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April 20, 2017 AT 8:45 am

NEW PRODUCTS – From Pimoroni: Pibow Zero W Case / Touch pHAT / Four Letter pHAT

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NEW PRODUCTS – From Pimoroni: Pibow Zero W Case / Touch pHAT / Four Letter pHAT


We’ve got THREE new products this week from our swashbuckling friends over at Pimoroni!

Let us first show you the Pibow Zero W Case for Raspberry Pi Zero W:

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Crafted out of four transparent acrylic pieces, the Pibow Zero W Case for Raspberry Pi Zero W protects your Pi while showing it off to the world!

Each layer is laser-cut from colorful, lightweight, and high-quality cast acrylic. All of the primary ports and GPIO pins are accessible (it encloses the micro-SD slot). The case is lightweight and ideal for mounting to any surface. No tools are required for assembly or disassembly (check out Pimoroni’s tutorial).

Features:

  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi Zero W
  • Super-slimline profile
  • Fully HAT/pHAT compatible
  • Protects your beloved Pi Zero W!
  • Clear top and base leave Raspberry Pi Zero W visible
  • GPIO cut-out
  • Leaves ports and GPIO accessible (encloses micro SD and blocks RUN/TV header)
  • Made from lightweight high-quality cast acrylic
  • Great for hacking and tinkering!
  • Made in Sheffield, UK

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Note that this is the case for the Raspberry Pi Zero W only! This case is not compatible with the Pi Zero v1.2/1.3 (see here for the v1.2/1.3 version). Does not include a Raspberry Pi Zero W!


Next is the Pimoroni Touch pHAT for Raspberry Pi Zero:

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The Touch pHAT has six capacitive touch buttons, each with a bright white LED, so you can add a touch interface to your Raspberry Pi. While it is shaped and sized to match a Pi Zero, it works great with any Pi with 2×20 connector. You can even use a dry erase pen to write on the pads to label their function.

The pHAT features a CAP1166 capacitive touch and LED driver chip that is read over I2C. Each pad has a matching LED that can be controlled independently. The LEDs have been under-mounted and shine through exposed sections of the PCB to give a pleasing yellow-green glow and a completely smooth top surface!

Use Touch pHAT as a controller for your robot, a controller for your Mote lights, a tiny drum machine, or use it to build a simple game where you have to taps the buttons to repeat the sequence of lights that just flashed.

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Features:

  • Six capacitive touch buttons
  • Six bright white under-mounted LEDs
  • Microchip CAP1166 capacitive touch and LED driver chip
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, A+, Zero, and Zero W (any 2×20 connector Pi)
  • Comes with an easy-to-use Python library
  • Female header requires soldering

Kit includes: Touch pHAT PCB & 2×20 0.1″ female GPIO header. Some light soldering is required to attach the header on, or you can of course solder the pHAT right onto the Pi Zero.


Finally, there’s the Four Letter pHAT for Raspberry Pi Zero:

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AHOY, wanna spell out some LOVE with this COOL Raspberry Pi FOUR letter PHAT? The Four Letter pHAT has four 14-segment displays that you can use to display text, numbers, and a host of other characters. The LEDs are a beautiful retro green, just like your old digital alarm clock. They’re driven by the HT16K33 chip over I2C, which does all the multiplexing for you. While it is shaped and sized to match a Pi Zero, it works great with any Pi with 2×20 connector.

It’s perfect as a readout for your projects, displaying temperatures, times, etc. and becomes really useful when combined with some of Pimoroni’s other boards like Enviro pHAT or Explorer pHAT to display their sensor values.

Features:

  • Four 14-segment displays with green LEDs
  • HT16K33 driver chip
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, A+, Zero, and Zero W (any 2×20 connector Pi)
  • Comes with an easy to use Python library
  • Female header and display pins require soldering

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Kit includes: Four Letter pHAT PCB, two displays (four 14-segment displays total), and 2×20 0.1″ female GPIO header. Some light soldering is required to attach the header and displays on, or you can of course solder the pHAT right onto the Pi.

Raspberry Pi Zero not included with any of these three products!

In stock and shipping now: Pibow Zero W / Touch pHAT / Four Letter pHAT


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