New Picade xHat

Is there any information about the ‘hack headers’, specifically which GPIO pins they extend?

Also, it would be nice to see exactly how it communicates with the Pi itself, such as which pins the keyboard events are directed through.


All of the basic controls are the same as Picade HAT, which is documented here- (yep I need to get around to adding PicadeX to Pinout!)

The Hack Header breaks out the few remaining pins- SCL/SDA being self-explanatory, and I believe BTN8 and BTN7 are BCM14 and BCM15.

Also BCM 13 is the Power LED.

That’s great, thanks!

@gadgetoid on the X Hat, am I right in assuming that the two holes beneath the micro USB can also be used as power input?

I’d like to power my Picade using the Wide Input Shim without using the micro USB on the X Hat, so basically I’m trying to wire the Wide Input Shim to the X Hat.


You’re correct- that’s exactly what they’re for!

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