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Go on.....give away your age. You remember these?
R6,186.08  Inc VAT
R8,990.80
This brilliant Starter Kit is a perfect starting point to get you up and running with your RPI Zero WH so you can get Playing / Making/ Prototyping etc ASAP.
R814.28  Inc VAT
R1,349.90  Inc VAT
R39.90  Inc VAT
R119.90  Inc VAT
R179.90  Inc VAT
R389.90  Inc VAT
R189.90  Inc VAT
Including RPi 3A+, case and 16GB micro SD with NOOBs
R729.90  Inc VAT
Counter Top Arcade 2 player ****COLLECTION ONLY**** (arcade 2 player)
These arcades are available in different designs and colours. Please give us a call at 087 702 2764 for availability.

Pishop has created this pre-built beauty that will take you back to the good old days. We made them just a little bit smaller to fit on your lapa or kitchen table. 550mm x 540mm x 890mm with a 19.5 inch display.

Dual player controls with all the good 2D games you remember.
We also include a T16 remote control for easy use on Kodi as a media center.

Unfortunately we cannot offer the standard flat rate R100 shipping on these units as they are too heavy and bulky. Please also ask about shipping rates to your area. You are as always still welcome to collect at our premises.

Cabinet:

Proudly locally designed and manufactured 11 panel arcade case with high quality matt vinyl wrapping.
550mm x 540mm x 890mm (LxWxH)

Display:

Tech Specs

 

Product Description

Mecer LED monitor - 19.5"

Device Type

LED-backlit LCD monitor - 19.5"

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Native Resolution

1366 x 768 at 60 Hz

Brightness

250 cd/m²

Contrast Ratio

5000000:1 (dynamic)

Response Time

2 ms

Colour Support

16.7 million colours

Input Connectors

VGA/HDMI

Colour

Black

 

Sound system:

Tech Specs

 

Product Description

Logitech Z211 - speaker system

Product Type

Speaker system - 2.1-channel

Localisation

EMEA

System Components

2 speakers, subwoofer

Speaker Type

Active

Amplifier

Integrated

Power Options

USB powered


Power supply:

Specifications:
Input Voltage:AC 110/220V
Output Voltage:DC12V
Max Current:5A
Power:60W
Frequency:50/60Hz
Size:About 110mm x 79mm x 37mm

https://www.pishop.co.za/store/power-other/110220v-12v-5a-miniature-switching-power-supply

Zero delay controller x 2:

https://www.pishop.co.za/store/arcade/zero-delay-arcade-usb-encoder_1132

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
    • 1 x 5 Pin Joystick Loom
    • 16 x 2 Pin JST Button Wires 
  • Encoder Inputs
    • 1 x 5 Pin Joystick Input
    • 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


Buttons x 16:

https://www.pishop.co.za/store/arcade/arcade-button-blade-type-red

LENGTH: 6,2 cm
WIDTH: 3,7 cm
CIRCUMFERENCE: 19 cm
WEIGHT : 40g

Joystick x 2:

https://www.pishop.co.za/store/arcade/round-8-way-joystick

LENGTH: 10cm
WIDTH: 9cm
CIRCUMFERENCE: 28cm
WEIGHT : 160g 

This joystick works using blades instead of switches.
The blades are replaceable and available as listed parts.

 

Pi 3 model B:

https://www.pishop.co.za/store/raspberry-pi-boards/raspberry-pi-3---model-b

Specifications

  • Processor
    • Broadcom BCM2387 chipset.
    • 2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53 (64Bit)
    • 11 b/g/n Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1 (Bluetooth Classic and LE)
  • GPU
    • Dual Core VideoCore IV® Multimedia Co-Processor. Provides Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode.
    • Capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24GFLOPs with texture filtering and DMA infrastructure
  • Memory
    • 1GB LPDDR2
  • Operating System
    • Boots from Micro SD card, running a version of the Linux operating system or Windows 10 IoT
  • Dimensions
    • 85 x 56 x 17mm
  • Power
    • Micro USB socket 5V, 2.5A if you want to add some power hungry USB devices

