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T Style 40-Pin GPiO Breakout Board for Raspberry Pi 3 B, Pi 2 B & Pi B+ (T Board)
Pic is for illustration purposes only.
Colour might differ between blue and red as per manufacturer stock availability.

This T shaped breakout board makes it easier to use the GPIO pins as it is bigger in size and labeled.
The board also tightly fits on to a breadboard making electronic experiments much easier.

40 Pins means it's ready for use on the Pi3B,Pi2B and B+
R95.00  Inc VAT
Pi Supply Gert VGA 666 Hardware VGA for Raspberry Pi (Gert VGA)
PLEASE NOTE: SOLDERING REQUIRED - Loose componets kit form
Raspberry Pi Not Included


The Gert VGA 666 (6 bits per colour channel, hence 666) is a breakout/add on board for the Raspberry Pi Model B+,Pi 2 B and Pi 3 B (will not work with Model A/B as the additional GPIO pins are required). It is an open source hardware design recently released publicly by Gert van Loo who was one of the hardware engineers that was instrumental in the initial design of the original Raspberry Pi (also one of the chip architects on the BCM2835 chip at the heart of the Raspberry Pi) and someone that many of you may have spoken to at Raspberry Jams or on the Raspberry Pi forums. This was announced on the Raspberry Pi website and the full design files, schematics and other details are available onGitHub.

The Raspberry Pi has an HDMI port to connect a display. If your monitor only has VGA, you have to use an adapter. Because this requires a digital-to-analogue conversion, those adapters can be quite pricey, and they can draw lots of power. So our friend Gert van Loo  has created a VGA adapter that uses the Pi’s GPIO.

This wasn’t possible on the Model A or B, but now the B+ and newer models exposes 40 GPIO pins, there’s more to play with. As well as just allowing you to connect a VGA monitor natively, it also means you can use it as a secondary monitor alongside HDMI. And unlike composite video, the DPI interface can be run independent of the HDMI. The software for dual screens is still under development, but we expect that to arrive in the next couple of weeks. Running two screens at maximum resolution will consume SDRAM bandwidth, and is yet to be tested. (And there’s a catch: as the board uses most of your GPIO pins, you lose access to them.)

The VGA output supports the same resolution as your HDMI one: from 640 x 480 up to 1920 x 1024 at 60fps. At the highest resolution the pixel quality is almost as good as HDMI. The adapter uses a simple resistor ladder network as a digital-to-analogue converter, so the colour quality depends on how well-balanced your resistors are. There is slight colour banding, and with 6 bits per channel you have a maximum of 262144 colours.

Dom has been working on the software side and the new DPI (read: VGA) driver software has been added to the latest release.

 

R179.00  Inc VAT
Mini RTC Module (Real Time Clock) (rtc)

RASPBERRY PI NOT INCLUDED

This is a Mini Real-Time Clock module, it's design for the Raspberry Pi, but it can also be used with an Arduino.

Simply plug this tiny module into the GPIO header on the Raspberry Pi and away you go! 

Features:

  • Smaller
  • Work in 3.3V and 5V
  • Supported Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Specification:

  • DS3231 RTC IC
  • Self-adjust 3.3V and 5V
  • Size: 14x14x12 mm

Include:

  • 1x RTC Module
  • 1x Battery

Adding a Real Time Clock to Raspberry Pi
 

R55.00  Inc VAT
PiBorg - PicoBorg - Motor Controller (Picoborg motor controller)

The PicoBorg is an ultra compact motor controller for the Raspberry Pi. With PicoBorg, you can turn on and off fans, motors, solenoids or relays from your Raspberry Pi. There are 4 low side drivers, so you can turn on and off 4 devices, and one device is connected to the RPi PWM pin, so you can vary the speed of that motor! Motor control is accessed via a simple GUI, which can be installed by following the PicoBorg installation instructions. Motor power is not taken directly from the Raspberry Pi, so there's no risk of your Pi dropping out. Instead, the PicoBorg utilises a battery pack to drive the motors; meaning you're not restricted to 5V motors, in fact you can drive ANY motors up to 20V! Why not create your own Raspberry Pi Cyborg?

