Qwiic Kit for Raspberry Pi Hookup Guide

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Revision Changes: With the revision of the SparkFun Qwiic Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi, we have swapped out an individual board inside the kit, listed below. At the time of writing we used the Qwiic pHAT v1.0. The Qwiic pHAT v2.0 is functionally the same with additional features.

Qwiic Kit for Raspberry Pi Kit SKU Revision History
KIT-16841 Switch to Qwiic pHAT v2.0
KIT-15367 Initial release with the Qwiic pHAT
Please refer to the following pictures if you are unsure.

Qwiic pHAT v2.0 Qwiic pHAT
Qwiic pHAT v2.0 [ DEV-15945 ] Qwiic phAT v1.0 [ DEV-15351 ]

The hardware we are using for this kit (other than the Pi) is the Qwiic pHAT which provides a Qwiic connector to your Raspberry Pi, VCNL4040 Proximity sensor, Environmental combo board (which has the BME280 and CCS811), and Qwiic micro OLED screen.

Let's start with connecting the pHAT. The pHAT should fit on the Raspberry Pi like most Pi HATs, but it should also fit on compatible boards such as the Nvidia Jetson Nano, the Google Coral board, and others that use the standard 2x20 GPIO header. It will even work on the Raspberry Pi Zero W. Just line up the headers and connect the pHAT to your Raspberry Pi. If you have more questions on the pHAT check out the hookup guide for more information.

I2C Sensor connected to a Raspberry Pi via Qwiic pHAT

Next, we are going to connect our boards. We've given you a selection of different cable lengths to let you configure your boards however you like. So go ahead and daisy chain all your boards together (while you only need 1 Qwiic connector on the pHAT, you can use as many as you'd like). It doesn't matter which order you connect them in (or which of the connectors on the board you use), as long as they all have a path to the Pi. Keep in mind that these cables are polarized and should only go in one direction (don't force it to go in the wrong direction). Your setup should look similar to the image below with the Qwiic-enabled devices daisy chained and stacked on a Raspberry Pi.

Qwiic Kit Sensors Connected to a Pi via the Qwiic pHat