Connectors

  • Ethernet
    • 10/100 BaseT Ethernet socket
  • Video Output
    • HDMI (rev 1.3 & 1.4)
    • Composite RCA (PAL and NTSC)
  • Audio Output
    • Audio Output 3.5mm jack
    • HDMI
    • USB 4 x USB 2.0 Connector
  • GPIO Connector
    • 40-pin 2.54 mm (100 mil) expansion header: 2x20 strip
    • Providing 27 GPIO pins as well as +3.3 V, +5 V and GND supply lines
  • Camera Connector
    • 15-pin MIPI Camera Serial Interface (CSI-2)
  • Display Connector
    • Display Serial Interface (DSI) 15 way flat flex cable connector with two data lanes and a clock lane
  • Memory Card Slot
    • Push/pull Micro SDIO ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    • Power Converter for sound and Pi:

SD card
Comes pre-loaded with the following software:

Software:


All games loaded are from “My abandon ware”:

https://www.myabandonware.com/browse/developer/A/

How to load new games:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDdN6HieYvA

Go on.....give away your age. You remember these?
R6,186.08  Inc VAT
R8,990.80
Raspberry Pi Zero WH V2 Essentials Kit (Wireless With Presoldered Header) (zero WH V2 ess kit)
This brilliant Starter Kit is a perfect starting point to get you up and running with your RPI Zero WH so you can get Playing / Making/ Prototyping etc ASAP.
R814.28  Inc VAT
The Official Raspberry Pi Beginners Guide 4th Edition (RPi beginner guide 4th)

Fully updated for Raspberry Pi 400, Raspberry Pi 4, and the latest software, this 252-page official Raspberry Pi book is crammed with projects and beginner’s guides containing all the information you need to get started using your new computer!

Learn how to set up your Raspberry Pi, install an operating system, and start using it. Follow step-by-step guides to code your own animations and games, using both the Scratch 3 and Python languages. Create amazing projects by connecting electronic components to Raspberry Pi’s GPIO pins. Plus much, much more!


• Set up your Raspberry Pi, install its operating system, and start using this fully functional computer.
• Start coding projects, with step-by-step guides using the Scratch 3 and Python programming languages.
• Experiment with connecting electronic components and have fun creating amazing projects.


R159.90  Inc VAT
Geekcreit® UNO R3 Starter Kit (Uno Starter kit)

Type: No battery version

Features:


This is a upgraded version UNO R3 starter kit with more components
You'll learn through building several creative projects.
Starting from the basics of electronics to more complex projects, the kit will help you control the physical world with sensors and actuators.

Package includes:

1 x Arduino compatible UNO R3 development board
1 x USB cable
1 x Prototype extension board
1 x Mini breadboard
1 x 5V stepper motor
1 x 2003 stepper motor driver board
10 x Red LED
10 x Green LED
10 x Blue LED
2 x Vibration Sensors
1 x Flame sensor
1 x LM35 temperature sensor
1 x Infrared receiver (no battery included)
3 x Photoresistors
4 x Key caps
4 x Key switches
1 x Adjustable potentiometer
1 x Passive buzzer (piezo buzzer)
1 x Active buzzer (tone generator)
1 x Jumper cap
1 x Large breadboard
1 x Remote Control
1 x 1602 screen
1 x 9G servo
1 x 10p DuPont jumpers
30 x Breadboard jumpers(approximately)
1 x 220 ohm resistor
1 x 8*8 dot matrix
1 x One digit eight segment tube
1 x Four digit eight segment tube
1 x IC 74HC595
1 x Battery Holder
1 x 1K resistor plug
1 x 10K resistor plug
1 x 2.54mm 40pin pin header

We found some beginners guides that will help show you what the kit can do and get you started with your own tinkering.

Makerspace.com - https://www.makerspaces.com/simple-arduino-projects-beginners/
Starter kit for Arduino - https://www.elecrow.com/download/Starter%20Kit%20for%20Arduino(user%20manual).pdf

 

R629.90  Inc VAT
Soldering Station SM2000 50W (Magnum station 2000)
The Soldering Station 2000 comes standard with the Soldering Iron 1000sp. They have been designed to operate together.