The PicoBorg is perfect for any small motor project, for example:

  • 4 fans on/off control over all and vary speed on one fan
  • 4 solenoids
  • 4 DC motors (on / off control over all and vary speed on one motor)
  • Control one 6 wire stepper motor in both directions
  • Rover project!

The PicoBorg Features:

  • Drive 4 x DC Motors (on/off) or 1 x 6-Wire Stepper motor (Bi-Direction)
  • Allows speed control on 1 x Motor
  • Max 20V recommended 12V or less
  • Max current 2.5A (stall) or less
  • Primarily designed to be used with large resistance, low inductance motors and for learning and experimenting purposes.
Warnings:
  • As there are no pull up or pull down resistors on the inputs, the picoBorg expects the Pi to be controlling the pins when the power is applied. Power the Pi first, run the software and then apply power to the PicoBorg.
  • There is no thermal shutoff, keep an eye on temperature of the FETs and diodes
  • There is no current limiting, you must observe current restrictions
  • There is no short circuit or reverse voltage protection
  • For commercial applications and control of larger motors and lower resistance coils etc, PiBorg or PiBorg nano may be a better solution
  • If you are new to electronics and getting started, we recommend you don't use a battery, rather a low current <100mA power supply as this can be more forgiving if you get things wrong
  • Be very careful of connections and soldering as mistakes could potentially hurt your picoBorg and Raspberry Pi.
R249.00  Inc VAT
GPIO Reference Board (Model B+,A+,2B and 3B) (gpio ref 40pin board)

RASPBERRY PI NOT INCLUDED(Neither the keys for those who wondered)

This cute little GPIO reference board from ModMyPi allows you to quickly and easily distinguish between the different pins of the Raspberry Pi Model B+, Raspberry Pi 2B and Pi 3B! It's even got a key chain hole, so you can carry it around and keep it handy - you'll never know when you need to hack a Pi!

The GPIO reference board features BCM numbering on one side and the pin names on the other. It can be soldered for permanent referencing, or slipped on and off when required.

Dimensions:
 
Width = 67mm
Height = 19mm
Thickness = 0.8mm
R35.00  Inc VAT
Raspberry Pi Sense HAT (Sense Hat)

The Sense HAT is an add-on board for Raspberry Pi, made especially for the Astro Pi mission! It’s going to the International Space Station in December 2015 – and is now available to buy from PiShop.

The Sense HAT has an 8×8 RGB LED matrix, a five-button joystick and includes the following sensors:

  • 3D Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer (Yaw, Pitch & Roll)
  • Magnetometer
  • Temperature
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Humidity

The Raspberry Pi Foundation have also created a Python library providing easy access to everything on the board.

Sensing Elements Technical Specification:

Pressure / Temperature (ST Micro LPS25H)
– 24-bit pressure measurement resolution (260hPa to 1260hPa)
– 16-bit temperature measurement resolution (0-125°C)
Datasheet

Humidity / Temperature (ST Micro HTS221)
– 16-bit humidity measurement resolution (0-100% relative humidity)
– 16-bit temperature measurement resolution (0-60°C)
Datasheet

Acceleration/Gyroscope/Magnetic field (ST Micro LSM9DS1)
– 9 degrees of freedom (X, Y, Z independent axes for all sensors)
– ±16 g acceleration measurement range
– ±16 gauss magnetometer measurement range
– ±2000 dps (degrees per second) gyroscope measurement range
Each of these measurement channels has 16 bits of resolution.
Datasheet

All of these sensors have features for periodic sampling of sensor values, complete with internal FIFO storage. The LPS25H and HTS221 have maximum sample rates of 25 per second, the LSM9DS1 has a maximum sample rate of 952Hz

LED Matrix
The LED matrix is driven by a combination of a constant-current LED driver and an Atmel ATTiny88 running a custom firmware that delivers an 8×8 display with 15-bit resolution RGB colour. If you want to get into the gory details, the AVR firmware is available on Github.

