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The Explorer pHAT is the perfect prototyping side-kick for your Raspberry Pi!

Based on our very popular Explorer Hat Pro this is a smaller cheaper version designed to fit perfectly on a Raspberry Pi Zero!

We've added a heap of useful input and output options that will take your projects to the next level. Great for driving motors, using analog sensors, and interfacing with 5V systems (such as many Arduino boards).

Though designed to match the format of the Raspberry Pi Zero it is compatible with all 40-pin GPIO Raspberry Pi variants (3/2/B+/A+/Zero).


  • Python API
  • Four analog inputs
  • Two H-bridge motor drivers
  • Four buffered 5V tolerant inputs
  • Four powered 5V outputs (up to 500mA!)

Parts List

  • Assembled Explorer pHAT PCB
  • 2x20 0.1" female GPIO header
  • 1x20 0.1" female header

Four analog inputs - A tidy way to integrate analog signals into your project.

Two H-Bridge motor drivers - Drive two 5V motors bidirectionally with up to 200mA per channel. Ideal with our micro-metal gear-motors to create the perfect little buggy! You can even soft-PWM for full speed control.

5V tolerant inputs - Hook up your Pi to accept input from 5V systems (like Arduino Uno/Leonardo or 5V Trinkets). We've used a 5-channel buffer that will accept anything from 2V-5V as logic high.

5V powered ouputs - The onboard darlington array can supply up to 500mA per channel (but you'll be limited to driving around 1A total from the board). Ideal for stepper motors, solenoids, and relays.

Full Python library, documentation and examples - Head on over to our GitHub to find a Python library, examples, documentation and a brief introduction to Explorer HAT: https://github.com/pimoroni/explorer-hat

Explorer pHAT for Raspberry Pi

  • Brand: Pimoroni
  • Product Code: PIM-PIM137
  • Reward Points: 9
  • Availability: 7 - 14 Days
  • £11.94

  • Ex Tax: £9.95
  • Price in reward points: 100

Explorer HAT Pro

Explorer HAT Pro


Great for driving motors, using analog sensors, interfacing with 5V systems, and touch interfaces.

Qty: 7 - 14 Days