  • General purpose 24vAC 50w transformer station.
  • Safety-spring holder.
  • Cleaning sponge.
  • Spare tip storage.
  • Potential balance socket.
  • Supplied with standard SM100003 tip (EW-303)


Resources:
Introduction to soldering
Video: How to solder properly
The secrets to good soldering
R1,349.90  Inc VAT
Educational My First DIY Circuit Kit (My first circuit kit)
Specifications:
Color: Green
Material: Plastic
Battery: 2 X AA Battery (Not included)
Switch Size: (L)X(W) 71mm X 32mm(appr.)
Battery Holder Size: (L)X(W) 80mm X20mm(appr.)
Bulb Holder Size: (L)X(W) 71mm X32mm/(appr.)
 
Features:
 
1. Assisting teachers and parents in better physics teaching
2. Enrich children's leisure life, cultivate hands-on ability, and consolidate knowledge
3. Let kindergarten children and elementary school students learn physical knowledge by forming a simple circuit, series circuit, parallel circuit
 
Package includes:
4 X Bulbs
1 X Switch
2 X Bulb Holders
6 X Conductive Lines
2 X Battery Holders (Battery Not Included)
R159.90  Inc VAT
MS Weather Station wireless rain meter w/ thermometer, rain gauge Weather Station for in/out temperature (Rain weather station)
Details:

1).Outdoor wireless sensor (range up to 100 meter)
2) Detail display of rainfall data in 1hour, 24hour, week, month
   and total since last reset(user selectable in inch or mm) 
3) Indoor  and outdoor temperature (°F to °C)
4) Time and date with manual setting option 
5) 12 /24 hour time mode 
6) Calendar 
7) Time zone setting 
9)Time alarm    
9) Free standing

Specifications:
1) Rainfall display range: 0 to 19,999mm
2) Outdoor temperature range: -40 ~ +65°C (-40°F to +149°F)
3) Indoor temperature range: -9.9 ~ +60°C (-15.8°F to +176°F)
4) Temperature accuracy: ±1.0°C5) Power requirements:
  a) Receiver: 2 x "AA" alkaline batteries (not included)
 
b) Rain gauge: 2 x "AAA" alkaline batteries (not included)
5)Transmission range: up to 100meters( 330feet)
6) Transmission frequency: 433MHz


Package includes:
1 x Rain Gauge
1 x Receiver
1 x User Manual
2 x Screws

R839.90  Inc VAT
MS Professional Wireless Weather Station Touch Panel w/ Solar sensor, w/ PC interface (PC link weather station USB)

Product Description

Professional Weather Station with PC interface, 433Hz
Touch panel
 with stylus.
Transmitter (outdoor unit) powered by solar

Features: 
1) Touch screen panel (touch by stylus)
2) USB port for easy connection to your PC 
3) All the weather data from the base station and weather history data with user adjustable measuring intervals can be recorded and uploaded to your PC 
4) Free PC software for transfer weather data to PC 
5) Rainfall data (inches or millimeters): 1-hour, 24-hour,one week,one month and total since last reset. 
6) Wind chill and Dew point temperature display ( °F or °C) 
7)Records min. and max. wind chill and Dew point with time and date stamp 
8) Wind speed (mph, m/s, km/h, knots, Beaufort) 
9) Wind direction display with LCD compass 
10) Weather forecast tendency arrow 
11) Weather alarm modes for: a) Temperature b) Humidity c) Wind chill d) Dew point e) Rainfall f) Wind speed g) Air pressure h) Storm warning 
12) Forecast icons based on changing barometric pressure 
13) Barometric pressure (inHg or hPa) with 0.1 hPa resolution 
14) Wireless outdoor and indoor humidity (% RH) 
15) Records min. and max. humidity with time and date stamp 
16) Wireless outdoor and indoor temperature (°F or °C) 
17) Records min. and max. temperature with time and date stamp 
18) 12 or 24-hour time display 
19) Perpetual calendar 
20) Time zone setting 
21) Time alarm 
22) High light LED backlight 
23) Wall hanging or free standing 
24) Synchronized instant reception 
25) Low power consumption (over 2 years battery life for transmitter)
26) RCC function (not included on this model)
27) solar powered transmitter (outdoor unit)