Joystick
The Atmel is responsible for sampling the joystick. We didn’t have enough pins left on the Atmel to dedicate the five that we needed to sample the joystick axes independently, so they’ve been spliced into the LED matrix row selects. The joystick gets updated at approximately 80Hz, which is the scan rate of the LED matrix.

All of the sensors (and the base firmware for the Atmel) are accessible from the Pi over I2C. As a fun bonus mode, the SPI peripheral on the Atmel has been hooked up to the Pi’s SPI interface – you can reprogram your HAT in the field! We use this method to get the firmware into the Atmel during production test – and we leave it unprotected so you can substitute the stock firmware to get it to do whatever you want. Seriously. First person to turn this sensor HAT into a quadcopter controller HAT wins a cookie from me.

Getting Started

Connect your Sense HAT to the Raspberry Pi via the 40 GPIO Pins.You will then need to install the software:

Open up a terminal and run the following command:

wget -O - http://www.raspberrypi.org/files/astro-pi/astro-pi-install.sh --no-check-certificate

When the install has finished you will need to reboot your Raspberry Pi!


R689.00  Inc VAT
GPIO IO kit v2.02 (GPIO IO v2.02)
GPIO IO kit v2.02 - SOLDERING REQUIRED - DIY kit

This IO kit is the second in our range and the ideal breakout board to learn how to control the RPi GPIO using python or on your Arduino.

This kit includes
  • pcb
  • 3 x LEDs, red, yellow and green
  • 3 x 330 Ohm resistors
  • 8 pin male to male pcb connector
  • 1 x Light dependant resistor
  • 1 x 1uF capacitor
  • 1 x buzzer
  • 1 x tactile switch
Possible projects
  • Traffic light
  • Disco/christmas running lights
  • Status indicator LEDs for alarm,robotics or related projects
  • Learn how to measure light intensity
  • Learn how to detect when a button is pressed
What you will need
  • Basic soldering skills and your soldering kit
  • 8 female to female jumpers to connect to your Pi
  • 8 male to female jumpers to connect to your Arduino
Please take note
  • Safety first
  • Soldering irons get very hot - be careful when soldering to avoid burns.
  • It is good practice to shut down the Pi/Arduino and unplug the power before connecting or disconnecting jumpers to the GPIO.

Sample code is available here in a Python tutorial to assist you

R80.01  Inc VAT
Adafruit DC & Stepper Motor HAT - Mini Kit (Adafr DC & Step Mini Kit)

Let your robotic dreams come true with the new DC+Stepper Motor HAT from Adafruit. This Raspberry Pi add-on is perfect for any motion project as it can drive up to 4 DC or 2 Stepper motors with full PWM speed control.

Raspberry Pi and motors are not included.

Since the Raspberry Pi does not have a lot of PWM pins, we use a fully-dedicated PWM driver chip onboard to both control motor direction and speed. This chip handles all the motor and speed controls over I2C. Only two pins (SDA & SCL) are required to drive the multiple motors, and since it's I2C you can also connect any other I2C devices or HATs to the same pins.

In fact, you can even stack multiple Motor HATs, up to 32 of them, for controlling up to 64 stepper motors or 128 DC motors (or a mix of the two) - just remember to purchase and solder in a stacking header instead of the one we include.

Motors are controlled by TB6612 MOSFET drivers with 1.2A per channel and 3A peak current capabilitya big improvement over L293D drivers and there are built-in flyback diodes as well.

We even had a little space so we added a polarity protection FET on the power pins and a bit of prototyping area. And the HAT is assembled and tested here at Adafruit so all you have to do is solder on the included 2x20 plain header and the terminal blocks.

