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R189.90  Inc VAT
This robot chassis is designed to be used with our Explorer HAT, Explorer HAT Pro, or Explorer pHAT boards though it will work with other motor drivers!
R299.90  Inc VAT
R499.90
R319.90  Inc VAT
This neat little adapter board is designed to join two Raspberry Pi Camera board cables together, allowing you to extend the length of the camera cable.
R64.90  Inc VAT
The ProtoZero is a prototyping board for the Raspberry Pi Zero, that also fits the A , B and Pi2.
R134.90  Inc VAT
Absolutely no soldering required! All that's needed is a few gentle taps with a hammer and bazinga! Your header is securely attached to your Pi Zero or pHAT.
R139.90  Inc VAT
Eight super-bright RGB LED indicators that are ideal for adding visual notifications to your Raspberry Pi without breaking the bank!
R119.90  Inc VAT
Add a tiny yet convenient power switch to your Pi with OnOff SHIM!
R139.90  Inc VAT
Protect your Pi Zero W in style with the Pibow Zero W case, in beautiful berry colours - red, purple, and blue!
R85.64  Inc VAT
R109.90
R499.90  Inc VAT
Convert your Pi Zero or Pi Zero W into a convenient USB dongle.
R129.90  Inc VAT
R34.90  Inc VAT
R229.90  Inc VAT
ReSpeaker 4-Mic Array for Raspberry Pi is a quad-microphone expansion board for Raspberry Pi designed for AI and voice applications. This means that you can build a more powerful and flexible voice product that integrates Amazon Alexa Voice Service, Google Assistant, and so on.
R539.90  Inc VAT
Take control of and monitor your world with our ultimate jack-of-all-trades Raspberry Pi HAT!
R639.90  Inc VAT
pin:bit breaks out all of the useful pins from your micro:bit into breadboard format while providing handy-dandy labels to make your builds go smoothly.
R129.90  Inc VAT
R167.91  Inc VAT
R219.90
Tiny 2040 (PM Tiny2040)

Description:

A postage stamp sized RP2040 development board with a USB-C connection and 8MB of flash, perfect for portable projects, wearables, and embedding into devices.

While we love the Raspberry Pi Pico we also wanted something smaller and with a bunch more flash on board. Introducing the Tiny 2040 - a teeny tiny powerhouse with the chops to realise truly ambitious projects.

Powered and programmable via USB-C, Tiny 2040 comes with 8MB of QSPI (XiP) flash on board so it can handle projects small and large with ease. The board is designed with castellated pads to allow it to be directly soldered onto a PCB or alternatively you can use pin headers to hook it up on a breadboard or directly with wires. We've even managed to fit in a programmable RGB LED, a reset button and some clever circuitry that lets you use the boot button as a user controllable switch.

It's compatible with firmware built for the Raspberry Pi Pico but offers a reduced number of pins due to its size. You can even run MicroPython on it!

Features

  • Powered by RP2040
  • ARM Cortex M0 running at up to 133Mhz
  • 264kB of SRAM
  • USB-C connector for power, programming, and data transfer
  • 8MB of QSPI flash supporting XiP
  • User controllable RGB LED
  • Twelve IO pins (including four 12-bit ADC channels)
  • Switch for basic input (doubles up as DFU select on boot)
  • On-board 3V3 regulator
  • Dimensions: approx 22.9 x 18.2 x 6mm (L x W x H)


About RP2040

Raspberry Pi's RP2040 microcontroller is a dual core ARM Cortex M0 running at up to 133Mhz. It bundles in 264kB of SRAM, 30 multifunction GPIO pins (including a four channel 12-bit ADC), a heap of standard peripherals (I2C, SPI, UART, PWM, clocks, etc), and USB support.

One very exciting feature of RP2040 is the programmable IOs which allow you to execute custom programs that can manipulate GPIO pins and transfer data between peripherals - they can offload tasks that require high data transfer rates or precise timing that traditionally would have required a lot of heavy lifting from the CPU.

