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R319.90  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!
R109.90  Inc VAT
Protect your Pi Zero W in style with the Pibow Zero W case, in beautiful berry colours - red, purple, and blue!
R109.90  Inc VAT
R341.97  Inc VAT
R219.90  Inc VAT
Use Four Letter pHAT to display... four letter words. Not that sort!
R199.90  Inc VAT
R269.90  Inc VAT
Explorer pHAT is the perfect prototyping side-kick for your Raspberry Pi!
R249.90  Inc VAT
R329.90  Inc VAT
R199.90  Inc VAT
R899.90  Inc VAT
Pimoroni - Noir 7" Touchscreen Display Frame (Stand Display Black Noir)

Protect your new 7" Raspberry Pi Touchscreen with this lovely little display frame from Pimoroni! Designed with a slimline profile, it's perfect for keeping your Raspberry Pi screen upright, and at an ideal viewing angle!

Please note: Raspberry Pi Touchscreen and Raspberry Pi are not included

Pimoroni's Touchscreen Display Frame Features:

  • Slim profile made up of only 3 layers keeps the screen protected
  • 2 Legs hold the screen at an ideal viewing angle
  • Provides support and protection to the back of the screen
  • All Raspberry Pi Ports accessible
  • Leaves touchscreen free for touching
  • No tools required for assembly
R249.90  Inc VAT
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
GPIO Hammer Header Jig Kit(Solderless) (hammer header jig kit)

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)

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)

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!
R109.90  Inc VAT
Pibow Zero W (Pibow zero W)

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!
R109.90  Inc VAT
Camera Module for Raspberry Pi Zero Standard (zero cam standard)

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: now also available 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

R319.90  Inc VAT
Unicorn HAT (Unicorn HAT)

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

R341.97  Inc VAT
White – Scroll pHAT HD (HD scroll phat white)

Scroll pHAT HD

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.

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

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
Four Letter pHAT (four letter phat)

Use Four Letter pHAT to display... four letter words. Not that sort!

Pi ZERO and case not included!

Four Letter pHAT has four 14-segment displays that you can use to display text, numbers, and a host of other characters. Its LEDs are a beautiful retro green, just like you old digital alarm clock. They're driven by the HT16K33 chip over I2C.

It's perfect as a readout for your projects, displaying temperatures, times, etc. and becomes really useful when combined with some of our other boards like Enviro pHAT or Explorer pHAT to display their sensor values.

Features

  • Four 14-segment displays with green LEDs
  • HT16K33 driver chip
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, A+, Zero, Zero W
  • Python library
  • Female header and display pins require soldering

Software

Our handy one-line installer will install the Four Letter pHAT Python library for you. We've included a bunch of examples too, to show off what you can do with Four Letter pHAT; things like a clock, a countdown timer, or CPU activity monitor.

Use Four Letter pHAT to display... four letter words. Not that sort!
R199.90  Inc VAT
Pimoroni - Coupé 7" Touchscreen Display Frame (Stand Display Red Coupe)

Protect your new 7" Raspberry Pi Touchscreen with this lovely little display frame from Pimoroni! Designed with a slimline profile, it's perfect for keeping your Raspberry Pi screen upright, and at an ideal viewing angle!

Please note: Raspberry Pi Touchscreen and Raspberry Pi are not included

Pimoroni's Touchscreen Display Frame Features:

  • Slim profile made up of only 3 layers keeps the screen protected
  • 2 Legs hold the screen at an ideal viewing angle
  • Provides support and protection to the back of the screen
  • All Raspberry Pi Ports accessible
  • Leaves touchscreen free for touching
  • No tools required for assembly
R249.90  Inc VAT
automation:bit (automation:bit)

automation:bit

Control and monitor your world with automation:bit! It's tolerant of up to 24V, with analog and digital inputs, outputs, and a relay, so it's ideal for automating low-voltage systems in your home.

Just slot in your micro:bit, then code automation:bit with the block-based Microsoft MakeCode editor. Hook up buttons to the inputs, use the built-in buttons on micro:bit, or the light-sensing capability of the LED matrix to control devices connected to automation:bit. Or why not use a second micro:bit's radio function as a remote control?

WARNING! automation:bit should not be used with voltages greater than 24V and especially not with mains voltages!


Features

  • Comes fully-assembled and ready to use
  • 1 x 24V @ 2A relay (NC and NO terminals)
  • 3 x ADC channels (0-24V range)
  • 3 x 24V tolerant buffered inputs
  • 3 x 24V tolerant sinking outputs
  • 3.5mm screw terminals
  • Compatible with micro:bit
  • Microsoft MakeCode support
  • No soldering required!

