Ready to get started with Raspberry Pi and Qwiic? The SparkFun Qwiic Kit for Raspberry Pi includes the Sparkfun Qwiic HAT for Raspberry Pi, which adds four Qwiic connectors to your Pi. It also includes a VCNL4040 Proximity Sensor Breakout, Micro OLED Breakout, Environmental Combo breakout and plenty of Qwiic Cables to connect everything together!
The Qwiic system makes I2C on your Raspberry Pi a breeze. All you need is a Raspberry Pi with a 2x20 GPIO header to plug the HAT into. This kit can also be used with the NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit and Google Coral Development Board, since they utilize the same 2x20 GPIO header! Make sure to check the Includes Tab to see everything that comes in the box!
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.
If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.
Skill Level: Competent - The toolchain for programming is a bit more complex and will examples may not be explicitly provided for you. You will be required to have a fundamental knowledge of programming and be required to provide your own code. You may need to modify existing libraries or code to work with your specific hardware. Sensor and hardware interfaces will be SPI or I2C.
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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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Based on 2 ratings:
This kit is well priced and has enough sensors and even a display to help get acquainted with the exciting new modular suite of components. It simplifies working with I2C components. No more cross connects. Well done!
I bought this primarily for the easy connectivity between devices over the I2C bus. For now I'm working with the Pico and Pico W, and have had great success with the BME280 using Thonny and Micro Python. My next goal is to figure out how to use the included Micro OLED to display the readings from the BME280. What I'm finding is that support for this display seems to be Adafruit centric, and not something I can easily use with the Pico. If I'm not looking in the right place, please point me in the best direction!
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