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Picade Hat - RetroGaming controler


Controler input board to wire your arcade buttons and joystick.

  • Wire your arcade buttons
  • Wire your arcade joystick
  • I2S Amplifier included

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Une carte contrôleur pour réaliser une console rétro-Gaming

The Picade Hat allow you to turn your Raspberry Pi into a retro games console! Picade HAT includes inputs for joystick and buttons, a 3W I2S DAC/amplifier and soft power switch. Cool!

Pimoroni taken all the good features of the Picade board and placed them onto this great HAT. Simply plug it onto your's Raspberry Pi then plug your Pi power supply on the Picade HAT micro-USB connected (it will back-powers the Pi through the GPIO, so no need for extra power supply), wire up your controls and install the Pimoroni's driver!

This Hat is great to build your own arcade cabinet or to interfaces big colourful buttons to your interactive project.

Technical details

  • I2S audio Digital-To-Analog-Converter (DAC) with 3W amplifier (mono)
  • Safe power on/off system
  • Micro-USB connector for power (back-powers your Pi)
  • 4-way digital joystick inputs
  • 6x game button inputs
  • 4x utility button inputs
  • 1x soft power switch input
  • Breakout pins for other GPIO features
  • Picade HAT pinout
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 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 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.

The software driver for the PicCade Hat is available on GitHub.



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