Software 

You can code automation:bit with the block-based Microsoft MakeCode editor, that'll get you started with using all of automation:bit's functionality.

To add the automation:bit library in MakeCode, click on the cog at the top right hand corner, then "Add Package", then enter the URL "https://github.com/pimoroni/pxt-automationbit". You can find full instructions at the GitHub repository for the library.


R269.90  Inc VAT
Explorer pHAT (explorer phat)

Explorer pHAT is the perfect prototyping side-kick for your Raspberry Pi!

A more diminutive version of our popular Explorer Hat Pro, it's cheaper and designed to fit perfectly on a Raspberry Pi Zero!

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, and interfacing with 5V systems (like Arduino).

Perfect for building a tiny robot, or use it to prototype all sorts of circuits with its LEDs, analog dials, and temperature sensor.

Features

  • Four buffered 5V tolerant inputs (perfect for Arduino compatibility)
  • Four powered 5V outputs (up to 500mA total across all four channels)
  • Four analog inputs
  • Two H-bridge motor drivers (up to 200mA per channel; soft PWM control)
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, A+, and Zero
  • Python library
  • Female headers require soldering

    Software

    Explorer pHAT uses the same easy-to-use Python library as Explorer HAT Pro, that includes a bunch of examples to demonstrate Explorer pHAT's functions.

    Notes

    The inputs use a 5-channel buffer that will accept anything from 2V-5V as logic high.

    Tutorials & Projects

    Explorer pHAT is the perfect prototyping side-kick for your Raspberry Pi!
    R249.90  Inc VAT
    Display-O-Tron HAT (Display-O-Tron HAT)

    Raspberry Pi and case not included

    Great for including a colourful character display and button inputs on your Raspberry Pi based projects!

    Includes a 16x3 character LCD display, 6-zone RGB LED backlight, bar graph, and six capacitive touch buttons all in one slim package.

    It's ideal for controlling your internet radio or home automation projects.

    Features

    • 16x3 character LCD display (full ASCII character set and eight custom glyphs)
    • Fully controllable six zone RGB backlight
    • Six bright white bar graph LEDs (individually dimmable)
    • Six capacitive touch buttons
    • Power, I2C, SPI, UART, PWM, and five GPIO pins broken out
    • SN3218 LED matrix driver chip (drives the RGB backlight)
    • Microchip CAP1166 capacitive touch driver chip
    • Display-O-Tron HAT pinout
    • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, A+, Zero, and Zero W
    • Python library
    • Comes fully assembled (breakout pins require soldering)

    Software

    Our Display-O-Tron Python library will get you going in a jiffy, and makes controlling Display-O-Tron HAT really easy.

    We've included examples showing you how to use the backlight, bar graph LEDs, and touch buttons, as well as more advanced examples showing you how to create menus, games and even an internet radio!

    Notes

    If you want to keep your Pi in a case, we recommend the Pibow Coupé case as it will allow you to still use the capacitive touch buttons.

     

    Tutorials & Projects

    R329.90  Inc VAT
    Wide Angle – Camera Module for Raspberry Pi Zero (zero cam wide angle)

    This minimal camera for the Pi Zero (or Pi Zero W) 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 bird box cameras, body-cams, home security, and simple computer vision projects.

    Now with 160 degree wide angle lens

    Features

    • 5MP sensor, 2592x1944 pixels (same as version 1 official Pi camera)
    • 1080p video at 30 FPS (or 60 FPS at 720p, 90 FPS at 480p)
    • f2.9 lens, 3.60 mm focal length
    • 53.50 degrees horizontal, 41.41 degrees vertical field of view
    • Approx. dimensions of circuit and camera: 60 x 11.4 x 5.1mm

    Notes

    • Only for Raspberry Pi Zero or Zero W with CSI camera port
    • Raspberry Pi Zero not included

    Getting started with PiCamera
    R359.90  Inc VAT
    Pibow Coupé 4 Red case (Raspberry Pi4 only) (Pibow Coupe Pi4 Red)
    Pibow Coupé 4. The slim, hackable, and attractive case for the Raspberry Pi 4! Now also available in rainbow!

    Note: This Pibow Coupé is only compatible with the Raspberry Pi 4!

