Picade X HAT

SKU: PR-PIM351
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$20
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Description

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

Picade X HAT, our latest version, has all the same great features as the original Picade HAT but now has no-fuss female Dupont connectors to hook up your joystick and buttons.

Simply pop Picade X HAT onto your Pi, plug your Pi power supply into the micro-USB connector on the 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 DIY arcade cabinet builds, or for interfaces that need big, colourful buttons and sound.

We'd recommend also picking up one of our new Picade wiring looms to go with Picade X HAT. It has all the cables you'll need to connect up buttons and a joystick (with 5-pin connector) to Picade X HAT.

Features

  • I2S audio DAC with 3W amplifier (mono) and push-fit terminals
  • Safe power on/off system with tactile power button and LED
  • Micro-USB connector for power (back-powers your Pi)
  • 4-way digital joystick inputs
  • 6x player button inputs
  • 4x utility button inputs
  • 1x soft power switch input
  • 1x power LED output
  • Breakout pins for power, I2C, and 2 additional buttons
  • Picade HAT pinout
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3B+, 3, 2, B+, A+, Zero, and Zero W

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 a 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. Tap the connected button to start up, and press and hold it for 3 seconds to fully shutdown and disconnect power.

Software

We've put together a simple one-line installer that'll get everything set up on your Picade X HAT, the controls, safe shutdown, and audio. Open a terminal and type curl https://get.pimoroni.com/picadehat | bash to run the installer. You'll need to reboot once the installation is complete, if it doesn't prompt you to do so.

Our software does not support Raspbian Wheezy

Notes

With micro-USB power connected through Picade X HAT you'll need either to tap the connected power button or the button marked "switch" on the HAT to power on your Pi.

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FAQ

How do you Ship your Raspberry Pis?

We ship via Australia Post eParcel from our Sydney warehouse.

Australia Post picks up from us daily.

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Do you ship from Sydney, Australia?

All our products ship from our warehouse in Sydney, Australia.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal.

We also accept purchase orders from educational and government institutions on 30-day terms.

You're automatically approved if you're a school, university, or state or federal government department or agency.

What is your return, exchange and warranty policy?

Returns

We accept returns for faulty products, but will first work with you to help get your Raspberry Pi working again.

99% of the time there it is not the Raspberry Pi that is faulty.

If you need help, reach out to us on help@littlebird.com.au.

Change of Mind

We are happy to accept a return for a "change of mind", however, you will need to cover the cost of any merchant fees associated with the return. Goods need to be in an "as new" state.

What's the warranty on your Raspberry Pis?

You can have peace of mind knowing that Raspberry Pi is backed by a 1-year warranty, and thanks to rigorous quality assurance testing in the UK factory, you can be sure that your Raspberry Pi will stay in good working condition.

How long does shipping and delivery take?

At our Sydney, Australia warehouse, we provide fast and reliable shipping. To go even further, we have created our own Raspberry Pi powered Robot called Bishop.

How long does delivery take?

Australia Post picks up from us daily. If you're within the Australia Post next day network you can usually expect your order to arrive the next day if ordered with Express Post before 2pm.

80% of Australian addresses covered and you probably already know if you're in the network.

How can I track my order?

When we ship your order (which we do daily), we send you a tracking link.

If you haven't received a tracking link, please email us on help@littlebird.com.au .

How do I contact customer service?

You can call us on 1300 240 817 or email help@littlebird.com.au .

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