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Adafruit Arcade Bonnet for Raspberry Pi with JST Connectors - Mini Kit

SKU: ADA3422

$24.91 AUD, inc GST
$22.65 AUD, exc GST

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Adafruit Arcade Bonnet for Raspberry Pi with JST Connectors - Mini Kit
24.9113 AUD

SKU: ADA3422

$24.91 AUD, inc GST
$22.65 AUD, exc GST
In stock, with a short lead time. 79 units dispatch in 4 to 7 days (in addition to the shipping method you choose). Our timing and stock is accurate. Delivery to you by Wed, 30th of Aug with Express Post within Australia.

Playing retro games is easy on a Raspberry Pi - and that pocket-sized computer is pretty good at it too! All you need is a little help to connect buttons and a joystick up and you can custom design your own arcade console, desktop or stand-up machine, even just a simple controller box. It makes for a fun weekend project that will last all year.

This Adafruit Arcade Bonnet is designed to make small emulator projects a little easier to build. Here's what you can look forward to!

  • It is the same size as a Pi Zero, so for really compact builds, this is super small. You can also use it with a Pi 2, 3, B+ or any 2x20 connector Pi.
  • It has JST sockets so you can plug in six arcade buttons easily using Adafruit's quick connects.
  • Header breakouts for use with both clicky-type switched joysticks and...
  • Header breakout and converter for using analog-type joysticks or thumbsticks with potentiometers inside.
  • A 3W digital speaker output that can drive 4-8 ohm speakers for when using with a TV output, audio-less HDMI display or PiTFT. Works even when the Pi doesn't have a headphone jack!
  • Switches are all managed with an I2C-GPIO converter with interrupt out. The converter is very fast and frees up all the pins so you can use this Bonnet with a PiTFT or any other accessory/device that uses a lot of pins!

If you don't need an amplified speaker output, analog-joystick input or minimal pin usage, check out Adafruit's plain-jane Retrogame tutorial which just plugs all the buttons and joysticks right into the Pi directly.

This item as sold as a mini-kit, with a Bonnet and headers that need to be soldered in to attach it to a Raspberry Pi! It only takes a few minutes but soldering iron and solder are required.

It also does not come with any of the extras, so you can choose which buttons/joysticks/speaker you want! Here is a list of the items you can use:

Joysticks:

To connect them, you may want some 20 x 12" Female jumper wires.

Speakers:

Arcade Buttons:

Note: Raspberry Pi, arcade buttons, joysticks, speaker, display, and quick-connect wires are NOT included, and must be purchased separately.

Once you've picked out all your buttons and joysticks and stuff, check out Adafruit's Getting-started guide to help you get going!

Technical Details

Once you've picked out all your buttons and joysticks and stuff, check out Adafruit's Getting-started guide to help you get going!

Unassembled Dimensions: 65.2mm x 30mm x 7.7mm / 2.6" x 1.2" x 0.3"

Unassembled Weight: 9.2g / 0.33oz

Documentation and Resources:

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