Lets check out these specs again:

  • 4 H-Bridges: TB6612 chipset provides 1.2A per bridge (3A peak) with thermal shutdown protection, internal kickback protection diodes. Can run motors on 4.5VDC to 13.5VDC.
  • Up to 4 bi-directional DC motors with individual 8-bit speed selection (so, about 0.5% resolution)
  • Up to 2 stepper motors (unipolar or bipolar) with single coil, double coil, interleaved or micro-stepping.
  • Big terminal block connectors to easily hook up wires (18-26AWG) and power
  • Polarity protected 2-pin terminal block and jumper to connect external 5-12VDC power
  • Works best with Raspberry Pi model A+, B+, Pi 2 B or Pi 3 B.
  • Install the easy-to-use Python library, check out the examples and you're ready to go!

Comes with an assembled & tested HAT, terminal blocks, and 2x20 plain header. Some soldering is required to assemble the headers on. Stacking header not included.

Raspberry Pi, motors, and battery pack are not included but we have lots of motors in the shop and all our DC motors, and stepper motors work great. Check out Adafruit's detailed tutorial for tons of info including schematics, wiring diagrams, python libraries and example walkthroughs.

R399.00  Inc VAT
X200 EXPANSION BOARD (X200 EXPANSION BOARD)

Description:

The expansion board is directly connected on top of the Raspberry Pi using the board GPIO header pins, and no wiring nor soldering is required, and duplicated the 40-pin header of the R-Pi in order to support existing expansion boards. X200 is fully compatible with Raspberry Pi Model B+ and Pi2 model B.

The company emphasizes that their HDMI to VGA converter is not powered by the R-Pi HDMI port, as this is known to cause issues. You can find more information, including instructions to build the RTC drivers and control the servo with WiringPi, on the company’s Raspberry Pi page.

Features:

Input Voltage – 6V to 21Vdc converted to 5V, 3A via step-down DC/DC converter to power the Raspberry Pi.
VGA output – HDMI to VGA converter supporting up to UXGA (1600×1200) and 1080p with 10-bit DAC
Audio – 3.5mm MIC in jack, 3.5mm stereo audio jack, SPDIF output, audio IO connector (Microphone input and stereo audio amplifier 3.3Wx2)
Wireless - WiFi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) with antenna, IR sensor (38KHz)
USB – self-powered USB hub with 3 ports
RTC – Based on DS3231SN with included CR2032 battery
Servo support – 8-channel Darlington driver chip  (ULN2803) allowing to control electronic circuits which require more current.
I/Os – Power output connector, headers to access camera connector on top of the Raspberry Pi
Misc – DIP switch to remove connection from RPi’s pin header
Dimensions – 85 x 56mm (Same size as Raspberry Pi)

Read more : 
http://www.suptronics.com/Xseries/x200.html 

Package includes:

1 x Supstronics X200 Multifunction Expansion Board
1 x Case
R1,165.00  Inc VAT
X400 EXPANSION BOARD (X400 EXPANSION BOARD)
Features:

Input Voltage:  6V to 24V dc converted to 5V, 3A via step-down DC/DC converter to power the Raspberry Pi 
Wireless: Built in IR sensor (38KHz)
 - Full-HD audio – up to 24-bit/192kHz playback
 - Class leading audio; 112db SNR, and THD of 0.0019%
 - Audiophile TI Burr Brown 32-bit/384kHz DAC (TI PCM5122)
 - Uses the digital I2S audio signals to reduce CPU load over USB audio solutions
 - Integrated hardware volume control
 - Mute can be enabled / disabled via jumper
 - Built in High quality audio headphone amplifier (TI TPA6133A)
 - Earphone AMP can be enabled / disabled via jumper
 - Built in High quality Class-D stereo audio amplifier (TI TPA3118D2)
 - Up to 2 x 20W into 4 ohm
 - AMP can be enabled / disabled via jumper
 - Phono/RCA connectors 
 - 3.5mm stereo audio jack
 - Speaker terminals
-  Power output socket
 - DIP switch to remove connection from RPi’s pin header
 - Directly connected on top of the Raspberry Pi using the board GPIO header pins 
 - No wiring nor soldering is required 
 - Duplicated the 40-pin header of the R-Pi in order to support existing expansion boards 
 - Suitable for Raspberry Pi Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

