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R319.90  Inc VAT
Enviro pHAT packs 4 different sensors, letting you measure temperature, pressure, light level, colour, 3-axis motion, compass heading, and analog inputs. That's up to 10 different variables!
R184.00  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.
R119.90  Inc VAT
Eight super-bright RGB LED indicators that are ideal for adding visual notifications to your Raspberry Pi without breaking the bank!
R99.90  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!
R89.78  Inc VAT
Automation HAT's little bro'. The most compact way to take control of and monitor your world!
R209.90  Inc VAT
R341.97  Inc VAT
Take control of and monitor your world with our ultimate jack-of-all-trades Raspberry Pi HAT!
R489.90  Inc VAT
R219.90  Inc VAT
R999.90  Inc VAT
Use Four Letter pHAT to display... four letter words. Not that sort!
R160.39  Inc VAT
Pibow Coupé 4 Red (Raspberry Pi 4 only) (C4 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).
R169.90  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
R189.90  Inc VAT
Pimoroni Explorer HAT PRO (1B2 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
Enviro pHAT (AW enviro phat)

Enviro pHAT packs 4 different sensors, letting you measure temperature, pressure, light level, colour, 3-axis motion, compass heading, and analog inputs. That's up to 10 different variables!

It's ideal for monitoring conditions in your house, garage, or galleon. Set up a web server with Flask and remotely monitor everything from anywhere.

The MagPi gave Enviro pHAT five stars and called it a "fun, easy-to-use add-on with plenty of possibilities".

Features:

  • BMP280 temperature/pressure sensor
  • TCS3472 light and RGB colour sensor
  • Two LEDs for illumination
  • LSM303D accelerometer/magnetometer sensor
  • ADS1015 4-channel 3.3v, analog to digital sensor (ADC)
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, A+, and Zero
  • Python library
  • Female header and ADC male header require soldering

Software

We've put together a comprehensive Python library to make using Enviro pHAT really simple, as well as examples of motion detection and temperature threshold triggering.

Tutorials & Projects

Enviro pHAT packs 4 different sensors, letting you measure temperature, pressure, light level, colour, 3-axis motion, compass heading, and analog inputs. That's up to 10 different variables!
R184.00  Inc VAT
GPIO Hammer Header Jig Kit(Solderless) (3B4 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.
R119.90  Inc VAT
Blinkt! (2B2 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!
R99.90  Inc VAT
OnOff SHIM (3A4 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!
R89.78  Inc VAT
Camera Module for Raspberry Pi Zero Standard (C3 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

R289.90  Inc VAT
Pibow 3 Coupé (Raspberry Pi 3B+ 3B, 2, & Pi 1B+) Royale (AW C4 Pi 3 Coupe Royale)

Pibow Coupé. The slim, hackable, and attractive case for the Raspberry Pi!

Replacement layers included for the Pi 3B+

Note: We've redesigned Pibow to be compatible with both the Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and B+. Due to changes in the layout of the Raspberry Pi 3 older Pibows (one's with a 2/B+ label) will not work ideally with Raspberry Pi 3!

Features:

  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and B+
  • extra venting, and a place for installing a heatsink if you really want to push your Pi
  • Super-slimline profile
  • Fully HAT compatible
  • Protects your beloved Pi!
  • Clear top and base leave Raspberry Pi visible
  • GPIO cut-out with laser-etched pin 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 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 3, 2 or B+ while leaving the primary ports, including the camera port, display port, and GPIO accessible.

Weighing only 61 grams the case is lightweight and ideal for mounting to any surface. No tools are required for assembly or disassembly.

R102.88  Inc VAT
R150.31
Automation pHAT (3B4 automation phat)

Automation HAT's little bro'. The most compact way to take control of and monitor your world!

We've pulled together a great set of features into this home monitoring and automation controller. With a relay, 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.

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

Update: In addition to our regular individual slimline postage friendly packaging the Automation pHAT is now available retail packaged with each Automation pHAT in its own colourful blister pack, ideal for retail display!

