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Flotilla Modules

Powered by the Raspberry Pi, Pimoroni has blended smart widgets and even smarter software to make Flotilla friendly for everyone

Image of Pimoroni's Flotilla ModulesPimoroni's Flotilla is a great time saving prototyping or training tool with plug-and-play simplicity, code libraries, example projects, and full documentation. Centered on the Flotilla Dock with an ATMEGA32A4U microcontroller, up to eight additional sensor and control modules can be added with a simple plug-and-play interface.

Flotilla expansion modules include:

  • Rainbow - featuring five 5050 RGB LEDs and an SN3218 driver IC
  • Motion - detects movement in three axis and compass heading via a LSM303 accelerometer/magnetometer
  • Touch - CAP1166 driver IC with four capacitive touch buttons and four white LEDs
  • Number - four digit, seven segment display with IS31FL3730 matrix driver
  • Color - contains a TCS3472 color and ambient light sensor with two bright white LEDs for illumination
  • Weather - BMP280 sensor for temperature and pressure sensing
  • Matrix - 8 x 8 white LED matrix with IS31FL3730 matrix driver
  • Light - utilizes a TSL258 ambient light sensor
  • Joystick - analog joystick with click button
  • Dial - has a rotary potentiometer and five white LEDs
  • Motor - uses a DRV8830 motor driver to control the onboard 298:1 bidirectional DC motor
  • Slider - a slide potentiometer with five white LEDs on board

Setup is quick and can be accomplished easily by following the guide at Getting Started with Flotilla and tools are provided to progress as users develop their skills. Novices can begin with Cookbook, move to Rockpool and progress through scratch to a full python coding experience.

Pimoroni’s Flotilla boards are available for purchase individually or in kits of modules. These include:

  • Mini starter kit – contains rainbow, touch, and dock modules and required cables
  • Medium starter kit – contains light, rainbow, touch, weather, and dock modules and cables
  • Mega treasure chest starter kit – contains color, dial, joystick, 2x light, matrix, motion, 2x motor, number rainbow, slider, touch, weather and dock modules, cables, a robot kit, and noisemaker synth kit

Flotilla Modules

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionTypeFunctionAvailable QuantityView Details
FLOTILLA AMBIENT LIGHT SENSORPIM033FLOTILLA AMBIENT LIGHT SENSORSensorLight11 - ImmediateView Details
FLOTILLA RAINBOW RGB LED STRIPPIM026FLOTILLA RAINBOW RGB LED STRIPOptoLED Board15 - ImmediateView Details
FLOTILLA COLOR SENSORPIM030FLOTILLA COLOR SENSORSensorLight7 - ImmediateView Details
FLOTILLA DIAL W/ LEDSPIM035FLOTILLA DIAL W/ LEDSHuman InterfaceRotary Potentiometer13 - ImmediateView Details
FLOTILLA SLIDER W/ LEDSPIM037FLOTILLA SLIDER W/ LEDSHuman InterfaceSlide Potentiometer13 - ImmediateView Details
FLOTILLA TOUCH 4 CAPACITIVEPIM028FLOTILLA TOUCH 4 CAPACITIVESensorTouch13 - ImmediateView Details
FLOTILLA JOYSTICK W/ BUTTONPIM034FLOTILLA JOYSTICK W/ BUTTONHuman InterfaceJoystick11 - ImmediateView Details
FLOTILLA MOTION ACCELEROMETERPIM027FLOTILLA MOTION ACCELEROMETERSensorAccelerometer, Magnetometer20 - ImmediateView Details
FLOTILLA WEATHER TEMPERATUREPIM031FLOTILLA WEATHER TEMPERATURESensorPressure, Temperature0View Details
FLOTILLA NUMBER 7 SEGMENTPIM029FLOTILLA NUMBER 7 SEGMENTDisplay7-Segment 4-Digit14 - ImmediateView Details
FLOTILLA MATRIX 8X8 WHITE LEDPIM032FLOTILLA MATRIX 8X8 WHITE LEDOptoLED Matrix12 - ImmediateView Details
FLOTILLA - MOTORPIM036FLOTILLA - MOTORMotor/HapticDC Motor2 - ImmediateView Details
FLOTILLA - DOCKPIM038FLOTILLA - DOCKInterfaceFlotilla to Raspberry Pi45 - ImmediateView Details

Flotilla Cables

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionConfigurationAvailable QuantityView Details
FLOTILLA - CABLE (10CM)CAB0701FLOTILLA - CABLE (10CM)Micro B Male to Micro B Male352 - ImmediateView Details
FLOTILLA - CABLE (50CM)CAB0703FLOTILLA - CABLE (50CM)Micro B Male to Micro B Male193 - ImmediateView Details
FLOTILLA - CABLE (DOCK)CAB0700FLOTILLA - CABLE (DOCK)A Male to Micro B Male54 - ImmediateView Details

Flotilla Starter Kits

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
FLOTILLA - MINI STARTER KITPIM022FLOTILLA - MINI STARTER KIT2 - ImmediateView Details
FLOTILLA - MEDIUM STARTER KITPIM023FLOTILLA - MEDIUM STARTER KIT5 - ImmediateView Details
FLOTILLA - MEGA TREASURE CHEST SPIM025FLOTILLA - MEGA TREASURE CHEST S0View Details
Published: 2017-11-22