Pico Breakout Garden Base sits underneath your Pico and lets you connect up to six of our extensive selection of Pimoroni breakouts to it. Whether it's environmental sensors so you can keep track of the temperature and humidity in your office, a whole host of little screens for important notifications and readouts, and, of course, LEDs. Scroll down for a list of breakouts that are currently compatible with our C++/MicroPython libraries!
As well as a labelled landing area for your Pico, there's also a full set of broken out Pico connections, in case you need to attach even more sensors, wires, and circuitry. We've thrown in some rubber feet to keep the base nice and stable and to stop it from scratching your desk, or there are M2.5 mounting holes at the corners so that you can bolt it onto a solid surface if you prefer.
The six sturdy black slots are edge connectors that connect the breakouts to the pins on your Pico. There's two slots for SPI breakouts, and four slots for I²C breakouts. Because I²C is a bus, you can use multiple I²C devices at the same time, providing they don't have the same I²C address (we've made sure that all of our breakouts have different addresses, and we print them on the back of the breakouts so they're easy to find).
As well as being a handy way to add functionality to your Pico, Breakout Garden is also very useful for prototyping projects without the need for complicated wiring, soldering, or breadboards, and you can grow or change up your setup at any time.
- Six sturdy edge-connector slots for breakouts
- 4x I²C slots (5 pins)
- 2x SPI slot (7 pins)
- Landing area with female headers for Raspberry Pi Pico
- 0.1” pitch, 5 or 7 pin connectors
- Broken-out pins
- Reverse polarity protection (built into breakouts)
- 99% assembled – just need to stick on the feet!
- Compatible with Raspberry Pi Pico