The SparkFun Qwiic HAT for Raspberry Pi is the quickest and easiest way to enter into SparkFun’s Qwiic ecosystem while still using that Raspberry Pi that you’ve come to know and love. The Qwiic HAT connects the I2C bus (GND, 3.3V, SDA and SCL) on your Raspberry Pi to an array of Qwiic connectors on the HAT. Since the Qwiic system allows for daisy chaining boards with different addresses, you can stack as many sensors as you’d like to create a tower of sensing power!
The Qwiic Pi HAT has four Qwiic connect ports, all on the same I2C bus. In addition, many of the useful GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi are broken out. This HAT is compatible with any Raspberry Pi that utilizes the standard 2x20 GPIO header. It has been designed to sit to the side of the Pi, allowing it to work conveniently with a Pi Tin enclosure to connect boards to the Qwiic ports.
The SparkFun Qwiic Connect System is an ecosystem of I2C sensors, actuators, shields and cables that make prototyping faster and less prone to error. All Qwiic-enabled boards use a common 1mm pitch, 4-pin JST connector. This reduces the amount of required PCB space, and polarized connections mean you can’t hook it up wrong.
Note: There is a small silk error that has reversed the SDA and SCL. This is simply a cosmetic mix-up and will not impact any function with this board.
If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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It was a snap to install getting my project up and running in no time. I was able to get any I2C device connected with the purchase of additional wired connectors. I plan to purchase more for other projects.
I had a prototype that was pretty much an unmanageable tangle of "Dupont" wires. The PiHat fixed that and the prototype is running well.
I'll be back for more!
Two small complaints: a) Despite the Sparkfun video saying otherwise, my PiHat had to be installed hanging off the Raspberry Pi. b) Sparkfun's stock seems to be low on several parts and the extra shipping is annoying. The parts arrived quickly, but the cheapskate in me complained about the cost.
I like this hat better than the other PI QWIIC hats because it has additional breakouts for other pins as well. There is just one thing to note however, the i2c pins are miss labeled. SDA and SCL are backwards. I wish the other hats had break outs for other rPI pins as well.