 

Package includes: 
1) Receiver 
2) Four outdoor sensors: thermo hydro transmitter, wind speed sensor, wind direction sensor and rain sensor 

Specifications: 
1) Outdoor temperature range: -40.0 °C to + 65.0 °C (-40 °F to +149 °F) 
2) Indoor temperature range: 0 °C to + 50.0 °C (32 °F to +122 °F) 
3) Humidity range: 10% to 99% (1% resolution) 
4) Rain volume display: 0 - 9999mm (show OFL if outside range) 
Resolution : 0.3mm (if rain volume < 1000mm) ,1mm (if rain volume > 1000mm) 
5) Wind speed: 0~100mph (show OFL if outside range) 
6) Measuring range air pressure: 27.13inHg - 31.89inHgResolution : 0.01inHg 
7) Alarm duration : 120 sec 
8) Transmission range up to 100m (330 feet) 
9) Power consumption:
a) Receiver: 3 x AA alkaline batteries (not included)       b) Sensor: 2 x AA alkaline batteries (not included) 
10) Transmission frequency: 433MHz

R3,499.90  Inc VAT
Code Club Book of Scratch - Volume 1 (book code club scratch V1)



The first ever Code Club book is here! With it, 
you'll learn how to code using Scratch, the block-based programming language. In each chapter you’ll find instructions to build cool games, animations, and interactive stories. Your friendly robot guide will aid you step-by-step through each project and give you handy tips along the way.


• Learn to code using Scratch, the block-based language
• Follow step-by-step guides to create games and animations
• Use the magic glasses to reveal secret hints
• The spiral binding allows the book to lay flat 
• Includes 24 exclusive Code Club stickers!


R119.90  Inc VAT
Drawstring Bag (Drawstring bag)

A lively red drawstring bag, perfect for school, going to the gym, carrying your mobile hackspace, or just doing some shopping!

  • 470 x 380mm
  • Large capacity
  • Single colour screen-printed logo
  • Reinforced corners with metal eyelets
R39.90  Inc VAT
Steady Hand Terminal Project Kit (KT steady hand kit)

Product description:

This easy build steady hand game kit requires no soldering. Terminal blocks are used to connect the battery pack, buzzer, game loop and wire, such that when the loop touches the wire the buzzer sounds.

Features:

  • Requires no soldering.
  • Steady hand loop game.

Contents (per kit):

  • 1 x 2xAA Battery Cage with Leads.
  • 1 x 60cm length Extra Flexible Wire, Black.
  • 1 x 1m length Solid Core Cable.
  • 1 x 10cm length Black Heat Shrink, 2.4mm.
  • 4 x Terminal Block.

Requires:

  • 2 x AA Batteries.

Resources:

R64.90  Inc VAT
Electronics Kids School Science Educational 1st circuit Project (first basic circuit)
Features:

  • Enrich children's leisure life, cultivate hands-on ability, and consolidate knowledge.
  • Assisting teachers and parents in better physics teaching.
  • Let kindergarten children and elementary school students learn physical knowledge, hands-on to form a simple series circuit


Specifications:

  • Color: Green+Black (As Picture Show)
  • Material: Plastic
  • Battery: 2*AA Battery (Not included)

Package Contents:

1 x Bulb Holder
1 x Battery Holder
1 x Switch
1 x Bulb
1 x Conductive Line
(batteries not included)
R49.90  Inc VAT
CamJam EduKit (CamJam EduKit)
The CamJam EduKit is your way into the world of building electronic circuits and programming the Raspberry Pi in Python.

 

The CamJam EduKit features the following components all neatly packaged in a tin:
• A 400pt breadboard
• 3 LEDs (Red, Yellow and Green)
• A button
• A buzzer
• Resistors and jumper cables

 

The kit is accompanied by a set of downloadable worksheets that will take you through a series of exercises from writing a simple program in the Python programming language to lighting up LEDs, reading button presses and making a buzzer go beep! Whereas other products come pre-assembled, the CamJam EduKit introduces you to the world of breadboarding and building electronic circuits yourself, which we think is much more exciting!

