Pico Breakout Garden Pack
An easy, solderless, swappable way to use breakouts with your Raspberry Pi Pico - add up to three Pimoroni breakouts (2 x I2C and 1 x SPI) to the sturdy slots and get coding and creating!
Pico Breakout Garden Pack gloms onto the back of your Pico and lets you connect up to three of our extensive selection of Pimoroni breakouts.
The three sturdy black slots are edge connectors that connect the breakouts to the pins on your Pico. There's one slot for SPI breakouts (like our 0.96" LCD Breakout or 1.12" SPI OLED Breakout), and two slots for I2C breakouts. Because I2C is a bus, you can use multiple I2C devices at the same time, providing they don't have the same I2C address (we've made sure that all of our breakouts have different addresses, and we print them on the back of the breakouts so they're easy to find).
As well as being a handy way to add functionality to your Pico, Breakout Garden is also very useful for prototyping projects without the need for complicated wiring, soldering, or breadboards, and you can grow or change up your setup at any time.
- Three sturdy edge-connector slots for Pimoroni breakouts
- 2x I2C slots (5 pins)
- 1x SPI slot (7 pins)
- Female headers for attaching to Raspberry Pi Pico
- 0.1” pitch, 5 or 7 pin connectors
- Reverse polarity protection (built into breakouts)
- Fully assembled
- Compatible with Raspberry Pi Pico/Pico W
Because of the way that I2C (the protocol that Breakout Garden uses) works, it doesn't matter which slot on the Breakout Garden that you plug your breakout into. Each I2C device has an address (you'll see it on the back of each breakout) that it uses to identify itself to other I2C devices, so it's effectively saying "Hey, it's me, Bob!"
The markings on the base will show you which way round to plug in your Pico - just match up the USB port with the markings on the board.
The most straightforward way of getting started with Pico Breakout Garden Pack is by installing our custom MicroPython build on your Pico - there's a tutorial on how to get set up here.