R189.90  Inc VAT
STS-Pi - Build a Roving Robot (STS Tri robot chassis)
Description:

This robot chassis is designed to be used with our Explorer HAT, Explorer HAT Pro, or Explorer pHAT boards though it will work with other motor drivers!

The kit is a great way to introduce yourself to robots and controlling motors with your Raspberry Pi. It even includes a camera mount so your little robot can take pictures while it's roaming around!

There is no soldering required and the whole kit can be put together with a small flat-head screwdriver.

Connor Plant has created a build video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHn3ZiPG69w

Kit includes:

  • Laser cut chassis
  • Raspberry Pi camera mount
  • 2 x super-grippy moon-buggy wheels
  • 2 x push header motors (298:1 ratio)
  • 0.5" front castor wheel
  • Jumper leads
  • 2 x motor mounting brackets
  • 2 x battery clips (battery optional and not included)
  • Nuts, bolts, and other fixings

Build up your robot and program it in Python, Scratch, or whatever language you prefer! Add a USB battery pack (not included) and a WiFi dongle and you can make it roam free!

Does not include the Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi Camera, or Explorer HAT (Pro or pHAT).

This robot chassis is designed to be used with our Explorer HAT, Explorer HAT Pro, or Explorer pHAT boards though it will work with other motor drivers!
R299.90  Inc VAT
R499.90
Pimoroni Explorer HAT PRO (Explorer hat pro)

Please note: Raspberry Pi not included

The Explorer HAT and Explorer HAT Pro are the perfect prototyping side-kicks for your Raspberry Pi!

We've added a heap of useful input and output options that will take your projects to the next level. Great for driving motors, using analog sensors, interfacing with 5V systems, and touch (even fruit based!) interfaces.

It's compatible with Raspberry Pi 2, Pi 3, B , and A and comes fully assembled.

Features:

  • Four buffered 5V tolerant inputs
  • Four powered 5V outputs (up to 500mA!)
  • Four capacitive touch pads
  • Four capacitive crocodile clip pads
  • Four coloured LEDs
  • PRO ONLY Four analog inputs
  • PRO ONLY Two H-bridge motor drivers
  • PRO ONLY A heap of useful (unprotected) 3v3 goodies from the GPIO
  • A mini breadboard on top!

5V tolerant inputs - Hook up your Pi to accept input from 5V systems (like Arduino Uno/Leonardo or 5V Trinkets). We've used a 5-channel buffer that will accept anything from 2V-5V as logic high.

5V powered ouputs - The onboard darlington array can supply up to 500mA per channel (but you'll be limited to driving around 1A total from the board). Ideal for stepper motors, solenoids, and relays.

Eight capacitive inputs - Four along the front edge for touch input (labelled 1, 2, 3, 4) and four up the side for attaching crocodile clips to objects (such as fruit, or tin foil) for experimentation!

Four coloured LEDs - Independently controllable LEDs (red, green, blue, and yellow) that make great status indicators.

Four analog inputs (pro only) - A tidy way to integrate analog signals into your project.

Two H-Bridge motor drivers (pro only) - Drive two 5V motors bidirectionally with up to 200mA per channel. Ideal with our micro-metal gear-motors to create the perfect little buggy! You can even soft-PWM for full speed control.

Full Python library, documentation and examples - Head on over to our GitHub to find a Python library, examples, documentation and a brief introduction to Explorer HAT: https://github.com/pimoroni/explorer-hat

R319.90  Inc VAT
Raspberry PI Camera Cable Joiner/Extender (Cam cable joiner/extender)

PLEASE NOTE: Pic is for demonstration purposes only
Ribbon Cables are NOT included, this is the adaptor board only!


This neat little adapter board is designed to join two Raspberry Pi Camera board cables together, allowing you to extend the length of the camera cable on Raspberry Pi B/B /2/3 and Pi Zero using multiple cables!

The Raspberry Pi camera module comes with its own 30cm cable to connect to the Pi, but sometimes that's simply not long enough. This lovely little board lets you add extension cables to your existing camera cable, giving you as much range as you'll need!

