Raspberry Pi uses searching for a quick way to add extra modules to their Raspberry Pi using plug-and-play support and requiring only that the host Raspberry Pi is booted with the Pmod HAT attached. May be interested in a new piece of hardware called the Pmod HAT created by DesignSpark, and now available to purchase priced at £14 directly from RS Components website
The Raspberry Pi Pmod HAT, reference 144-8419, is equipped with three 2 x 6-pin connections or Pmod ports, offering support for I2C, SPI, UART and GPIO interfacing. The Pmod HAT is supported by any Raspberry Pi model equipped with a 40-pin GPIO connector and power to the Raspberry Pi HAT is supplied via either this or a barrel connector and external 5V power supply if preferred.
The Pmod HAT has been specially designed to remove the need to use messy jumper wires and offers a convenient way for quickly prototyping projects. The included EEPROM stores a device tree fragment which is used to identify the board and configure the operating system and drivers accordingly. To recap the device tree concept, is a compiled database which is used to describe an ARM-based system and provides functionality similar to the BIOS of an Intel or AMD computer. The Pmod HAT Adapter is compatible with all Raspberry Pi boards with a 40-pin GPIO connector including the Raspberry Pi Model A+, Raspberry Pi Model B+, Raspberry Pi 2 B, Raspberry Pi 3 B, Raspberry Pi Zero W and Raspberry Pi Zero.
For full specifications and purchasing options jump over to the official RS Components website by following the link below. If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.
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