Questions tagged [hat]

A "hat" is an add on board designed specifically to fit on top of the pi via the GPIO header. They have a small EEPROM chip which is used to configure them, but may be built to serve any purpose.

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Using GPIO on the Bitwizard DMX hat board

I have a rpi 4, with a relays board on top of it, and a Bitwizard DMX hat board on top of that. The Bitwzard board doesn't have a male header on the top, so I am unable to connect my sensors. It was ...
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Cooling Fan Hat?

The PoE hat has a built-in cooling fan, and even has drivers in Raspbian to automatically turn it on and off based on the CPU temperature. However, any guides to add a temperature-controlled fan seem ...
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No response from RFID HAT

Model: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Vi.2 HAT: RaspberryPi-B1 v1.3 I just bought RaspberryPi Hat RFID/NFC board (RaspberryPi-B1 from ib technology). I've spent all day trying to get a response from it, but ...
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How can Rpi4B python use USB Serial AT commands to control a 4G/LTE MiFi modem to text SMS?

I have purchased this 4G HAT and I'm using it with this module in a raspberry 4. I use the USB connection. I installed a ppp connection and everything is working correctly. My problem is: how do I ...
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WaveShare WM8960 Audio Sound Card / HAT Installation on Rpi Zero W Problem

I recently bought the WaveShare WM8960 Audio HAT said compatible with Raspberry Pi Zero W. The install complete without trouble, I can see that the soundcard is installed by typing sudo dkms status ...
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Audio Injector stereo soundcard is preventing boot

I recently bought a Audioinjector stereo soundcard HAT to stream sound on my raspberry pi running Raspbian. I went to their website and installed the .deb installer file and ran it with audioInjector-...
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SIM7600 4G HAT Rpi3B+ Setup Problem

I am trying to get a SIM7600E-H-4G-HAT running on my Raspberry Pi 3B+, but it is not working. Here is what I've done so far: Inserted my SIM-Card, connected the antenna to Main, connected the entire ...
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Are HATs not supposed to be stackable?

From reading the HAT spec, the ID EEPROM is fixed at address 0x50. This implies that only one real hat may be present at a time, yet lots of products are called HATs and say that they can be stacked, ...
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How to make ups hat run safe shutdown on raspberry when disconnected from the power source

It can be long discussion, because there is no single solution around this, so, to cut the story short, I will tell where I stuck on my way. It is AndroidAuto (media centre in car on raspi) project I'...
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3.5in TFT screen hat and Raspberry Pi 3+b

I'm trying to understand something about the MPI3508 screen I purchased (https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07DQKQG6X). I tried powering it via usb and connected a PC in its HDMI input and got it working (the ...
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Is it possible to have a correct sound using iQAudio PI-DAC+ and Volumio?

I have bought the excellent Pi-DAC+ to use it with Volumio in an old radio I have. In this radio, the speakers are marked as 6 ohms impedance. This radio used to provide a rather good sound. But with ...
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Has anyone tried connecting a adafruit hat board and an LCD Screen?

We use the Raspberry Pi 3 boards for an elementary school robotics program. We saw these cool Kuman 3.5" touch screens that said they were HDMI (which I assumed meant they connected directly into the ...
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Cirrus Logic Audio card replacement for recording

As is probably well known the Cirrus Logic Audio Card has stopped being manufactured and as such is proving very difficult to get. My reasons for wanting this card was that I needed something with a ...
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Raspberry Pi abruptly “dies” when I apply physical pressure

I have been using my Pi B2 since 2015. I recently got a Sense Hat, but it behaves extremely weirdly when I use it. For example, I used the mini joystick, which applied slight pressure to my Pi. Then,...
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Hat making I2C unusable

I bought this Pi hat for integrating an Arduino with the Pi and exposing all the GPIO pins through nice GVS headers, and overall I'm very happy with it. However, I'm noticing a weird problem. Without ...
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Powering RPi3, 3G Dongle, DC Motor HAT and DC Motors

I've got a setup where I power RPi, 3G dongle from one power source (USB Hub powered from 5V 2A) and a DC Motor HAT and DC Motors (2 small car mirror motors) from a 12V 2A supply. I checked the motors ...
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Inky pHAT compatibility issues with Raspberry Pi 4B

I've bought a Raspberry Pi Model 4B for a few different projects, one of which is to use an Inky pHAT display (as seen on The Pi Hut) on it. When the display arrived, I attached it to the Pi's GPIO ...
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Can I use a Pi Sense HAT and motor HAT together?