 

All the worksheets are freely available to download from http://camjam.me/edukit

 

The CamJam EduKit is a joint venture between The Pi Hut and the Cambridge Raspberry Jam (CamJam). Profits from the sale of the kit will go to CamJam so that they can continue their educational and community work.
R119.90  Inc VAT
CamJam EduKit 2 - Sensors (CamJam EduKit #2)
The CamJam EduKit #2 is the latest edition to the EduKit family!

 

The kit is accompanied by a set of (currently 6) downloadable worksheets (or lesson plans for you educators!) that will take you through a series of exercises and projects, teaching you how to make the most of your kit. Whats best is that there is no soldering required, each high quality component is breadboard friendly!

 

All the worksheets are freely available to download from http://camjam.me/edukit

 

Kit Contents:
  • 1 x Breadboard
  • 1 x Immersible temperature Sensor
  • 1 x PIR Sensor
  • 1 x LDR
  • 1 x Active Buzzer
  • 1 x Red 10mm LED
  • 1 x Blue 10mm LED
  • 1 x 4.7K Resistor
  • 2 x 330 Resistor
  • 10 x M/F Jumper Wires
  • 4 x M/M Jumper Wires
  • 1 x Presentation Tin

 

Here are just 4 cool projects you could use the kit for:
  • Make a burglar alarm for your bedroom.
  • Switch on an LED when it gets dark.
  • Have an alarm go off when it’s freezing outside.
  • Test whether the light really does go off in the fridge when you shut the door.

 

Still not convinced? Check out these awesome articles on the kit!

 

The CamJam EduKit is a joint venture between The Pi Hut and the Cambridge Raspberry Jam (CamJam). Profits from the sale of the kit will go to CamJam so that they can continue their educational and community work.
R179.90  Inc VAT
CamJam EduKit 3 - Robotics (CamJam EduKit 3 Robotics)

The third in the series is here! The CamJam EduKit #3 is focused on robotics and contains (almost) everything you need to create your very own Raspberry Pi-powered robot.

All you need to do is to add your own chassis, Raspberry Pi (any model) & batteries! Then, follow the worksheets to make your own motorized buggy. Add the included sensors and you will soon be detecting objects in front of your robot and following line courses. Included in the kit are the following components:

  • A custom-designed, pre-soldered motor controller board (with screw terminals)
  • Two DC motors (with wires pre-soldered)
  • Two custom red wheels (which go extra fast… because they’re red!)
  • A ball castor (used as the ‘third wheel’ to your robot)
  • A small breadboard (to create your circuits)
  • Two pieces of strong 3M padded double-sided tape
  • A battery box for 4 AA batteries (batteries not included)
  • An ultrasonic distance sensor (for detecting objects in front of your robot)
  • A line follower sensor (for detecting and following black lines)
  • Resistors and jumper cables with which to complete your circuits
  • A strong cardboard box to keep it all in… or to cut into to make your chassis!

All the worksheets are freely available to download from http://camjam.me/edukit

 

Got a 3D printer? Daniel Bull has very kindly designed an awesome chassis, available from Thingiverse ..



Alex Eames over at Raspi.TV got his hands on a prototype, here's what he did!
https://youtu.be/LJDEV7rGwaM

And here's a fantastic unboxing video from Average Man vs Raspberry Pi!
https://youtu.be/KPYWNXiItwo

And another review! This time from TheRaspberryPiGuy! Thanks Matt!
https://youtu.be/TMjd0UrH2PY



R389.90  Inc VAT
The Raspberry Pi drinks coaster (rubber RPi coaster)

Protects your desk from unwanted spills

Eye-catching design really lightens up your workspace

Made from a flexible rubber, so durable and long lasting!

R59.90  Inc VAT
Babbage Bear (Babbage bear)

He's here! Meet Babbage Bear the Official Mascot of the Raspberry Pi World.

