empowering creative people

Displays & Screens > Character

Pimoroni Display-O-Tron HAT

SKU: CE00310

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

More Views

Pimoroni Display-O-Tron HAT
38.95 AUD

SKU: CE00310

$38.95 AUD, inc GST
$35.41 AUD, exc GST
3 reviews 0 5 5
In stock, with a short lead time. 75 units dispatch in 4 to 9 days (in addition to the shipping method you choose). Our timing and stock is accurate. Delivery to you by Mon, 1st of Apr with Express Post within Australia.
OR
Brand: Pimoroni

Shipping:

  • $6.95 Standard (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $9.95 Express (Overnight*, tracked)
  • $3 Economy Post* (3-7 days, no tracking)
  • FREE Pickup (Newcastle only)

Shipping costs may increase for heavy products or large orders.

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page.

*Conditions apply, see shipping tab below.

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.

This product is listed in:

Documentation and Resources:
Educational Workshops
  • Raspberry Pi Workshop for Beginners
  • Welcome to the Raspberry Pi Workshop for Beginners! Here you'll be able to follow along with our series of bite-sized videos that cover everything you'll need to know to get started with your Raspberry Pi, and start making awesome projects. My name...
  • Raspberry Pi HATs
  • Yep, Raspberry Pi is a very cool platform, so cool that they offer a range of stylish HATs to go with them. No not headwear, but fully functional hardware modules that are designed to plugin directly to the Raspberry Pi GPIO headers, and open up a wo...
  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ Comparison
  • There is a new Raspberry Pi! The long-awaited upgrade to the Rasberry Pi 1 Model A+ (Rpi1 A+). In this article, we are going to look at how much improvement the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ (Rpi3 A+) is over the  Rpi1 A+ as well as how it stacks ...
  • The Maker Revolution
  • The Maker Revolution celebrates the creation of new devices and the modification of existing ones - the transition from a consumer buying goods to eventually having a major part in their creation. The Maker Revolution places strong emphasis on free (...
  • Set up your Pimoroni Unicorn Hat on Raspberry Pi
  • The Pimoroni Unicorn HAT lets you add 64 dazzling RGB LEDs to your Raspberry Pi, and makes for a sickeningly colourful display. I'll show you how to get yours set up, and we'll have a go at modifying an example script. This tutorial is similar ...
  • Maintaining a Project with Git
  • Let's have a very quick look at Git and Github - Git is an enormous topic, so this won't be an exhaustive tutorial but by the end of it we'll have a working knowledge of basic git workflow. I'll be showing this tutorial on a Raspberry Pi, ...
  • Rain Gauge Data Logger
  • Summary A Raspberry Pi 3B is used to collect digital counts from an electronic rain gauge (1mm of rain per reed switch closure by magnetic see-saw). It has been running without issues for over 12 months. A UPS powers the Pi so it is immune from short power glitches. The total count is displayed on an LCD screen with reset and inc/dec test buttons. “To HTML” and “To LCD” routines are also included to simp...
  • Television Media Centre
  • Introduction: I have a flat screen television that is about 7 years old that I purchased before Smart TVs were commonly available. What I wanted to achieve with My Pi project was to turn my slightly old TV into a media centre. I wanted to play music through my TV as well as play saved movies and stream internet content. It was important for me to be able to stream ABC iView and SBS On Demand as they provide a free service and ...
  • DIY Pi Buggy
  • The motivation behind this project came from a robotics and engineering club that I've been going to. I've been saving my money and building up an understanding of raspberry pi and electronics. The reason I chose this project was to get used to using motors and controlling different speeds. I am self taught as I am home schooled and my mum and dad (who are my teachers) don't understand how to use the raspberry pi! The project is...
  • Raspberry Pi Desk Clock with Data Display
  • This project uses a Raspberry Pi and TFT display panel to provide a desk clock that also monitors our Home Solar and Battery system, and the weather, in one neat unit.
  • Mass SD card Image Writer
  • We've built a mass SD card writer using a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, some USB hubs and SD card readers. This beast has enough ports to write 49 SD cards at once! At Core Electronics, sometimes logistics hang-ups mean that suppliers cannot meet our demand for pre-flashed SD cards. During these periods we have to pick up the slack by manually imaging blank SD cards we source ourselves. Of course, this is a super-tedious process, and ...

Product Comments


Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Arnold verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Super fun Hat. Hours of experimenting. The LEDs are a very neat addition. (Posted on 5/03/2019)

  2. 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)

  3. Review by Andrew verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

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

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page (no login required).

We deliver Australia-wide with these options:

  • $3 for Small Items (3-7 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $9.95 for Express Post (Overnight for most of Australia, 2+ days for rural, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (only after we email you to notify your order is ready)

International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16.50 for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address (here's a PDF which includes other key business details):

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

Take a look at our customer service page if you have other questions such as "do we do purchase orders" (yes!) or "are prices GST inclusive" (yes they are!). We're here to help - get in touch with us to talk shop.

Have a product question? We're here to help!