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Description: The Pimoroni Explorer HAT Pro is a “shield” for the Raspberry Pi and provides you with the perfect prototyping sidekick for your Pi. The Explorer HAT Pro has a heap of useful input and output options that will take your Raspberry Pi projects to the next level. This add-on board is great for driving motors, using analog sensors, interfacing with 5V systems and touch (even fruit-based!) interfaces.

Each Pimoroni Explorer HAT Pro easily snaps on top of a Raspberry Pi equipped with a 40-pin (2x20) GPIO. Pimoroni has created a GitHub repository bundling the Explorer software with a set of examples to get you started in an easy-to-use Python module to get prototyping right away.


  • Four buffered 5V tolerant inputs
  • Four powered 5V outputs (up to 500mA!)
  • Four capacitive touch pads
  • Four capacitive crocodile clip pads
  • Four 4-colored LEDs
  • Four analog inputs
  • Two H-bridge motor drivers
  • A heap of useful (unprotected) 3v3 goodies from the GPIO
  • A mini breadboard on top!


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Customer Comments

  • ——————– Tech Support Tips/Troubleshooting/Common Issues ——————–

    GPIO pins on the Pimoroni Explorer HAT Pro work differently than on an Arduino

    GPIO outputs on the Pimoroni Explorer HAT Pro go to ground when active so if you’re connecting a LED or other device to them, connect the positive leg of your device to +5 or +3.3 volts and the negative end to whichever output you choose. When that output is active, it gets connected to ground, completing a circuit.

  • Error in your specs above, What you have as “Eight 4-colored LEDs” should be “Four coloured LEDs (red, green, blue, and yellow)”.

  • It has crocodile clip pads! So much better than alligator clip pads.

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