    Features

    •     Compatible with Raspberry Pi 4 only
    •     Cutout in lid for 40x30mm heatsink or Fan SHIM
    •     Super-slimline profile
    •     Fully HAT-compatible
    •     Works great with standoffs!
    •     Protects your beloved Pi!
    •     Clear top and base (Ninja and Red) leave Raspberry Pi 4 visible
    •     GPIO cut-out
    •     Handy laser-etched port labels
    •     Leaves all ports accessible
    •     Made from lightweight, high-quality, cast acrylic
    •     Great for hacking and tinkering!
    •     Made in Sheffield, UK


    Crafted out of five unique layers including a transparent top and base (Red and Ninja) that leave your beautiful Raspberry Pi 4 visible inside. Each layer is laser-cut from colourful, high-quality, cast acrylic and once stacked they securely contain a Raspberry Pi 4 while leaving the primary ports, including the camera port, display port, and GPIO accessible.

    Weighing just over 50 grams, the case is lightweight and ideal for mounting to any surface. No tools are required for assembly or disassembly. The dimensions are: 99x66x15mm (WxLxH, not including bolt heads and nuts).
    R179.90  Inc VAT
    Pibow Coupé 4 Ninja Black case (Raspberry Pi4 only) (Pibow Coupe Pi4 Black)
    Pibow Coupé 4. The slim, hackable, and attractive case for the Raspberry Pi 4! Now also available in rainbow!

    Note: This Pibow Coupé is only compatible with the Raspberry Pi 4!

    Features

    •     Compatible with Raspberry Pi 4 only
    •     Cutout in lid for 40x30mm heatsink or Fan SHIM
    •     Super-slimline profile
    •     Fully HAT-compatible
    •     Works great with standoffs!
    •     Protects your beloved Pi!
    •     Clear top and base (Ninja and Red) leave Raspberry Pi 4 visible
    •     GPIO cut-out
    •     Handy laser-etched port labels
    •     Leaves all ports accessible
    •     Made from lightweight, high-quality, cast acrylic
    •     Great for hacking and tinkering!
    •     Made in Sheffield, UK


    Crafted out of five unique layers including a transparent top and base (Red and Ninja) that leave your beautiful Raspberry Pi 4 visible inside. Each layer is laser-cut from colourful, high-quality, cast acrylic and once stacked they securely contain a Raspberry Pi 4 while leaving the primary ports, including the camera port, display port, and GPIO accessible.

    Weighing just over 50 grams, the case is lightweight and ideal for mounting to any surface. No tools are required for assembly or disassembly. The dimensions are: 99x66x15mm (WxLxH, not including bolt heads and nuts).
    R179.90  Inc VAT
    Fan SHIM for Raspberry Pi (Fan Shim)

    Make your Raspberry Pi seriously cool with Fan SHIM! This 30mm no-solder, controllable CPU fan with RGB LED and tactile switch will give your Raspberry Pi significantly better thermal performance.

    Fan SHIM uses a friction-fit header, so it just slips onto your Pi's pins and it's ready to go, no soldering required! Note that, due to the height of the fan, if you want to use HATs or pHATs with Fan SHIM, then you'll need to use a booster header.

    The fan can be controlled in software, so you can do crafty things like toggle it on when the CPU reaches a certain temperature. Use the LED as a handy visual indicator to show fan status, CPU load/temperature, whatever! The tactile switch can also be programmed, so you can use it to toggle the fan on or off, or to switch between temperature-triggered or manual mode.

    Oh, and it's compatible with our new Pibow Coupé 4 case for Raspberry Pi 4!

    Features

    • 30mm 5V DC fan
    • 4,200 RPM
    • 0.05 m3/min air flow
    • 18.6 dB acoustic noise
    • Friction-fit header
    • No soldering required
    • RGB LED (APA102)
    • Tactile switch
    • Basic assembly required
    • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 4 (and 3 B+, 3 A+)
    • Python library and daemon

    Kit contains

    • Fan SHIM PCB
    • 30mm 5V DC fan with JST connector
    • M2.5 nuts and bolts

    Assembly

    Assembly is really easy, and will take less than two minutes.

    1. With the component side of the PCB facing upwards, push the two M2.5 bolts through the holes from below, then screw on the first pair of nuts to secure them and act as spacers.
    2. Push the fan's mounting holes down onto the bolts, with the cable side of the fan downwards (as pictured) and the text on the fan upwards. Attach with another two nuts.
    3. Push the fan's JST connector into the socket on Fan SHIM.