Features

  • 1 x 24V @ 2A relay (NC and NO terminals)
  • 3 x 12-bit ADC @ 0-24V
  • 3 x 24V tolerant buffered inputs
  • 3 x 24V tolerant sinking outputs
  • 3.5mm screw terminals
  • SPI pins broken out
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, A+, and Zero
  • Python library
  • Female header and broken out pins require soldering

Software

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

In fact, Automation pHAT uses the same library as Automation HAT, and it uses the presence (or absence) of the SN3218 LED driver chip to autodetct which board (HAT or pHAT) is being used. Nifty!

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 relay.

Pimoroni examples

Notes

  • 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 relay can tolerate up to 2A each and should be switched on the high side
Automation HAT's little bro'. The most compact way to take control of and monitor your world!
R209.90  Inc VAT
Unicorn HAT (3B4 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
Pibow 3 Coupé (Raspberry Pi 3B, 2, & Pi1 B+) Tangerine (Not for Pi 3B+) (AW C42 Pi 3B Coupe Tangerine)

Pibow Coupé. The slim, hackable, and attractive case for the Raspberry Pi!

Note: Pimoroni redesigned Pibow to be compatible with both the Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and B+. Due to changes in the layout of the Raspberry Pi 3 older Pibows (one's with a 2/B+ label) will not work ideally with Raspberry Pi 3!

Features:

  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and B+
  • extra venting, and a place for installing a heatsink if you really want to push your Pi
  • Super-slimline profile
  • Fully HAT compatible
  • Protects your beloved Pi!
  • Clear top and base leave Raspberry Pi visible
  • GPIO cut-out with laser-etched pin 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 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 3, 2 or B+ while leaving the primary ports, including the camera port, display port, and GPIO accessible.

Weighing only 61 grams the case is lightweight and ideal for mounting to any surface. No tools are required for assembly or disassembly.

R105.98  Inc VAT
R150.31
Automation HAT (3A3 Automation HAT)

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!
R489.90  Inc VAT
Standard (55°) MLX90640 Thermal Camera Breakout (C3 55 Thermal camera std 55)

MLX90640 Thermal Camera Breakout

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

R899.90  Inc VAT
White – Scroll pHAT HD (3B3 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
Picade DIY kit - 8 inch display (3B1 Picade 8inch)

Picade

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

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

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

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

Cabinet features

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

8-inch display features

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

10-inch display features

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

Picade X HAT features

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

Extras

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

What's new!?

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

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

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

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

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

Building your Picade

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

The sections are also available separately in a playlist here.

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

Software setup

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

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

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

Notes

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

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

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

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

R2,499.90  Inc VAT
Picade Console DIY kit (AW 3B1 Picade console)

Power-up your TV with Picade Console! It's a compact, Raspberry Pi-powered retro games machine with authentic arcade controls that plugs right into your TV, monitor, or other HDMI display.

Picade Console is fight stick-style arcade console that riffs off our new Picade with the same retro feel, same joystick and buttons, dedicated power button, and driven by the same powerful combo of the Raspberry Pi and Picade X HAT. It's beautifully packaged, comes with stickers and a neon-infused A3 Picade Console poster, and full assembly instructions.

It comes in kit form and takes an hour or two to build. The enclosure is made from powder-coated MDF and acrylic, giving it an authentic arcade look and feel. All you'll need to add is a Raspberry Pi, power supply, HDMI cable, and micro-SD card.

*TV not included! Using a CRT TV requires additional adaptors.

Video available on this unit at https://youtu.be/TiFBHOZROrw

Features

  • Black, powder-coated panels
  • Acrylic console with retro artwork
  • Push-fit arcade buttons
  • Joystick with black ball top
  • Speaker (3W, 4Ω, 2.5" driver)
  • Easy access with removable back panel
  • Dedicated illuminated power button
  • Grippy rubber feet
  • Dimensions (assembled): 245x120x140mm

Picade X HAT features

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

Extras

  • Picade Console poster / assembly instructions
  • Picade stickers

What's new!?

Picade Console is more compact and easier to build, but has a bunch of new features liked a dedicated power button, better cable routing out the back of the console with a panel-mount micro-USB connector for power, and slick new artwork.

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

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

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

Software setup

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

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

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


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

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

R999.90  Inc VAT
Camera Module for Raspberry Pi Zero without infra-red filter (C3 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

R289.90  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!
R160.39  Inc VAT
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