Qwiic pHAT for Raspberry Pi Hookup Guide

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Hardware Assembly

To get started with your Qwiic pHAT, simply plug it into the headers on the Raspberry Pi with the letters facing you. We'll use the Qwiic pHAT v1.0 in the following images to connect a Qwiic device.

Qwiic pHat Being Inserted into Raspberry Pi

Once the pHAT is plugged in, you can start plugging in any Qwiic enabled sensors.

Qwiic pHat Inserted on Raspberry Pi and Connected to a Qwiic Sensor

Standoffs and Mounting Holes

Depending on your project, you can mount a qwiic enabled board on the mounting holes using standoffs. Below are two images showing Qwiic devices mounted on each version of the Qwiic pHAT.

qwiic Motor Driver and microOLED Mounted on the raspbery Pi's pHAT v2.0 Qwiic Distance Sensor Mounted on the Raspberry Pi's pHAt v1.0t
Qwiic Devices Mounted on v2.0 Qwiic Device Mounted on v1.0

Stackable Headers

When placing a Raspberry Pi and the pHat in an enclosure (like the Pi Tin), we noticed that the pHAT was not fully inserted in Pi's header pins. You will need an additional pair of stackable headers for a secure connection depending on your enclosure. Otherwise, the original Qwiic HAT would be better if you need to using the boards in an enclosure.

Stackable Headers to Extend the HAT on a Raspberry Pi