More information:

http://www.suptronics.com/Xseries/x400.html

Package included:

1 x Expansion board 
1 x Pack of plastic screws
2 x Jumper caps
R837.50  Inc VAT
X600 EXPANSION BOARD (X600 EXPANSION BOARD)

Features:

Input Voltage: - 6V to 20Vdc converted to 5V, 3A via step-down DC/DC converter to power the Raspberry Pi and SATA device
SATA:  Allows you to connect SATA devices to your Raspberry Pi
Wireless: - Built in IR sensor (38KHz)
- Allows you to extract audio signals from HDMI of your Raspberry Pi
- Converts HDMI audio to digital optical or Coaxial or stereo RCA analog
- The SPDIF optical or Coaxial audio output supports all audio formats up to 5.1CH Dolby Digital 5.1CH / AC3 & DTS 5.1CH audio
- Extract digital 2CH PCM stereo audio signal from the HDMI input and convert it to 2CH analog stereo output through its RCA style L/R analog output or earphone jack
- Provides the Best Flexibility through Three NEW Audio EDID Settings: Pass, 2CH and 5.1CH
- Maintains surround format when converting to digital optical audio
- Supports high definition input up to 1080p@(24/60)Hz, output resolution follows input
- Supports HDMI signal amplification and equalization output for repeater function
- HDMI output supports all audio formats including more advanced Dolby Digital Plus, PCM5.1CH and beyond
- Power output socket

Directly connected on top of the Raspberry Pi using the board GPIO header pins 
- No wiring nor soldering is required 
- Duplicated the 40-pin header of the R-Pi in order to support existing expansion boards 

Note:

1. The RCA L/R output will not have sound if the incoming audio is multi-channel audio (>2CH). Set EDID switch to 2CH for RCA L/T stereo application. 
2. TOSLINK optical audio output does not support Dolby Digital Plus (used by Roku and Chromecast) and higher formats, such as HD audio (Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, PCM5.1 and beyond). 
3. Set audio EDID to 5.1CH for DD5.1CH / DTS5.1CH, use optical output to connect to audio receiver for surround sound. 

More information: 
http://www.suptronics.com/Xseries/x600.html

Package included:

1 x Expansion board 
1 x HDMI to VGA connector
1 x USB male to male connector
1 x Pack of install screws
1 x Case
R993.32  Inc VAT
Raspberry Pi GPS HAT (GPS hat green)

This is a Raspberry GPS HAT expansion board designed specifically for the Raspberry Pi B+, A+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B!  It's a simple to install and use GPS module, that utilises the Raspberry Pi the serial ports (UART) for communication. The board is compliant with Raspberry Pi HAT specification, and includes a 2x20 way header and stand-offs to provide a robust solution to Raspberry Pi GPS function.

We also have cases available for the Raspberry Pi and GPS HAT combination in Clear, and you'll probably need an external Antenna to get going!

It's great for accurate timing applications or general applications that require GPS information. It's equipped with the latest Ublox MAX-M8Q low power, high performance positioning module and features an RTC Crystal for timing applications, making it more than adequate for a Pi based NTP Server. Its worth noting the module can, with a serial command, be placed in “Stationary” dynamic mode which is the default mode for the much more expensive timing modules.To facilitate PPS, the time pulse output is connected to GPIO18, so you can utilise this board to give NTP PPS discipline. 

The board features an SMA Female connector for an active patch antenna power, PPS LED's, and an on board 6 hour supercap which can be used to retain any custom settings in the event of power loss.

Please Note. This board is NOT compatible with the original Raspberry Pi A and B boards.

Please Note. This board has firmware version 2.01 and is currently unable to receive Galileo signals.