Features:

  • 1mm Pitch
  • 15 Way Flat Cable Connector Female to Female
  • Designed for Raspberry Pi Camera Cables

Raspberry Pi B/B /2/3 - You will need 2 standard Raspberry Pi Camera Cables One Extender Board.

Raspberry Pi Zero -You will need one Pi Zero Camera Cable Standard Raspberry Pi Camera Cable  One Extender Board.

This neat little adapter board is designed to join two Raspberry Pi Camera board cables together, allowing you to extend the length of the camera cable.
R64.90  Inc VAT
ProtoZero (protozero phat)
Description:

The ProtoZero is a prototyping board for the Raspberry Pi Zero, that also fits the A , B and Pi2.

The ProtoZero is a breadboard-style prototyping board for the new Raspberry Pi Zero (and the first ever Pi Zero based Kickstarter campaign).

It's designed to make it easy to move your messy Raspberry Pi breadboard projects to a PCB.

Simply add your components to the prototyping area, connect GPIO, power and GND as required - solder it all up and away you go!

Features

  • Full breakout of the PiZero's 40-Pin GPIO header, ready to connect to your project
  • 154 holes of prototyping area - set in lanes of 3 to make it even easier to connect your components to the Pi
  • Labelled GPIO numbers and printed lanes on both sides on the board
  • High-quality ENIG (Electroless nickel immersion gold) PCB plating
  • Female GPIO header included

The only assembly involved is the soldering of the GPIO header.

Make sure the header is fitted in to the PCB with the main 'PROTOZERO' text on the underside like the image below:

You should then solder the header from the top face of the PCB, ensuring the header is fitted to the outer GPIO section:

The ProtoZero is a prototyping board for the Raspberry Pi Zero, that also fits the A , B and Pi2.
R134.90  Inc VAT
GPIO Hammer Header Jig Kit(Solderless) (hammer header jig kit)
Description:

Raspberry Pi Zero not included!

Absolutely no soldering required! All that's needed is a few gentle taps with a hammer and bazinga! Your header is securely attached to your Pi Zero or pHAT.

Male Female Installation Jig

If your soldering isn't quite up to scratch, or you just don't own a soldering iron yet, then these nifty hammer headers might be just the job. They come in male and female flavours, and use crafty little retaining nubbins to grip tightly into the holes on the PCB.

The installation jig kit contains two acrylic base pieces, onto which your Pi Zero or pHAT sits, two nylon bolts, an acrylic top piece onto which you hammer, and both a male and female header. Make sure you carefully read our guide for fitting hammer headers.

We strongly recommend using our installation jig! If you want to try without it then godspeed to you but it is a delicate and tricky process! The female headers are simpler to insert than the male headers as you can hammer straight onto the plastic of the header, but the male ones are particularly tricky without the jig.

Please note: we can't be held responsible for any damage that you may cause to your Pi Zero, pHAT, fingers, or headers while fitting them. If you follow our guide carefully then you should be fine. If this worries you, then get yourself a soldering iron instead!

Loose Male hammer headers are also available.

Tutorial on using the jig

Watch our demo of how to fit the hammer headers on Bilge Tank, below.

Absolutely no soldering required! All that's needed is a few gentle taps with a hammer and bazinga! Your header is securely attached to your Pi Zero or pHAT.
R139.90  Inc VAT
Blinkt! (Blinkt)
Description:

Eight super-bright RGB LED indicators that are ideal for adding visual notifications to your Raspberry Pi without breaking the bank!

Inspired by Alex Ellis' work with his Raspberry Pi Zero Docker Cluster, we developed these boards for him to use as status indicators. Blinkt! offers eight APA102 pixels in the smallest (and cheapest) form factor to plug straight onto your Raspberry Pi.

Each pixel on Blinkt! is individually controllable and dimmable allowing you to create gradients, pulsing effects, or just flash them on and off like crazy. The data and clock lines are connected to GPIO #23 and #24 respectively but for simplicity you can just use our Python library to drive them.

