Loading... Please wait...

Categories

Our Newsletter


Adafruit Arcade Bonnet for Raspberry Pi with JST Connectors - Mini Kit

  • Screen, buttons, etc. - not included! Please read product description
  • Image 2
  • Image 3
  • Image 4
  • Image 5
Price:
$35.36 (inc GST) $32.15 (exc GST)
SKU:
3422
Current Stock:
5


Product Description

Playing retro games is easy on a Raspberry Pi - and that pocket-sized computer is pretty good at it too! All you need is a little help to connect buttons and a joystick up and you can custom design your own arcade console, desktop or stand-up machine, even just a simple controller box. It makes for a fun weekend project that will last all year.

This Adafruit Arcade Bonnet from Tronixlabs Australia is designed to make small emulator projects a little easier to build. Here's what you can look forward to!

  • It is the same size as a Pi Zero, so for really compact builds, this is super small. You can also use it with a Pi 2, 3, B+ or any 2x20 connector Pi.
  • It has JST sockets so you can plug in six arcade buttons easily using our quick connects.
  • Header breakouts for use with both clicky-type switched joysticks and...
  • Header breakout and converter for using analog-type joysticks or thumbsticks with potentiometers inside.
  • A 3W digital speaker output that can drive 4-8 ohm speakers for when using with a TV output, audio-less HDMI display or PiTFT. Works even when the Pi doesn't have a headphone jack!
  • Switches are all managed with an I2C-GPIO converter with interrupt out. The converter is very fast and frees up all the pins so you can use this Bonnet with a PiTFT or any other accessory/device that uses a lot of pins!

If you don't need an amplified speaker output, analog-joystick input or minimal pin usage, check out the plain-jane Retrogame tutorial which just plugs all the buttons and joysticks right into the Pi directly.

This item as sold as a mini-kit, with a Bonnet and headers that need to be soldered in to attach it to a Raspberry Pi! It only takes a few minutes but soldering iron and solder are required.

It also does not come with any of the extras, so you can choose which buttons/joysticks/speaker you want! Here is a list of the items you can use:

Joysticks:

To connect them, you may want some 20 x 12" Female jumper wires.

Speakers:

Arcade Buttons:

Note: Raspberry Pi, arcade buttons, joysticks, speaker, display, and quick-connect wires are NOT included, and must be purchased separately.

Once you've picked out all your buttons and joysticks and stuff, check out our Getting-started guide to help you get going!


Find Similar Products by Category


Add to Wish List

Click the button below to add the Adafruit Arcade Bonnet for Raspberry Pi with JST Connectors - Mini Kit to your wish list.

You Recently Viewed...