Features:

  • Raspberry Pi HAT Compliant GPS Module
  • MAX-M8Q GPS Chipset
  • Utlises Pi Serial UART Connection
  • PPS connected to GPIO18 (Pin 12)
  • RTC Crystal
  • Navigation Sensitivity: –167 dBm 
  • Position accuracy: 2.0m CEP
  • Power Consumption: 25 mA @ 3.0 V (approx.)
  • Connector: SMA Female
  • Supercap for setting retention

Tutorials

Raspberry Pi GPS HAT & Python

Stratum 1 NTP Server Instructions

R689.00  Inc VAT
MegaPi Born to Motion Control (MegaPi)

Please note this item only includes the MegaPi board. Servos, motors etc is for demonstration purposes only.

What is MegaPi?

MegaPi—Born to Motion Control

MegaPi is a microcontroller board based on ATmega2560. With abundant motor driver interfaces, it can control and combine different kinds of motors rapidly, drive 10 servos and 8 DC motors/ 4 stepper motors simultaneously and have a maximum output current of 10A.

MegaPi can be programmed with Arduino software (IDE) or graphical programming language. It is even better that MegaPi works perfectly with Raspberry Pi, by which makers will be able to drive motors and sensors with Python!

With strong motor-driving ability and ease of use, MegaPi is an ideal option for 3D printer, CNC, robotic project etc.

How to Use MegaPi?

Take it easy! It is quite easy-to-use though with great capabilities. If you are a fan of Arduino or Raspberry Pi, we believe that controlling Mega Pi will be a piece of cake to you, since you must know Arduino IDE or Python programming very well. (Controlling MegaPi through Python programming requires a Raspberry Pi, and you have to weld their communication interfaces together.)

Graphical Programming

We also prepare graphical programming for the beginner of Maker, making creating robot very easy. We even add the control program of MegaPi into our App, which enables you to control MegaPi with iPad! As congeneric products, MegaPi also need to control motor by motor driver. However, the driver interfaces of MegaPi are encapsulated and anti-reverse, so that you can insert or pull out driver module conveniently.

Driver modules types:

• Stepper motor driver: http://makeblock.com/megapi-encoder-dc-motor-river

• DC/coding electric motor: http://makeblock.com/megapi-stepper-motor-driver-v1

Thus, don't forget to buy motor driver if you intend to do some projects with motor. We prepare some instructions :

User Guide:

Learn: http://learn.makeblock.com/megaPi/

Arduino IDE: http://learn.makeblock.com/learning-Arduino

Makeblock HD App: http://learn.makeblock.com/makeblock-app-hd/

Who is MegaPi Born for?

Constructing and developing projects like robots, 3D printer and CNC require main control board with stronger motor-driving ability and diversified program languages for users of different levels. MegaPi is exactly born for this. As the newest generation of microcontroller board of Makeblock, it inheres our idea: making creation easy.

If you are a geek who need a cost-effective board to make your infinitive creative ideas into practice;

If you are a teacher or a student of STEM education who desires to learn open-source hardware and program language;

If you are a cool parent who wants to create something, enjoying DIY with your kids,MegaPi will be the best choice for you.

Features:

• Four motor driver interfaces for adding encoder motor driver and stepper motor driver, and thus to drive DC motors, encoder motors and stepper motors;

• One wireless communication interface for adding Bluetooth module or 2.4G module;

• Ten servo interfaces which enable the board to drive up to 10 servos at the same time;

• Two high-power MOS driver interface which is able to drive devices with a maximum current of 10A. Maximum output: DC 5V 3A;

• One Raspberry Pi switch interface (requires manual soldering) to realize 5V to 3.3V serial communication.

megapi-d-2.png

The various colors on MegaPi represents specialized functions:

• Red pin--power output/motor output;

• Yellow pin--I/O pin;

• Blue pin--wireless communication interface;


R1,060.20  Inc VAT
GPS SMA Antenna 3 to 5V 28dB 5m (External, Active) (GPS Antenna)
Give your Raspberry Pi Ultimate GPS Project a boost with this external active antenna. This GPS antenna draws about 10mA and will give you an additional 28 dB of gain. The connecting cable is 5m long so it will easily reach wherever you need it to. The antenna is also magnetic so it will stick to the top of a car or truck (or any other steel structure)!
 