Features

  • Eight APA102 RGB LEDs
  • Individually controllable pixels
  • Sits directly on top of your Pi in a tiny footprint
  • Fits inside most Pi cases
  • Doesn't interfere with PWM audio
  • Blinkt! pinout
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B , A , Zero, and Zero W
  • Python library
  • Comes fully assembled

Software

Our Blinkt! Python library will have you blasting out rainbows in two shakes of a unicorn's tail! There's a stack of examples too, from binary clocks to cheerlights and flickering candles to Larson scanners!

Notes

  • Be careful to plug in your Blinkt! the correct way round, it has curves on the top that match the corners of your Raspberry Pi.
  • The dimensions of Blinkt! are 65mm long x 8mm wide x 8.5mm thick (thickness includes header and pixels).

We featured Blinkt! on a special episode of Bilge Tank where we tried to come up with as many different code examples as possible in one morning. Check it out below.



Tutorials & Projects

Eight super-bright RGB LED indicators that are ideal for adding visual notifications to your Raspberry Pi without breaking the bank!
R119.90  Inc VAT
OnOff SHIM (On/Off Shim)
Description:

Our SHIMs (Shove Hardware in the Middle) are a new range of boards designed to be small, affordable, and handy. They're just 1mm thick (the bare board, not including mounted components) and designed to be soldered straight onto the GPIO pins of your Pi, if you wish, so that you can use them with HATs and pHATs on top.

Usage

Just plug your micro-USB power supply into the micro-B connector on OnOff SHIM, and then press the button once to switch on power and boot up your Pi. After installing our software (details below), you can press the button again to initiate a clean shutdown and completely cut the power to your Pi.

Features

  • super-small SHIM-format board
  • 1mm thick PCB
  • can be used with HATs and pHATs
  • corner-mounted push button for on/off
  • micro-B connector for power supply
  • red status LED
  • optional breakout pins to connect an external momentary button
  • 2x6 female header included
  • software daemon to shutdown cleanly
  • requires soldering

Software

We've put together a one-line-installer to install the clean shutdown daemon. It watches the state of BCM pin 17 and, when pulled low (pressed), it initiates a clean shutdown. Last thing, just before your Pi shuts down, BCM pin 4 is pulled low to completely cut power to your Pi.

To install the software, open a terminal and type curl https://get.pimoroni.com/onoffshim | bash to run the one-line-installer.

Add a tiny yet convenient power switch to your Pi with OnOff SHIM!
R139.90  Inc VAT
Pibow Zero W (Pibow zero W)
Description:

Protect your Pi Zero W in style with the Pibow Zero W case, in beautiful berry colours - red, purple, and blue!

Note that this is the case for the Raspberry Pi Zero W only. This case is not compatible with the Pi Zero v1.2/1.3. Does not include a Raspberry Pi Zero W!

Features

  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi Zero W
  • Super-slimline profile
  • Fully HAT/pHAT compatible
  • Protects your beloved Pi Zero W!
  • Clear top and base leave Raspberry Pi Zero W visible
  • GPIO cut-out
  • Leaves ports and GPIO accessible (encloses micro SD and blocks RUN/TV header)
  • Made from lightweight high-quality cast acrylic
  • Great for hacking and tinkering!
  • Made in Sheffield, UK

Crafted out of four unique layers including a transparent top and base that leave your beautiful Pi visible inside. Each layer is laser-cut from colourful high-quality cast acrylic and once stacked they securely contain a Raspberry Pi Zero W while leaving the primary ports and GPIO accessible.

This case is lightweight and ideal for mounting to any surface. No tools are required for assembly or disassembly (check out the exploded diagram on this page for tips on assembly, or our tutorial).

Protect your Pi Zero W in style with the Pibow Zero W case, in beautiful berry colours - red, purple, and blue!
R85.64  Inc VAT
R109.90
Camera Module for Raspberry Pi Zero Standard (zero cam standard)

How to use Picamera with Raspberry Pi OS Bullseye: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7KPSc_Xr24&list=WL&index=2

Description:


This minimal Camera for the Pi Zero is perfect for small camera projects where space is at a premium.

