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Propeller HAT

Propeller HAT, the 8-core microcontroller add-on for your Raspberry Pi.

Available now from Pimoroni: http://shop.pimoroni.com/products/propeller-hat

CC BY-SA 4.0

Propeller HAT is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Features

  • 8-core Parallax Microcontroller on-board
  • 30 IO pins broken out, serial data/programming connection to Pi
  • 20 Pi pins broken out for communications/ease of access
  • 170pt breadboard for experimentation
  • Python quick start library with PWM/Servo and GPIO libraries

Getting started

For instant-gratification you can try the Propeller HAT IO libraries:

You'll need Propeller IDE to start programming your Propeller HAT:

Propeller IDE Installation

As always, we've made it super-easy for you to get all the software you need with a nifty one-line installer. To run it fire up Terminal which you'll find in Menu -> Accessories -> Terminal on your Raspberry Pi desktop like so:

Finding the terminal

In the new terminal window type:

curl -sS get.pimoroni.com/propellerhat | bash

This will install a fairly recent version of the Propeller IDE but if you'd like you can head over to www.lamestation.com/propelleride/ and grab the latest version of Propeller IDE for the Raspberry Pi, which may be newer than the one installed by the one-line installer.

Propeller IDE download

It's easier if you grab the right URL, and use the wget command on your Raspberry Pi to download it. For example:

wget https://github.com/parallaxinc/PropellerIDE/releases/download/0.36.7/propelleride-0.36.7-armhf.deb

Once downloaded, you can install it with:

sudo dpkg -i propelleride-0.36.7-armhf.deb

Documentaton & Support

Repository Contents

Documentation

Everything you need to get started with Propeller IDE and your first SPIN program.

Software

Suport software and Python-based uploader tool.

  • python - Python library for Propeller HAT with PWM and GPIO functions
  • sidplay - Play SID tune dumps with Propeller HAT
  • p1load - Installer and binary for Pi-compatible p1load

Datasheets

Datasheets for Parallax Propeller and Crystal Oscillator.