswitch
  • Smooth Clicking Action
  • 2.8mm Terminal Contacts
  • Official Sanwa Product
  • Manufacturer Part No. OBSF-30
R59.90  Inc VAT
Official Sanwa Arcade Button (Purple) (Sanwa button purple)
Description:

If you're into arcade gaming, there's no doubt that you've heard of Sanwa. Used widely in top end arcade arcade machines and manufactured in Japan by Sanwa Denshi Co., Sanwa arcade products are up there at the top of quality chain in arcade gaming. You really can feel the difference in the quality and snappiness of the microswitches!

The Sanwa OBSF-30 range are 30mm "snap-in" style arcade buttons with built in microswitch and 2.8mm terminals. These buttons feature two plastic clips which are designed to lock into panels with a thickness of up to 4mm. They will also clamp perfectly well into greater thickness materials.

Features

  • 30mm Diameter Arcade Button
  • Sanwa High-Quality Microswitch
  • Smooth Clicking Action
  • 2.8mm Terminal Contacts
  • Official Sanwa Product
  • Manufacturer Part No. OBSF-30
R59.90  Inc VAT
Official Sanwa Arcade Button (Yellow) (Sanwa button yellow)
Description:

If you're into arcade gaming, there's no doubt that you've heard of Sanwa. Used widely in top end arcade arcade machines and manufactured in Japan by Sanwa Denshi Co., Sanwa arcade products are up there at the top of quality chain in arcade gaming. You really can feel the difference in the quality and snappiness of the microswitches!

The Sanwa OBSF-30 range are 30mm "snap-in" style arcade buttons with built in microswitch and 2.8mm terminals. These buttons feature two plastic clips which are designed to lock into panels with a thickness of up to 4mm. They will also clamp perfectly well into greater thickness materials.

Features

  • 30mm Diameter Arcade Button
  • Sanwa High-Quality Microswitch
  • Smooth Clicking Action
  • 2.8mm Terminal Contacts
  • Official Sanwa Product
  • Manufacturer Part No. OBSF-30
R59.90  Inc VAT
Official Sanwa Arcade Button (White) (Sanwa button white)
Description:

If you're into arcade gaming, there's no doubt that you've heard of Sanwa. Used widely in top end arcade arcade machines and manufactured in Japan by Sanwa Denshi Co., Sanwa arcade products are up there at the top of quality chain in arcade gaming. You really can feel the difference in the quality and snappiness of the microswitches!

The Sanwa OBSF-30 range are 30mm "snap-in" style arcade buttons with built in microswitch and 2.8mm terminals. These buttons feature two plastic clips which are designed to lock into panels with a thickness of up to 4mm. They will also clamp perfectly well into greater thickness materials.

Features

  • 30mm Diameter Arcade Button
  • Sanwa High-Quality Microswitch
  • Smooth Clicking Action
  • 2.8mm Terminal Contacts
  • Official Sanwa Product
  • Manufacturer Part No. OBSF-30
R59.90  Inc VAT
Arcade Kit DIY Replacement Parts USB Encoder to PC Joystick and Buttons (Arcade kit)
Description :

Each encoder can support one joystick. Use them to DIY your own Arcade game machine. The Zero Delay USB Arcade Encoder is a fully compatible plug and play solution, simply plug in your joystick and buttons into the encoder, plug the USB cable into the Pi, map your buttons in RetroPi and away you go - it really is that easy! You can use multiple encoders at the same time, so they're great for multiplayer arcade machines!
 
Specifications :

Joystick Size: Approx. 95x60x100mm
Encoder Board Size: Approx. 85x35mm
USB Cable Length: Approx. 1.8m
Colour: Red

We have tested this unit on Raspberry Pi using Retropie and a Windows 7 PC using MAME.
 
Package includes :

1 x Encoder Board
1 x USB Cable
1 x 5 pin Cable for Joystick
1 x 5 Pin Joystick
8 x 30mm Push Buttons
2 x 24mm Push Buttons
13 x Cables for Buttons

Get Retropie on the Raspberry Pi
ModMyPi setup guide
R429.90  Inc VAT
REPLACEMENT BLADES FOR ROUND 4-WAY AND ROUND 8-WAY JOYSTICKS (Blades for round arcade joystick)
Description:

Spare blades for 4-way round joysticks as well as 8-way round joysticks.

Easy to replace.

What's in the box?

1 x Replacement Blades
These are the replacement blades for the round joystick module.
R10.90  Inc VAT
Zero Delay Arcade USB Encoder & Wire Set(Lugs joystick) (Arcade lugs controller board)

Please note: cable colours will vary. Pic is for illustration purposes only.

Description:

Looking for a Rasberry Pi compatible encoder for your Arcade Project? The Zero Delay USB Arcade Encoder is what you need! It's a fully compatible plug and play solution, simply plug in your joystick and buttons into the encoder, plug the USB cable into the Pi, map your buttons in RetroPi and away you go - it really is that easy! You can use multiple encoders at the same time, so they're great for multiplayer arcade machines! This set includes all wiring hardware required to connect a 4 lug type joystick and up to 12 buttons (12 x unmapped, 4 x pre-set).

Features

  • "Zero Delay" Lag-Free USB Encoder
  • Plug and Play USB Encoder
  • Fully Compatible with Raspberry Pi (in addition to Windows/XP etc.)
  • Includes Wiring Loom
    • USB to Microcontroller
    • 16 x 2 Pin JST Button Wires 
  • Encoder Inputs
    • 1 x 5 Pin Joystick Input(Cable not supplied in this kit)
    • 1 x 10 Pin Joystick Input
    • 12 x Unmapped Button Inputs
    • 4 x Hardware Preset Button Input
      • AUTO - For autofire
      • TURBO - For rapidfire
      • CLR - Clears AUTO/TURBO
      • MODE - Sets thumb-joystick mode
  • Dimensions: 85mm x 35mm x 10mm
We have tested this unit on Raspberry Pi using Retropie and a Windows 7 PC using MAME.