The sensor is 5MP, and the whole shebang is mounted on a flexible circuit board. As such, a little care is needed when handling, just like the connector on the Pi Zero. Easy there Lennie.

Otherwise it's an economical and svelte solution for birdcams, bodycams, home security and simple computer vision projects.

Only for Raspberry Pi Zero with CSI camera port.

Specifications:

Approx dimensions of camera: 10mm x 11.4mm x 5.1mm

Resources:

Getting started with PiCamera

R319.90  Inc VAT
Unicorn HAT (Unicorn HAT)
Description:

What's going to protect your beloved Raspberry Pi from an onslaught of rainbow-coloured fusion? That's right, it's Unicorn HAT.

Sporting a matrix of 64 (8 x 8) RGB LEDs and powered directly from the Pi, this is the most compact pocket aurora available.

Unicorn HAT provides a wash of controllable colour that is ideal for mood-lighting, 8x8 pixel art, persistence of vision effects, status indications, or just blasting colour into your surroundings.

The MagPi said that Unicorn HAT was "one of the coolest HATs around"

Features

  • 64 RGB LEDs (WS2812B)
  • LED data driven via DMA over PWM
  • Unicorn HAT pinout
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B , A , Zero, and Zero W
  • Python library
  • Comes fully assembled

Software

We've put together a Unicorn HAT Python library to make it a breeze to use, including lots of beautiful examples of what it can do.

Notes

  • Warning: WS2812 LEDs are bright enough to cause eye pain, do not look at them directly when brightly lit. We recommend the use of a diffuser.
  • Photo-sensitivity warning: flashing, strobing, and patterns of lights may cause epileptic seizures. Always take care and immediately stop using if you feel unwell (dizziness, nausea, affected vision, eye twitching, disorientation).
  • Power: Unicorn HAT requires a >2A microUSB power supply for your Pi. We recommend the official Raspberry Pi power supply.
  • Compatibility (audio): as Unicorn HAT uses PWM and GPIO18, it will interfere with analogue audio playback (random colour patterns and flickering). HDMI should work just fine!

Short video on the Unicorn HAT

Tutorials & Projects
R499.90  Inc VAT
Pi Zero USB Stem (zero usb stem)
Description:

The Zero Stem uses the test points underneath your Pi Zero to attach a full-sized USB connector. Convert your Pi Zero or Pi Zero W into a convenient USB dongle.

Just plug it into a free USB port and you can connect to your Pi over USB ethernet and share your computer's internet connection without any additional cables or power supplies.

Zero Stem is soldered onto the bottom of your Pi Zero and secured with bolts, making it convenient to use on the go. Use it to create your own little plug-and-play virtual machine, VNC server, proxy server or combine several into a cluster.

Kit includes:

  • Zero Stem PCB
  • USB connector
  • Nylon bolts and nuts

Details:

  • Compatible with Pi Zero V1.3 (with camera connector) and Pi Zero W.
  • Not compatible with Pi Zero v1.2 (without camera connector)!
  • Supported in Raspbian Jessie Pixel and Lite
  • Setup needed (see below)
  • Requires soldering!

Assembly and Installation:

Visit https://zerostem.io/installation/ for complete assembly instructions.

Preparing Raspbian:

Thanks to Andrew Mulholland for writing up these instructions, which you can find in this GitHub Gist.

In short:

  • Flash your SD card as usual using Etcher or Win32DiskImager
  • Open up the "boot" partition and edit "config.txt", adding "dtoverlay=dwc2" to the bottom
  • Open up "cmdline.txt" and add "modules-load=dwc2,g_ether" after "rootwait"
  • Create a new file named "ssh" in the boot folder

Pop your newly set up SD card into your Pi Zero, plug it into a USB port and you should be able to SSH in to "raspberrypi.local", you will need Bonjour, iTunes or Quicktime installed in Windows or Avahi Daemon in Linux for this to work.

As Seen On Bilge Tank

Convert your Pi Zero or Pi Zero W into a convenient USB dongle.
R129.90  Inc VAT
GPIO Hammer Header Male (Hammer Header Male only)
Description:

Absolutely no soldering required! All that's needed is a few gentle taps with a hammer and bazinga! your header is securely attached to your Pi Zero or pHAT.

