Thursday, July 18, 2024

Raspberry Pi Build HAT and Power Supply Now Available

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The board is based on the RP2040 microcontroller and enables Raspberry Pi computers to be integrated with the LEGO building system

element14 has announced the availability of the Raspberry Pi Build HAT and power supply, further increasing its range of Raspberry Pi products. The Raspberry Pi Build HAT enables Raspberry Pi computers to be integrated into the LEGO building system, offering students, teachers, novice electronics enthusiasts and makers greater flexibility and affordability when designing new projects. 

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The Build HAT and the LEGO building system can be used to create robots, cars, games, a smart house and even an egg-laying chicken. The Raspberry Pi Build HAT is the second Raspberry Pi product to be based on the RP2040 microcontroller. The LEGO Maker Plate is available separately from LEGO retailers and allows users to easily integrate the Raspberry Pi computers into the LEGO building system. Users who are comfortable working with Raspberry Pi and LEGO will delight in these two brands combining to enable a fun and creative learning experience. 

Key product features include: 

⦁ Raspberry Pi Build HAT combines the power of Raspberry Pi computing with hands-on learning experience of LEGO to create a fun and interactive learning experience for students, teachers and makers. The Build HAT is compatible with the most recent generation of LEGO Technic motors, and with sensors included in the LEGO Education SPIKE Prime portfolio. The Build HAT is easy to use from Python on the Raspberry Pi.

⦁ Raspberry Pi 48W Build HAT Power Supply is the official power supply for use with the Raspberry Pi Build HAT. Key specifications include a 110-240V AC input and an 8V DC, 6A output. The product features a 1.5m connecting cable.

“Raspberry Pi Build HAT brings together world-leading innovators Raspberry Pi and LEGO by combining the Raspberry Pi computer range with the LEGO building system. We are delighted to help inspire future creators by providing an expanded range of Raspberry Pi products which provide an introduction into electronic project design,” said Romain Soreau, Head of Single Board Computing at element14.

The Raspberry Pi Build HAT and power supply will be shipping in October from Farnell in Europe, element14 in APAC and Newark in North America.


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