    Software

    Our Python library lets you control the fan (on/off), RGB LED, and switch. There's a handful of examples to show you how to use each feature, and a script to install a daemon (a service that runs in the background) that runs the fan in automatic mode, triggering it on or off when the CPU reaches a threshold temperature, with a manual override via the tactile switch.

    Notes

    • When mounting or detaching the fan, or assembled Fan SHIM, do not push on the fan itself, as it is liable to break.
    • Not heatsink-compatible!
    • Dimensions: 45x39x11mm
    R199.90  Inc VAT
    Enviro+ for Raspberry Pi (enviro+ sensor phat)

    Monitor your world with Enviro+ for Raspberry Pi! There's a whole bunch of fancy environmental sensors on this board, and a gorgeous little full-colour LCD to display your data. It's the perfect way to get started with citizen science!

    Designed for environmental monitoring, Enviro+ lets you measure air quality (pollutant gases and particulates*), temperature, pressure, humidity, light, and noise level. When combined with a particulate matter sensor*, it's great for monitoring air quality just outside your house (more information below), or without the particulate sensor you can use it to monitor indoor conditions.

    Enviro+ is an affordable alternative to environmental monitoring stations that can cost tens of thousands of pounds and, best of all, it's small and hackable and lets you contribute your data to citizen science efforts to monitor air quality via projects like Luftdaten.

    Features

    • BME280 temperature, pressure, humidity sensor (datasheet)
    • LTR-559 light and proximity sensor (datasheet)
    • MICS6814 analog gas sensor (datasheet)
    • ADS1015 analog to digital converter (ADC) (datasheet)
    • MEMS microphone (datasheet)
    • 0.96" colour LCD (160x80)
    • Connector only for particulate matter (PM) sensor*(sensor is not included)
    • pHAT-format board
    • Fully-assembled
    • Compatible with all 40-pin header Raspberry Pi models
    • Pinout
    • Python library
    • Dimensions: 65x30x8.5mm

    A couple of nice little extras... there's a spare ADC channel broken out on a header if you want to connect another analog sensor, along with I2C pins in the right configuration for plugging one of our Pimoroni I2C breakouts onto!

    Citizen science air quality monitoring

    We've developed this board in collaboration with the University of Sheffield, with the aim of letting you contribute real-time air quality data from your local area to open data projects like Luftdaten.

    The alarming drop in our air quality is something that's really important to understand. Devices like Enviro+ allow fine-grained, detailed datasets that let us see shifts in air quality through time and across different areas of cities. The more devices that contribute data, the better quality the dataset becomes.

    Particulate matter (PM) is made up of tiny particles that are a mix of sizes and types, like dust, pollen, mould spores, smoke particles, organic particles and metal ions, and more. Particulates are much of what we think of as air pollution. They can be measured, in size and quantity, by particulate matter sensors like the PMS5003 that you can connect to Enviro+.

    The analog gas sensor can be used to make qualitative measurements of changes in gas concentrations, so you can tell broadly if the three groups of gases are increasing or decreasing in abundance. Without laboratory conditions or calibration, you won't be able to say "the concentration of carbon monoxide is n parts per million", for example.

    Temperature, air pressure and humidity can all affect particulate levels (and the gas sensor readings) too, so the BME280 sensor on Enviro+ is really important to understanding the other data that Enviro+ outputs.

    We've got a tutorial (coming soon) that shows you how to use Enviro+ and a few easily-available bits to build the board into a weather-proof housing that you can mount outside your house to monitor local air quality.

    Indoor monitoring

    As well as outdoor air quality monitoring, Enviro+ is really good for indoor monitoring too. The temperature, humidity, light, and noise readings can be used to keep track of conditions in your home and, combined with the LCD to display the data and the proximity sensor for interaction, it makes an ideal headless monitoring device.

    Why not combine it with some IoT smarts like an Alexa skill so that you can ask what the temperature or humidity is? Or you could set up a trigger action with IFTTT that turns your Philips Hue lights on when the light level drops below a certain level. There's loads of possibilities!

    Software

    We've put together a Python library to control all the parts of your Enviro+. There's a bunch of examples for each of the individual parts, an all-in-one example that shows you the data from Enviro+'s sensors in a visual way. There's also an example that shows you how to contribute data to Luftdaten (requires particulate matter sensor).

    Getting started

    Have a read through our (exhaustive!) Getting Started with Enviro+ tutorial that walks you through how to install the software, how to run the code examples, and how to use the Enviro+ Python library.

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