Babbage is a lovely little chap (20cm tall) - he's made from piled fabric (he's so soft and fuzzy, ooh!) with loving eyes and a delicately stitched nose. He even sports his very own Raspberry Pi logo t-shirt!

His duties* include (but are not limited to):
  • Protecting you from magic blue smoke.
  • Last minute inspiration / guidance.
  • Making children smile.
  • Previously was CEO of a Fortune 250 company.
* Effectiveness not guaranteed, he's only a little bear...
R189.90  Inc VAT
The MagPi Get Started with Raspberry Pi (book start Rpi with Pi3A+)

Ideal for beginners, this official guide contains everything you need to get started with Raspberry Pi, including a hardware starter kit:

  • Raspberry Pi 3A+ computer
  • Official Raspberry Pi 3A+ case
  • 16GB microSD card preloaded with NOOBs

The accompanying 116‑page book is packed with beginner’s guides to help you master your new Raspberry Pi!

  • Set up your new Raspberry Pi 3A+ for the first time
  • Discover amazing software built for creative learning
  • Learn how to program in Scratch and Python
  • Control electronics: buttons, lights, and sensors


You might need the following if you don't already have:
Including RPi 3A+, case and 16GB micro SD with NOOBs
R729.90  Inc VAT
Picade DIY kit - 10 inch display (Picade 10 inch)

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

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Wowstick 1F+ 64 In 1 Electric Cordless Screwdriver - Lithium-ion Charger with LED illumination (Wowstick screwdriver)
Description:   

Slim aluminum alloy housing with pen shape design, with Lithium-ion Battery Charger.
64 IN 1 Screwdriver set, a great helper for electronic repairs and projects.
Auto self-locking ratchet wheel orientation, with Dual Torque 0.15/3N.m working mode.

Unboxing video available at https://youtu.be/UHKV0s8Je2o

Specifications:   

Brand:Wowstick(XIAOMI ecological chain)
Model:1F+
Material:S2 Aluminum Alloy
Input Voltage:DC 3.7V
Battery Type:Lithium-ion Battery
USB Charge Type:Micro USB
Speed:200r/min
Charge Time:40min
Working Mode:Dual Torque 0.15/3N.m
Bits Size:4x28mm / 4x45mm
Weight:Approx. 280g
Color:Black
Package Box:White

56PCS Screwdriver Bits   

(4x28mm) Screwdirver:
PH0000/ PH000/ PH00/ PH0/ PH1/ PH2
SL1.0/ SL1.5/ SL2.0/ SL2.5/ SL3.0/ SL3.5/ SL4.0
T2/ T3/ T4/ T5/ T6/ T7/ T8/ T9/ T10/ T15/ T20
P2/ P5/ P6
H0.7/ H0.9/ H1.3/ H1.5/ H2.0/ H2.5/ H3.0/ H4.0
Y0.6/ Y1.0/ Y2.0/ Y2.5/ Y3.0
SQ0/ SQ1.0/ SQ2.0
U2.0/ U2.6/ U3.0
Triangle: 2.0/ 2.3/ 2.5/ 3.0
BisonFone0.8
W1.5

(4x45mm) Screwdirver:
PH0/ PH2/ SL2.0/ H2.0

Features:   

- XIAOMI Wowstick 1F+ Electric Screwdriver, with 56pcs screw bits.
- Slim S2 aluminum alloy housing body with pen shape design, easy to use.
- Ultra precision flexible circuit design, ensure long life time.
- with Lithium-ion Battery up to 8 hours continuous use.
- Continuous no-load for 2 hours, and endurance for 180 days.
- With 3 LED Shadowless light, more convenient to do the repairing job.
- Equipped with magnetic board, holding the screws taken off from the repairing items, no screws lost
- Automatic and Manual operation design, ensure hight working efficiency
- Screwing, Drilling and Threading muti-function, meeting your different working demands
- A great Helper for your daily repair projects

Package includes:   

1x Electric Screwdriver
1x Wowpad
1x USB Cable
56x Screw Bits
1x Dock Charge Base
1x Crowbar
1x Sucker
1x Magnetizer
1x Package Box
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