This Antenna is designed to be used with the following products:
 
  • GPS SMA to uFL Adaptor Cable
  • Ultimate GPS Breakout Board
  • GPS HAT Mini
  • GPS Logger Shield
  • 28dB Active External Antenna
Comes with a standard SMA connector on the end. If you want to connect to our Ultimate GPS V3 module, be sure to pick up a uFL to SMA adapter! 
 
The GPS SMA Antenna Features:
  • Gain 28 dB
  • Operating Frequency 1575.42MHz ± 1.023MHz (T1)
  • Output Impedance 50 ohms
  • Bandwidth 10 MHz minute @ S11 ≤ -10dB
  • Output VSWR 2.0 Max
  • Voltage 2.3~5.5V
  • Dimensions: L 41.2xW38.5xH13.3 mm
  • Mount: Magnetic Antenna
  • Coaxial Cable: RG174 Length 5m
  • Cable Connector: SMA MALE
  • Operating Temperature: -30°C to +85°C
R289.00  Inc VAT
RPi B+/2/3 GPIO Paddle Board Breakout Kit Assembled (GPIO paddle board)

The GPIO Paddle Board Breakout Kit enables you to bring the Raspberry Pi B+ GPIO connections out from your Raspberry Pi to a 'push wire' paddle terminal board! This kit requires absolutely no soldering, but will allow you to jump straight from the Pi to your project or breadboard without the use of a cobbler kit. All terminals are labelled on the PCB silkscreen and the kit includes a Rainbow GPIO Ribbon cable.

The 'push wire' terminals can be utilised with solid core wire stripped to around 10mm of exposed copper.

The GPIO Paddle Board Breakout Kit Features:

  • 1 x GPIO Paddle Breakout Board
  • 1 x 200mm Rainbow Ribbon Cable Assembly
R159.60  Inc VAT
GPIO Breakout Kit (GPIO breakout kit)
We created this bundled breakout kit for easy connection from your Raspberry Pi GPIO to the breadboard.
The bundle is discounted to save you some hard earned cash rather than paying full price for loose components.

Package includes:

1 x BreadBoard 400 tie points
1 x 40-Pin Gray Ribbon Cable (29cm)
1 x GPIO T Board for easy breadboard connection
R169.00  Inc VAT
R199.00
VGA 666 Adapter Board For Raspberry Pi 3 Model B 2B B+ A+ (vga board red soldered)
Description:

It is a neat and very useful solution for using a VGA display/monitor with your Raspberry Pi and is cheaper than an HDMI to VGA adapter or similar. The VGA connection is driven natively in hardware over the GPIO pins (using a parallel interface) and uses around the same CPU load as the HDMI connection on board. It is capable of displaying 1080p60 VGA video with no CPU load. It is also possible to drive this interface at the same time as the HDMI connection, so a dual screen set up is also possible.

This add-on board uses all but 6 of the GPIO pins so it may not be possible to use other add-on boards at the same time as the VGA adapter. You should disable all of the GPIO pin's function so that it can work properly.

We strongly recommend that you use 800x600 resolution. The highly resolution will slow down your Pi and use more RAM.

Feature:

- Support for Raspberry Pi 3B / 2B / B+ / A+
- The VGA output supports resolution:from 640 x 480 up to 1920 x 1024 at 60fps.
- With 6 bits per channel you have a maximum of 262144 colours.
- No soldering required.
- Easy to setup.
- Easy to configure.
- Dimension: 64.00mm x 32.3mm
- Net weight: 16.5g

Note:

Raspberry Pi main board is not included.