If your soldering isn't quite up to scratch, or you just don't own a soldering iron yet, then these nifty hammer headers might be just the job. They come in male and female flavours, and use crafty little retaining nubbins to grip tightly into the holes on the PCB.

The installation jig kit contains two acrylic base pieces, onto which your Pi Zero or pHAT sits, two steel bolts, an acrylic top piece onto which you hammer, and both a male and female header. Make sure you carefully read our guide for fitting hammer headers.

We strongly recommend using our installation jig! If you want to try without it then godspeed to you but it is a delicate and tricky process! The female headers are simpler to insert than the male headers as you can hammer straight onto the plastic of the header, but the male ones are particularly tricky without the jig.

Please note: we can't be held responsible for any damage that you may cause to your Pi Zero, pHAT, fingers, or headers while fitting them. If you follow our guide carefully then you should be fine. If this worries you, then get yourself a soldering iron instead!

R34.90  Inc VAT
ReSpeaker 2-Mics Pi pHAT (respeaker 2 microphones)
Description:

ReSpeaker 2-Mics Pi HAT is a dual-microphone expansion board for Raspberry Pi designed for AI and voice applications! This means that you can build a more powerful and flexible voice product that integrates Amazon Alexa Voice Service, Google Assistant, and so on with your Raspberry Pi!

The ReSpeaker is based on the Cirrus Logic WM8960, a low power stereo codec and features 2 microphones on both sides of the board for collecting sounds. It also provides 3 x APA102 RGB LEDs, 1 x User Button and 2 x on-board Grove interfaces for expanding your applications. What is more, 3.5mm Audio Jack or JST 2.0 Speaker Out are both available for audio output.

Note: This product does not include the Pi Zero board!

Features

  • Raspberry Pi compatible
  • pHAT Size
  • Dual-Microphones
  • 2 Grove Interfaces: Supports GPIO and I2C
  • Programmable Button and LED: 1 x button and 3 x LEDs
  • Cirrus Logic WM8960 Audio Codec
  • Two types audio output socket : 3.5mm Audio Jack, JST2.0 Speaker Out
  • Far field support (up to 3 meters)

Usage

1.Get started with Google Assistant

2.How to use button to trigger Google Assistant

Documentation

Please visit Seed Studio's wiki page for more info about this product. It will be appreciated if you can help us improve the documents, add more demo code or tutorials. For technical support, please post your questions to Seed Studio's forum.

R229.90  Inc VAT
ReSpeaker 4-Mic Array HAT (respeaker 4 microphones)

Description:

ReSpeaker 4-Mic Array for Raspberry Pi is a quad-microphone expansion board for Raspberry Pi designed for AI and voice applications. This means that you can build a more powerful and flexible voice product that integrates Amazon Alexa Voice Service, Google Assistant, and so on.

Different from ReSpeaker 2-Mics Pi HAT, this board is developed based on AC108, a highly integrated quad-channel ADC with I2S/TDM output transition for high definition voice capture. Besides, this 4-Mics version provides a super cool LED ring, which contains 12 APA102 programmable LEDs. With that 4 microphones and the LED ring, Raspberry Pi would have ability to do VAD (Voice Activity Detection), estimate DOA (Direction of Arrival) and show the direction via LED ring, just like Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Please note that the package does not contain Raspberry Pi.

Please note that there are no any audio output interfaces on ReSpeaker 4-Mic Array for Raspberry Pi. It is only for voice capture. And you could use the headphone jack on Raspberry Pi for audio output.

