The really nifty thing about LED SHIM is that it doesn’t require any soldering. We’ve engineered a new friction-fit header that slips securely onto the Pi’s pins. Because LED SHIM’s PCB is just 0.8mm thick, you can use it at the same time as HATs and pHATs, and it’ll stick out and be visible at the top of your Pi. Of course, if you want to solder LED SHIM to your Pi’s pins or solder a female header to it, then you can do that too.
These are similar (but even smaller) to the RGB LEDs that we use on Unicorn HAT HD, being driven by the same IS31FL3731 LED matrix driver chip that’s on Scroll pHAT HD. Coding LED SHIM is just like coding a Blinkt! with more pixels, so if you’ve used Blinkt! then it’ll be very familiar to you.
- 28 RGB LED pixels
- IS31FL3731 LED matrix driver chip
- Solderless, friction-fit header
- Super-slim SHIM-format board
- 0.8mm thick PCB
- Can be used with HATs and pHATs
- Compatible with all 40-pin header Raspberry Pi models
1 x LED SHIM