A Shield Pack for your Tinypico: you'll receive an Audio Shield, an RTC Shield, an I²C Grove Shield, a Proto Shield and a side-by-side 3 Up Shield + all headers.
Sometimes you just want to add a few small components to a project, and pulling out the perfboard seems like too much hard work. Yes, that’s how we feel too! Also, how often is it simply a button or two that you want to add?
The Proto Shield gives you the space to do just that, but with two buttons already on and wired up to GPIO14 and GPIO15 so you can skip that step. It also breaks out the reset button as a convenience.
The Audio Shield brings the noise with:
- 1.5 W mono amplifier - which can be turned off to reduce power consumption
- Magnetic buzzer
- Trimmer potentiometer for gain control
- A switch to swap between on-board buzzer and external speakers that can be connected via provided header
Audio-in is connected to GPIO25, one of the two DACs (Digital to Analog Converter) and GPIO4 is connected to the amplifier (PAM8301) to allow you to shut down power to the amp to reduce current… ideal when running off battery.
- MCP7940N RTC
- Ultra-low power consumption
- Goodies like calendar and alarms
- MFP (Multi Function Pin)
- Battery holder for CR1025 3 V coin cell
Grove I2C Shield
Grove is an incredibly convenient connection system with a large ecosystem of add-on boards. The Grove I²C Shield lets you quickly tap into that ecosystem:
- Plug up to three I²C Grove modules into a TinyPICO
- A fourth device can be added via the provided headers
- 10K pull-ups on the SDA and SCL pins - disconnectable via solder jumpers
Note: Grove connectors can be used for more than just the I²C protocol, and though you can technically connect other protocol Grove devices to this shield, it’s not recommended or supported by us.
3up Side By Side By 3
The 3 Up shield is a simple and convenient way for you to connect a TinyPICO and two other shields together without needing to go to a breadboard or use stackable headers.
The shield also comes with a 3D-printed base for it to sit on, so that you won't scratch your desk from the header socket solder joints!