More about this item: http://wiki.52pi.com/index.php/VGA666_Module_For_RPi_SKU:EP-0073

Package includes:

1 × VGA Adapter Board
R159.00  Inc VAT
ControlBlock - 2 Player Joystick/Button Controller & Power Switch (3A3 arcade board dual)

Raspberry Pi not included

Power Switch, Game Controllers and I/O for the Raspberry Pi! The ControlBlock is a fully assembled extension board for the Raspberry Pi that adds power switch functionality and screw terminal general purpose input/output (GPIO) pins ready to use for connecting arcade buttons, joysticks, gamepads, NES/SNES controllers etc. for your arcade project!

The power switch functionality allows you to turn on and off the power to the Raspberry Pi with a toggle switch (A toggle switch is not part of the ControlBlock). The ControlBlock comes with a pre-soldered USB Micro socket, but tou can optionally solder a USB-B socket to the ControlBlock if required. Any toggle switch can be connected to the ControlBlock, which allows you the biggest flexibility for your project. The power status of the Raspberry Pi can be indicated via an LED that can be connected to male pin headers.

The GPIO pins can be accessed from the Raspberry Pi via the SPI interface. The ControlBlock makes it very easy to connect arcade controllers for up to two players. The open-source driver for the ControlBlock can be configured for various controller types. It supports arcade controllers that are mapped to game pad devices, as well as a mapping to a MAME keyboard configuration. The ControlBlock also supports the polling of SNES and NES controllers.

You can find an article with a detailed description of the ControlBlock, getting started information and various demo videos here. The ControlBlock comes fully assembled.

ControlBlock Features

  • 2 x MCP23S17-E/SO - 16Bit GPIO Expansion IC's
  • 32 I/O's
  • SPI Interface
  • Power Switch Functionality via Micro USB Port
  • Screw Terminal I/O Ports for Arcade Inputs e.g. Buttons/Joystick/Gamepads etc.
  • Designed to host 2 Players

Downloads

ControlBlock Documentation 

Source Code

R699.00  Inc VAT
Picade PCB - 3W Amplifier & Arcade Board (ATmega32U4) (3A3 Picade control board)

The Picade PCB behaves like a keyboard when plugged in via USB and has a default key-mapping (though you can reprogram it using the Arduino IDE). Connections are made using screw terminals for a solid, permanent installation. This is an Arduino-compatible board with integrated 3W stereo amplifier designed for use in arcade projects (like our Picade). You can use it to map button and switches for your own arcade project!

It uses the same micro-controller as the Arduino Leonardo (the ATmega32U4) and is pre-installed with the Arduino bootloader and our software.

Features:

  • Powered by an ATmega32U4 (32KB, 2.5K RAM @ 16MHz)
  • 6-pin ISP header for direct programming (also pre-loaded with Arduino bootloader)
  • Includes a stereo 3W amplifier (PAM8407) for use with 4Ω speakers
  • Appears as a USB HID device (keyboard) to the host
  • Screw terminal contacts for four-direction Joystick, 12 buttons, and two speakers
  • Reset button
  • Mounting holes
  • Power, Bootload, TX, and RX LED indicators
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MyPiFi GPIO Expander Board (Mypifi gpio expander)

Expand your GPIO ports by another 16 with this great add on board for the Raspberry Pi! This easy assembly kit from MyPiFi features a plumbed-in MCP23017 IC - It uses two i2c pins (which can be shared with other devices if required) and in exchange gives your Pi another 16 GPIO's! Each I/O pin can be configured as an in input, output or an input with a pullup and the chip can also be configured for interrupts for when an input changes, so you don't need to keep polling it!  You can also set the i2c address for up to 8 unique chips on the same i2c bus, which means you can daisy-chain these IC's to give you up to 128 I/O's!

Note: This comes in kit form, so some soldering assembly is required.

Features

  • MCP23017 IC
  • 16 Port GPIO Expander Board
  • Stackable (Up to 128 I/O's)
  • Configurable I/O's (Input/Ouput/Input w/ Pullup)

Assembly Guide

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