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NEW PRODUCTS – Pimoroni OnOff SHIM / Pimoroni Button SHIM

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NEW PRODUCTS – Pimoroni: OnOff SHIM / Button SHIM


Here are two brand-new Pimoroni SHIMs hot off the printers!

First, the OnOff SHIM!

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Add a tiny yet convenient power switch to your Pi with OnOff SHIM!

Pimoroni’s SHIMs (Shove Hardware in the Middle) are a new range of boards designed to be small, affordable, and handy. They’re just 0.8mm thick (the bare board, not including mounted components) and designed to be soldered straight onto the GPIO pins of your Pi, if you wish, so that you can use them with HATs and pHATs on top.

Usage

Just plug your micro-USB power supply into the micro-B connector on OnOff SHIM, and then press the button once to switch on power and boot up your Pi. After installing our software (details below), you can press the button again to initiate a clean shutdown and completely cut the power to your Pi.

Features

  • Super-small SHIM-format board
  • 0.8mm thick PCB
  • Can be used with HATs and pHATs
  • Corner-mounted push button for on/off
  • Micro-B connector for power supply
  • Red status LED
  • Optional breakout pins to connect an external momentary button
  • 2×6 female header included
  • Supports up to 2.5A power supply
  • Software daemon to shutdown cleanly
  • Requires soldering!

 

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Next up to bat is the Pimoroni Button SHIM!

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Pimoroni’s SHIM-format boards are designed to slip neatly onto your Pi’s GPIO pins and still allow you to use HATs and pHATs at the same time. Or solder the included female header onto Button SHIM and use it as a standalone board. The buttons and status LED stick out from the top edge of your Pi, making them easy to access.

Use Button SHIM to add physical interaction and visual feedback to your project. It makes the perfect controller for LED boards like Unicorn pHAT and Blinkt! Or why not use it with Four Letter pHAT to turn your Pi into an alarm clock, or stopwatch/timer?

Features

  • 5x tactile, right-angle push buttons
  • Single RGB LED (APA102)
  • Buttons driven through an IO expander (TCA9554A)
  • Super-slim SHIM-format board
  • 0.8mm thick PCB
  • Can be used with HATs and pHATs
  • Button SHIM pinout
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 32B+A+Zero, and Zero W
  • Python library
  • 2×20 female header included
  • Requires soldering!

 

Because there’s an IO expander to read the button states and drive the LED, you’ll still have full access to all of your Pi’s pins, assuming the I2C address (0x3f) doesn’t clash.

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In stock and shipping now: OnOff SHIM / Button SHIM!


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