Here is a video from Parvinder Yadav, it teaches how to use ReSpeaker 4-Mic Array for Raspberry Pi  to make google assistant. We really appreciate Parvinder's contribution to the community and hope this video can be a good help for you.

https://youtu.be/uAQf0RKBNHo

Technical Details

  • Dimensions 65mm x 65mm x 9mm
  • Weight G.W 20g    
  • Battery Exclude
  • MIC 4 analog microphones
  • LED 12 APA102 programable RGB LEDs, connected to SPI interface
  • Raspberry Pi 40-Pin Headers support Raspberry Pi
  • AC108 highly integrated quad-channel ADC with I2S/TDM output transition
  • Software Algorithm VAD(Voice Activity Detection), DOA(Direction of Arrival) and KWS(Keyword Search)
  • Grove 2 Grove Interfaces
  • Voice Capture Distance 3 meters radius voice capture

What's in the box:

1 x ReSpeaker 4-Mic Array

Documents

ReSpeaker 4-Mic Array for Raspberry Pi is a quad-microphone expansion board for Raspberry Pi designed for AI and voice applications. This means that you can build a more powerful and flexible voice product that integrates Amazon Alexa Voice Service, Google Assistant, and so on.
R539.90  Inc VAT
Automation HAT (Automation HAT)
Description:

Take control of and monitor your world with our ultimate jack-of-all-trades Raspberry Pi HAT!

We've pulled together a great set of features into this home monitoring and automation controller. With relays, analog channels, powered outputs, and buffered inputs (all 24V tolerant) you can now hook up a plethora of goodies to your Raspberry Pi all at once.

Better still each channel has an indicator LEDs which means at a glance you can see what's happening with your setup. Even the analog channels have dimming LEDs that allow you to see the value they are currently sensing - swish!

Ideal for smart home and automation projects, giving your greenhouse intelligent sprinklers, or scheduling your fish feeding!

Features

  • 3 x 24V @ 2A relays (NC and NO terminals)
  • 3 x 12-bit ADC @ 0-24V
  • 3 x 24V tolerant buffered inputs
  • 3 x 24V tolerant sinking outputs
  • 15 x channel indicator LEDs
  • 1 x 12-bit ADC @ 0-3.3V
  • 3.5mm screw terminals
  • Power, Comms, and Warn! LED indicators
  • SPI, TX (#14), RX (#15), #25 pins broken out
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B , A , Zero, and Zero W
  • Python library
  • Comes fully assembled (broken out pins require soldering)

Software

As ever, we've made a super-simple to use Python library to take advantage of Automation HAT's multitudinous functions, with examples to get you started.

Our input, output and relay examples show you how to read the analog and digital inputs, switch the outputs on and off, and control the relays.

Notes

  • We recommend you use a set of brass M2.5 standoffs with Automation HAT to avoid pins contacting the HDMI port if the HAT is pushed down
  • Loads for the buffered outputs should be switched on the ground side, i.e. 12/24V (from supply) -> load -> output terminal -> ground (from supply)
  • The relays can tolerate up to 2A each and should be switched on the high side
Take control of and monitor your world with our ultimate jack-of-all-trades Raspberry Pi HAT!
R639.90  Inc VAT
pin:bit for micro:bit (pin:bit )
Description:

pin:bit breaks out all of the useful pins from your micro:bit into breadboard format while providing handy-dandy labels to make your builds go smoothly.

It's ideal for building small circuits on a breadboard, and for exploring what different types of components like LEDs, buttons, and analog sensors do and how they work.

Just slot in your micro:bit and then hook up to its pins with a breadboard or by connecting jumpers directly. We've broken out every spare pin on the micro:bit that isn't shared with the LED matrix, so your projects won't interfere with the built-in functionality.

Features

  • Comes fully-assembled and ready to use
  • Pins exposed:
    • 3V and GND
    • Analog channels 0, 1, and 2 (these are the large pads on your micro:bit)
    • I2C bus interface
    • SPI bus interface
    • GPIO pins 0, 1, 2, 5, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, and 20
  • Plugs straight into your breadboard (not included)
  • Compatible with micro:bit (not included)
  • No soldering required!
pin:bit breaks out all of the useful pins from your micro:bit into breadboard format while providing handy-dandy labels to make your builds go smoothly.
R129.90  Inc VAT
Standard (55°) MLX90640 Thermal Camera Breakout (55 Thermal camera std 55)
MLX90640 Thermal Camera Breakout

How to use Picamera with Raspberry Pi OS Bullseye: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7KPSc_Xr24&list=WL&index=2

Description:

A sophisticated, hackable, 32x24 pixel thermal camera breakout! Use it to monitor the temperature of your CPU or coffee pot, or to build your own heat-seeking night vision camera. Works with Raspberry Pi or Arduino.

