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Pimoroni Picade HAT

SKU: CE04637

$22.50 AUD, inc GST
$20.45 AUD, exc GST

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Pimoroni Picade HAT
22.5 AUD

SKU: CE04637

$22.50 AUD, inc GST
$20.45 AUD, exc GST
1 reviews 0 5 4

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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.

Notes

  • You can find the software/drivers on the Picade HAT GitHub page
  • We 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
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Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Alex verified purchaser
    Rating
    80

    Really great board. Best features are the power pass-through so when you power off with button it also powers off (safely) the Pi, and the on-board amplifier to plug straight into a speaker.
    I had to drop a star in the rating due to a few minor things:
    - I had to solder a header on to the top so I could power a fan
    - Sound via amp is only mono
    - board is sooo close to the pi CPU it overheated really quickly for me. I had to lift the picade board out with a gpio extender (reversed header). (Posted on 4/09/2018)

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