Pimoroni signs with Mouser to stock accessories for Raspberry Pi, Arduino, micro:bit
Champion of makers, educators and creatives, Pimoroni, has signed a global distribution agreement with Mouser Electronics to stock its accessories for Raspberry Pi, Arduino and micro:bit.
Pimoroni offers a broad selection of Raspberry Pi accessories, from its first product, the Pibow case, to a variety of HATs (an add-on board, or shield) and pHATs (an add-on board for Pi Zero) that add functionality to the Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi Zero single board computers (SBCs). The HAT and pHAT options include different LED matrices, gesture detection, musical instruments, and prototyping boards for creating new projects.
Mouser is also stocking the Pimoroni Picade PCB, an Arduino-compatible board designed for use in arcade games. The board features a Microchip ATmega32U4 microcontroller and comes with the Arduino bootloader and Pimoroni software pre-installed. Screw-terminal contacts enable engineers to add a four-direction joystick and up to 12 buttons, in addition to two 4.0 Ohm speakers driven by the on-board 3.0W amplifier.
Pimoroni’s micro:bit-compatible products include the scroll:bit, pin:bit and an accessories kit. The scroll:bit is a small display board with 119 bright white LEDs for scrolling text, animations, and graphs, the pin:bit is a tiny breadboard extension for prototyping new circuits and the micro:bit accessories kit consists of a switchable AAA battery pack and micro-USB cable for getting started with micro:bit.
Pimoroni says it is trying to bring electronics to a larger audience by making ‘tech treasure for tinkerers’. The company is on a mission to make electronics accessible and attractive, and spread knowledge, fun, and ideas.
Mouser strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers and claims to stock the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. The distributor’s website is continually updated, offers advanced search methods and houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.