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Pimoroni Picade HAT & Parts Kit

SKU: CE04638

$71.95 AUD, inc GST
$65.41 AUD, exc GST

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Pimoroni Picade HAT & Parts Kit
71.95 AUD

SKU: CE04638

$71.95 AUD, inc GST
$65.41 AUD, exc GST
In stock, ships today if ordered before 2PM
Delivered by Mon, 23rd of Oct

Pimironi have also put together a great bundle of parts that will get you started. The kit includes a full wiring loom, arcade buttons, and a speaker. Just add or build your own cabinet!

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a retro games console! Picade HAT from Pimironi includes joystick and button inputs, a 3W I2S DAC/amplifier, and soft power switch. Nice!

Pimironi taken all the great features of the Picade PCB and crammed them onto this super HAT. Simply pop it onto your Pi, plug your Pi power supply into the micro-USB connector on Picade HAT (it back-powers your Pi through the GPIO, so no need for a separate power supply), wire up your controls, and install our driver! It's ideal for your own custom arcade builds or interfaces that need big colourful buttons.

Features

  • I2S audio DAC with 3W amplifier (mono)
  • Safe power on/off system
  • Micro-USB connector for power (back-powers your Pi)
  • 4-way digital joystick inputs
  • 6 x game button inputs
  • 4 x utility button inputs
  • 1 x soft power switch input
  • Breakout pins for other GPIO features

The I2S DAC blends both channels of digital audio from the Raspberry Pi into a single mono output. This is then passed through a 3W amplifier to power any connected speaker.

The board also features a soft power switch that allows you turn your Pi on and off safely without risk of SD card corruption. Simply tap the connected button to start up, and press and hold it for 3 seconds to fully shutdown and disconnect power.

Picade HAT + Parts Kit

We've also put together a great bundle of parts that will get you started. The kit includes a full wiring loom, arcade buttons, and a speaker. Just add or build your own cabinet!

Kit contents

  • Picade HAT
  • Wiring loom
  • 2 x red arcade button
  • 2 x blue arcade button
  • 2 x yellow arcade button
  • 5 x black arcade button (one for power switch)
  • Joystick
  • Speaker (with attached wires)

Notes

  • You can find the software/drivers on the Picade HAT GitHub page
  • Pimironi recommend you use a set of brass M2.5 standoffs with Picade HAT to avoid pins contacting the HDMI port if the HAT is pushed down
  • You can find instructions on how to set everything up here and software/drivers on the Picade HAT GitHub page.
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Product Comments

We deliver Australia-wide with these options:

  • $3 for Small Items (4-6 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $8.32 for Express Post (1-2 days, 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:

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

Please checkout our customer service page if you have other frequently asked 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.