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Pimoroni Display-O-Tron HAT

SKU: CE00310

$38.95 AUD, inc GST
$35.41 AUD, exc GST

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Pimoroni Display-O-Tron HAT
38.95 AUD

SKU: CE00310

$38.95 AUD, inc GST
$35.41 AUD, exc GST
2 reviews 0 5 5

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An upgraded HAT version of our Display-O-Tron! Now with capacitive touch pads, a six-zone RGB backlight, and GPIO breakout pins!

The lovely 16x3 character LCD is super slim. As well as a full ASCII character set you can define eight of your own custom characters for special icons, graphs, or decoration.

Add a dazzling splash of rainbow colour to your tail -f /var/syslog output with the six-zone RGB backlight. Being a sys-admin was never so much fun!

The six capacitive touch buttons are ideal for navigating on-screen menus or inputting data. We've labelled them left, right, up, down, enter, and back but you can use them for anything you want! If you want to keep your Pi in a case we recommend the Pibow Coupé case as it still allows you to touch the capacitive touch inputs.

As if all that wasn't enough there is also a six-element LED bar graph which is ideal for monitoring changing statistics such as CPU load or memory usage.

We've broken out some common GPIO pins for those of you who want to integrate with other projects and sensors. As well as the power supply, I2C and SPI busses, UART, and the PWM pin there are also five general purpose IO pins available.

Features:

  • Fully assembled (apart from optional GPIO header)
  • Super slim 16x3 character LCD display
  • Six capacitive touch input buttons
  • Handy six element LED bargraph
  • Six-zone RGB backlight with diffuser
  • GPIO breakout for 5V, 3V3, GND, SDA/SCL, TX/RX, PWM, MOSI/MISO/SCLK/CE1, and GPIO #5, #6, #13, #19, #26
  • Full ASCII set plus eight custom characters

As usual it comes with full Pimoroni Python support so you can get up and running easily.

Checkout our GitHub repository with instructions and exampleshere: https://github.com/pimoroni/dot3k.

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Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Dave verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    This beautiful display arrived to my place on time as promised and in perfect condition.
    I haven't actually had a chance to use this unit as yet.
    However i am sure it will do everything that CORE ELECTRONICS claim and if it doesn't i can feel fully comfortable and have full faith that CORE ELECTRONICS will replace the unit or suggest a fix to sort what ever the issue maybe.
    Best thing is, in all purchases i have made i have NEVER received anything that was / is faulty or damaged or anything but perfect everytime.
    Regards
    Dave. (Posted on 20/08/2018)

  2. Review by Andrew verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Fun display to play around with for small messages (Posted on 2/05/2017)

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