Raspberry Pi Pico HAT - expanders and extensions
The Raspberry Pi Pico board has been designed so that its functions can be added and modified using special Pico HAT expansion modules. These include, among others, output expanders, which allow you to increase the number of inputs and outputs. They are used in conjunction with peripherals or other HAT modules. Among the Raspberry Pi Pico HAT expanders, several types can be distinguished - these are docking stations that also have additional functions (for example, buttons, audio modules, LED light signaling or screens enabling the graphic display of information), or prototype boards designed for the Raspberry Pi Pico. Of course, individual types can connect with each other, as is the case, for example, in the Pico Explorer Base model, where at the same time there is a prototype board, ADC and GPIO outputs, a loudspeaker, motor drivers, a display with buttons or switches.
What projects will you create with the Raspberry Pi Pico HAT?
Raspberry Pi Pico HAT expanders are especially useful for people who plan to use the board in more demanding applications. They can be related to, for example, building projects where it is necessary to connect several expansion modules or peripheral devices, such as audio equipment, automation drivers or robots. Breadboards, on the other hand, are a very useful addition at the design and testing stage of various solutions, as they allow you to easily try your ideas without soldering. Raspberry Pi Pico HAT expanders and extensions can also find an educational application: using them allows you to fully understand the capabilities of the board and its various functions, as well as expand your knowledge of various electronic components, their properties and methods of use.
Which Raspberry Pi Pico HAT expander model to choose?
The choice of a specific solution depends on the function that the element is to perform in the project. For example, if you are looking for a universal product to create your own inventions or for educational purposes, then a multifunctional docking station will be the best solution, in which there are not only leads, but also other useful elements. If you plan to connect the Raspberry Pi Pico board with modules from the Grove series, you should choose an expander that allows you to connect these types of connectors. However, if you are looking for quick and easy prototyping, the best solution will be a module with a breadboard. In our offer you will find a wide selection of Raspberry Pi Pico HAT expanders belonging to each of the above-mentioned types.
Raspberry Pi Pico HAT expanders and extensions in Botland
In this category, there are pin expanders and extensions for the Raspberry Pi Pico created by renowned manufacturers such as Pimoroni, Seeed Studio or Waveshare. We offer, among others, several models of extended docking stations, which are perfect material for learning or more complex electronic projects. In addition, our range also includes GPIO extensions, expanders that allow you to connect Pico with Grove modules from Seeed Studio, prototyping boards and many other products. The offer includes both models that require soldering and modules equipped with various types of connectors.