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 and I'm wondering if it's possible to use the sense and motor HATs together ( preferably stacked )? These are in the following links: https://thepihut.com/products/raspberry-...
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Is it possible to connect two waveshare SIM7600E-H lte hats on the same raspberry pi 4?

I have a raspberry pi 4 model b connected to a waveshare SIM7600E-H 4g hat. The connectivity is the following : 1) I have the jumpers in the middle position 2) The shield is connected onto the RPi ...
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Are there plans to make a RPI 4 PoE Hat that matches RPI4 power specs?

The RPI 4 draws up to 3amps at 5.1V. The official PoE HAT outputs 2.5 amps at 5V. Generally this should be enough but I'm curious if a higher spec PoE HAT for the RPI 4 is planned? If not can one be ...
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Do the PiJuice and SenseHat HATs clash?

I have two hats a PiJuice UPS and a SenseHat. The GPIO pinouts for each are https://pinout.xyz/pinout/pijuice and https://pinout.xyz/pinout/sense_hat respectively. When I stack my SenseHat onto the ...
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Servo and DC/Stepper Motor Hats Together

I am creating a robot with my Raspberry Pi 3 B+. For my project, I wish to use 2x NEMA 17 stepper motors for moving around, and 2x SG90 servos for managing pan/tilt of the head. I already have an ...
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Distorted sound using VOIP and ReSpeaker HAT

I am using the ResSeaker HAT on my raspberrypi 3. After installing the drivers im able to record the sounds using the inbuilt mic and play it from my speakers (using the command arecord -f cd -Dhw:1 | ...
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respeaker HAT and voip using raspberrypi

I am using the respeaker HAT on my raspberrypi 3. After installing the drivers im able to record the sounds using the inbuilt mic and play it from my speakers (using the command arecord -f cd -Dhw:1 | ...
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Are there any battery backup options that work with a PoE powered Pi?

Looking to have a Pi (4) that is powered over PoE - are there any battery backup options (i.e. hats) that can be stacked with the PoE hat & supply power if/when the PoE fails (and then re-charge ...
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Unable to get accurate RPM with Adafruit Stepper Motor HAT v0.1

I'm trying to drive some stepper motors using a Raspberry Pi 3 B V1.2 and an Adafruit Stepper Motor HAT v0.1 and am having trouble setting them to the speed I want. The motors have a step angle of 1.8 ...
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Analog input together with LoRaWAN

I am looking for a hardware configuration enabling me to read an analog input from ammeter and collect the historical data and send them over LoRa to a server. So I could use something like Monarco ...
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Problem with HAT GSM/GPRS/GNSS/Bluetooth

I have: Connected rasspbery pi zero with HAT GSM/GPRS/GNSS/Bluetooth by gold-pins. List item Switched UART to B-position Raspbian version: 9 (stretch) When I used pwdrkey i have only PWR and STA ...
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How to turn multiple servos by an angle using the Adafruit servo/pwm pi hat?

So I'm using a Raspberry Pi Model 3b and an Adafruit 12-bit PWM Servo/PWM Pi Hat on my project to control 6 independent continuous servos. I'd like to send in signals that would turn the servo by that ...
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ADC Hat with 8 differential channels and 24 bit resolution for 100 - 200 SPS (Hz)

I'm sorry if there's a similar post, I could not find it (them). As the title implies, I'm looking for an ADC hat for the Rapspberry Pi 3 Model B with 8 differential channels to sample up to 200 SPS (...
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Pimoroni Speaker Phat i2c and using the pins

Is it possible to use the pins on top of a raspberry pi hat that uses i2c? I am trying to use the Pimoroni Speaker Phat and control a motor using GPIO at the same time. Thanks for any replies.
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Finding EEPROMS suitable for HATs

I'm working through the HAT design guide to work out what kind of EEPROMs I can use. To quote it: 24Cxx type 3.3V I2C EEPROM must be used (some types are 5V only, do not use these). The EEPROM must ...
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Can I use a DHT22 sensor with the servo hat installed on my RPi-3?

the title pretty much says it all... My son an I are doing some robotics experimenting with the RPi-2 and RPi-3, we are using the Servo Hat to control several servos on them. We would like to ...