It's perfect for building into projects - industrial, scientific, or just fun - and much more affordable than most thermal cameras. Our breakout makes it easy to use the camera with your Raspberry Pi or Arduino, using I2C and 3-6V supply. And it's available in two different fields of view, 55° (standard) or 110° (wide angle) depending on your preference.

The MLX90640 far-infrared camera is an array of 768 (32x24) thermal sensors that can detect temperatures from -40 to 300°C with approximately 1°C accuracy and up to 64FPS! The applications of this camera are manifold: measure the heat or heat dissipation of devices like CPUs, circuit boards, or electrical appliances; use it to identify thermal inefficiencies in your home; or use it for presence detection to identify bodies in complete darkness.

Features

  • Melexis MLX90640 far-infrared sensor array (datasheet)
  • 32x24 pixels
  • Field of view: 55°x35° or 110°x75°
  • Up to 64FPS
  • -40 to 300°C detection with approximately 1°C accuracy
  • I2C interface (address 0x33)
  • 3.3V or 5V compatible
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi, and with certain Arduino models

Kit includes

  • MLX90640 breakout
  • 1x5 male header
  • 1x5 female right-angle header

We've designed this breakout board so that you can solder on the piece of right-angle female header and pop it straight onto the bottom left 5 pins on your Raspberry Pi's GPIO header (pins 1, 3, 5, 7, 9).

Software

We've written software in C that you can use to generate images and video from the MLX90640 cameras.

SparkFun also provide an example Arduino/Processing sketch for the MLX90640.

Our software does not support Raspbian Wheezy.

Python code

R1,199.90  Inc VAT
White – Scroll pHAT HD (HD scroll phat white)
Description:

A whole heap of LED pixels with individual brightness control, for scrolling messages, animations, and more - Scroll pHAT HD!

Scroll pHAT HD packs 17x7 pixels (119 total) onto a single pHAT, and gives you full PWM brightness control over each pixel. Create beautiful animations and even anti-aliased text by taking advantage of the per-pixel brightness.

Now also available in beautiful coloured versions: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and pink!

Use Scroll pHAT HD as a scrolling message display for your tweets, the weather or the news, or use it as a 17-band spectrum analyser for your audio. There's even enough pixels for simple games like Tetris, Pong, or snake.

Features

  • 17x7 matrix of bright white, or coloured, pixels (119 total)
  • Individual PWM brightness control of each pixel
  • Uses the IS31FL3731 LED matrix driver chip
  • Scroll pHAT HD pinout
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3B , 3, 2, B , A , Zero, and Zero W
  • Python library
  • Female header requires soldering

Software

Our handy one-line installer will install the Scroll pHAT HD Python library for you. We've included a bunch of examples too, to show off what you can do with Scroll pHAT HD.

Our software does not support Raspbian Wheezy.

R167.91  Inc VAT
R219.90
Camera Module for Raspberry Pi Zero without infra-red filter (zero cam NOIR)

How to use Picamera with Raspberry Pi OS Bullseye: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7KPSc_Xr24&list=WL&index=2

Description:

This minimal Camera for the Pi Zero is perfect for small camera projects where space is at a premium.

The sensor is 5MP, and the whole shebang is mounted on a flexible circuit board. As such, a little care is needed when handling, just like the connector on the Pi Zero. Easy there Lennie.

Otherwise it's an economical and svelte solution for birdcams, bodycams, home security and simple computer vision projects.

Update: Without an IR filter, which is useful for night vision, especially when using IR lights to illuminate the subject

Only for Raspberry Pi Zero with CSI camera port.

Approx dimensions of camera: 10mm x 11.4mm x 5.1mm

Getting started with PiCamera

R329.90  Inc VAT
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