What's in the box?

1 x High quality encoder board
1 x USB Cable
14 x 4.8mm Wire cables for Happ Style Buttons and joystick


Resources:

Wiring guide(for ribbon type - not this kit)

Get
Retropie on the Raspberry Pi
ModMyPi setup guide
R229.90  Inc VAT
Picade DIY kit - 10 inch display (Picade 10 inch)
Description:

The ultimate desktop retro arcade machine! Picade is a Raspberry Pi-powered mini arcade that you build yourself, with authentic arcade controls, a high resolution 4:3 display that's ideal for retro gaming, and a punchy speaker to hear those 8-bit game soundtracks at their best

Picade is now Raspberry Pi 4 compatible and includes a new USB-C version of Picade X HAT!

The all-new Picade has been completely redesigned, from the inside out! There's new artwork, a new display and display driver board, dedicated power button, an all-new Picade X HAT (now with USB-C), easier wiring, easier access to the interior of the cabinet, beautiful new packaging, a bunch of extra goodies (stickers and an enamel Picade pin), and a gorgeous Picade poster and assembly instructions.

Picade comes in kit form, and it'll take around two to three hours to build. The cabinet is made from powder-coated MDF, giving it a quality look and feel similar to a full-size arcade. All you'll need to add is a Raspberry Pi, USB-C power supply, and micro-SD card.


You can watch a video on  Picade at https://youtu.be/5iUuOH1Ip4A

Cabinet features

  • Black, powder-coated panels
  • Acrylic marquee and console with authentic artwork
  • Push-fit arcade buttons
  • Joystick with black ball top
  • 3" speaker (5W, 4Ω)
  • Easy access with removable back panel
  • Dedicated illuminated power button
  • Grippy rubber feet
  • Dimensions: 350x230x210mm

10-inch display features

  • 1024x768 (4:3 ratio) IPS (wide viewing angle) display
  • Pimoroni-designed and manufactured HDMI display driver board and keypad controls
  • Powered by micro-USB cable (included) from your Pi

Picade X HAT features

  • Easy DuPont connectors for buttons and joystick
  • Push-fit speaker terminals
  • I2S audio DAC with 3W amplifier (mono)
  • Power management, power switch pins, and power button
  • 4-way joystick inputs
  • 6 player buttons
  • 4 utility buttons
  • Metal standoffs to hold your Picade X HAT securely

Extras

  • Picade enamel pin badge
  • Pimoroni Super Sticker Selection
  • Picade poster / assembly instructions

What's new!?

The cabinet is more compact, so it fits more neatly on your desk, but has a higher resolution 8"  or 10" display (1024x768). The display is driven by a new Pimoroni-designed and manufactured driver board, with keypad controls. It's an IPS panel, so it looks great from any viewing angle!

The all-new Picade X HAT is packed full of useful features. We've moved from more fiddly screw terminals to simple DuPont connectors that just push in, and the speaker terminals are the same easy push-fit connectors that we use on pHAT BEAT.

There's dedicated power management on-board Picade X HAT; just plug your micro-USB power supply into the HAT and it'll power your Pi through its pins. The power button connected to the HAT means that once your Pi is safely shutdown, the power will be cut completely to the Pi. A simple press of the power button will boot your Picade up again.

The new buttons in Picade are lower profile, and the new joystick has a single connector rather than the eight spade connectors on our previous Picade joystick.

A gorgeous new neon-look Picade logo on the marquee, and rainbow stripes on the console and screen-surround, evoke classic consoles, as do the assembly instructions and poster.

Building your Picade

We hope the included assembly instructions have everything you need to build your Picade, but we've also filmed a complete build video of Picade that you can watch as you build and learn some handy tips and tricks. Find it at https://youtu.be/gTgu1fUVsmw

The sections are also available separately in a playlist here.

We've also put together an online tutorial that incorporates the assembly instructions, important tips and amendments, and the videos for each section, so do check that out!

Software setup

We recommend the RetroPie operating system for your Picade. You can download it from the RetroPie website and then burn it to a micro-SD card with Etcher.

Connect a USB keyboard to your Pi, and connect to Wi-Fi in the RetroPie menu. Press F4 to exit to the terminal and then type curl https://get.pimoroni.com/picadehat | bash to run the Picade HAT installer.

Reboot your Pi, if it doesn't prompt you to. Press the "Alt" key on your keyboard and then select "Configure input" to configure your Picade's controls. You'll find that the sound and power button should both be working now too!

Notes

If your Picade display doesn't show anything when you first power it up, then it could be because the HDMI display is not being detected by the Raspberry Pi. This can happen because power isn't supplied to the USB ports on the Raspberry Pi for the first few seconds of booting. The solution is to edit the /boot/config.txt file on your RetroPie SD card, and add hdmi_force_hotplug=1 on a new line at the bottom of the file.

If you'd like to design your own artwork for your Picade, then we've made a handy PDF that has the outlines and dimensions of the marquee, screen shim, and console. You can download it from the Picade HAT GitHub repo here.

Where to find ROMs for RetroPie (free and legally) https://howchoo.com/g/otiwyjhlnzb/where-to-find-roms-for-retropie

and here http://cvaddict.com/article.php?articleid=15

R4,499.90  Inc VAT
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