Pimoroni Breakout Garden HAT

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SKU: CE05766 Brand: Pimoroni
Grow your projects on Breakout Garden. It's the easiest way to use breakouts with your Raspberry Pi. There's no soldering required, just pop up to six Pimoroni breakouts into the slots on Breakout Garden and get started coding and creating.
$41.40 AUD, inc GST
$37.64 AUD, exc GST

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Delivered by Fri, 19th of Apr

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Grow your projects on Breakout Garden. It's the easiest way to use breakouts with your Raspberry Pi. There's no soldering required, just pop up to six Pimoroni breakouts into the slots on Breakout Garden and get started coding and creating.

It's ideal for prototyping projects without the need for complicated wiring, soldering, or breadboards, and you've always got the option of changing your setup thanks to the way that Breakout Garden works.

The six sturdy slots on Breakout Garden are edge connectors that connect the five pins on each Pimoroni breakout to the power and I2C (for data) pins on your Raspberry Pi. Because I2C is a bus, you can use multiple I2C devices at the same time, providing they don't have the same address (we've made sure that all of our breakouts have different addresses). There's reverse polarity protection built into all of our Pimoroni breakouts, so nothing bad will happen if you accidentally plug a breakout in back to front!

We've also broken out a load of useful pins along the top of Breakout Garden, so you can connect other devices and integrate them into your Breakout Garden projects. If you have Pimoroni breakouts to which you've already soldered headers, then you can use this top row of pins to use them alongside other breakouts on Breakout Garden.

Features

  • Six sturdy edge-connector slots for Pimoroni breakouts
  • 0.1” pitch, 5 pin connectors
  • Broken-out pins (1x10 strip of male header included)
  • Standoffs included to hold your Breakout Garden securely
  • Reverse polarity protection (built into breakouts)
  • HAT format board
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 4, 3 B+, 3, 2, B+, A+, Zero, and Zero W

Using Breakout Garden

Pimoroni suggests using the included standoffs to attach Breakout Garden firmly to your Raspberry Pi. Pop the screws through the mounting holes on your Raspberry Pi, from below, and then screw the standoffs onto the screws. Push Breakout Garden onto your Pi's GPIO pins, and then screw through each mounting hole into the standoffs to hold everything steady and secure.

Because of the way that I2C (the protocol that Breakout Garden uses) works, it doesn't matter which slot on Breakout Garden you plug your Pimoroni breakout into. Each I2C device has an address (you'll see it on the back of each breakout) that it uses to identify itself to other I2C devices, so it's effectively saying to your Raspberry Pi, "Hey, it's me, Bob!"

We've built reverse polarity protection into our Pimoroni breakouts, meaning that there's no magic blue smoke if you accidentally plug one in the wrong way round. However, the correct way to plug them in is to make sure that the labels on the pins on your breakout and the labels on each Breakout Garden slot matchup.

Software

Head over to the Breakout Garden GitHub repo and give our automagic installer a go. Just pop a few breakouts into Breakout Garden, run the installer, and SHAZAM!, the software for the appropriate breakouts will be installed. Pimoroni has also got a few nice examples to show you what's possible.

Here's a few other project ideas to get you thinking:

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Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

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