Below is a list of some of the TinyPICO shields & add-on boards we make

We’ll be adding more as time goes on, so check back every now and then to see what’s new!


Play Shield

The Play Shield was designed to be a multi-purpose board that can be used for all sorts of activities like prototyping output, experimentation, and even games. It has lots of goodies on it, including:

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Attaching your TinyPICO to your Play shield

  • 128x64 white OLED

  • 3-axis accelerometer

  • Light sensor

  • Mono amplifier

  • Magnetic buzzer

  • Blue LED

  • Four input buttons + reset button

  • LiPo connector plus power switch

  • Headers for your TinyPICO

Play Shield Pinout

If you power the Play Shield and TinyPICO from the shield JST connector, you can use the slide switch on the shield to power down everything. Make sure you have the switch turned on, though, if you want to charge the battery when the USB cable is plugged in.

Your TinyPICO is inserted vertically into the back of your Play shield, with the antenna at the top and the USB connector on the bottom. Please be careful to align the pins correctly when inserting your TinyPICO to avoid damaging either or both of your boards when powering it up.


Proto Shield

Sometimes you just want to add a few small components to a project, and pulling out the perfboard seems like too much hard work. Yes, that’s how we feel too! Also, how often is it simply a button or two that you want to add?

The Proto Shield gives you the space to do just that, but with two buttons already on and wired up to GPIO14 and GPIO15 so you can skip that step. It also breaks out the reset button as a convenience. 

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Audio Shield

  • 1.5 W mono amplifier - which can be turned off to reduce power consumption

  • Magnetic buzzer

  • Trimmer potentiometer for gain control

  • A switch to swap between on-board buzzer and external speakers that can be connected via provided header


RTC Shield

  • MCP7940N RTC

    • Ultra-low power consumption

    • Goodies like calendar and alarms

    • MFP (Multi Function Pin)

  • Battery holder for CR1025 3 V coin cell

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Grove I2C Shield

Grove is an incredibly convenient connection system with a large ecosystem of add-on boards. The Grove I²C Shield lets you quickly tap into that ecosystem:

  • Plug up to three I²C Grove modules into a TinyPICO

    A fourth device can be added via the provided headers

  • 10K pull-ups on the SDA and SCL pins - disconnectable via solder jumpers

Note: Grove connectors can be used for more than just the I²C protocol, and though you can technically connect other protocol Grove devices to this shield, it’s not recommended or supported by us.