Top 10 Accessories For Your Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi 4

If you’re looking for a project or 10 with all your new found spare time then the Raspberry Pi (now in its fourth generation) continues to be a smart home project hero.

Small, inexpensive, stable and incredibly flexible, there are so many home automation applications it’s perfect for. Here are some accessories you might not have heard of that expand its capabilities even further…


10. Raspberry Pi Sense HAT

The Raspberry Pi Sense HAT is attached on top of the Raspberry Pi via the 40 GPIO pins with orientation, pressure, humidity and temperature sensors. The Sense HAT has several integrated circuit based sensors that can be used for many different types of experiments, applications, and even games.

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Raspberry Pi FBA_2483095 Sensehat
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Raspberry Pi FBA_2483095 Sensehat
  • 8x8 LED matrix display, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer, Air Pressure sensor, Temperature sensor
  • Humidity Sensor, Small Joystick

09. Raspberry PI DVB TV HAT

The Raspberry Pi DVB TV Hat supports dvb-t/t2 and can be used to build little Kodi clients that fit behind your TV.

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Raspberry Pi TV HAT
  • Easy to use.
  • Very convenient

08. Raspberry Pi HD Camera Module

The LABISTS HD Camera Module is a small square circuit board with a thin ribbon cable, the camera module connects to the Camera Serial Interface (CSI) port on the raspberry pi and provides high-resolution still images and moving video signals which can be used as is or integrated into your own programs.


07. 5″ HDMI Capacitive Touch Screen

This Raspberry Pi 4 Screen is a 5 inch HDMI Capacitive Touch Screen Monitor supports Raspbian, Ubuntu with a resolution of 800 x 480. It supports Pi 4 & Pi 3 B+ and can be used as a computer with Windows 7/8/8.1/10 plus Sony PS4, XBOX360 and other popular game consoles

For Raspberry Pi 4 Screen, 5 inch HDMI Capacitive Touch Screen Monitor - 800x480 HD LCD Display(Support Pi 4 & Pi 3 B+, Windows)
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For Raspberry Pi 4 Screen, 5 inch HDMI Capacitive Touch Screen Monitor - 800x480 HD LCD Display(Support Pi 4 & Pi 3 B+, Windows)
  • 5 inch capacitive screen designed for Raspberry Pi 4, Pi 3 B+, supports windows/Ubuntu/Mac with PC.
  • Touch function need connect Host USB interface with Screen Micro USB interface. No need other power
  • The resolution is 800x480 pixels, HDMI output, up to 80fps frame rate, supports smoothly to play video and games in Retropie system.

06. Raspberry Pi 4 Fan Cooling Case

The Raspberry Pi 4 Fan Cooling Case can help with the new Pi 4B’s early reputation for producing heat. While things have improved with the latest updates it can still run toasty sometimes.

Miuzei Raspberry Pi 4 Case with Fan Cooling 3 × Aluminium Heatsink 5V 3A USB-C Power Supply with On/Off Switch Compatible with Raspberry Pi 4 Model B With USB-C power supply
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Miuzei Raspberry Pi 4 Case with Fan Cooling 3 × Aluminium Heatsink 5V 3A USB-C Power Supply with On/Off Switch Compatible with Raspberry Pi 4 Model B With USB-C power supply
  • - Miuzei 9-layer case for Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, perfect protection for your Pi components (Raspberry Pi boards not included)
  • - The case protects the PI while leaving all ports easily accessible. For GPIO, HDMI, Micro USB, SD and power supply connectors there are cut-outs in the case
  • - Housing is made of acrylic and contains no metal that could block the wifi / Bluetooth signal of the Raspberry Pi.

05. Raspberry Pi PoE HAT

The Power Over Ethernet PoE HAT is a great accessory. PoE is ideal for the Pi, especially for juicing up a smart home hardware project where you already have a data cable but not a mains supply.

DSLRKIT Power Over Ethernet PoE HAT IEEE802.3at DC 5V 4A PoE+ with 1.5KV Isolation for Raspberry Pi 4B 3B+ 3B Plus
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DSLRKIT Power Over Ethernet PoE HAT IEEE802.3at DC 5V 4A PoE+ with 1.5KV Isolation for Raspberry Pi 4B 3B+ 3B Plus
  • Support the IEEE 802.3af/802.3at the Power over Ethernet PoE Switch
  • Support 48V~57V Passive Power Over Ethernet PoE Switch;Support 48V~57V Passive Power Over Ethernet PoE injector
  • With 1.5KV isolation

04. Raspberry Pi UPS HAT

The Raspberry Pi UPS HAT is an Uninterruptible Power Supply accessory that uses 2 x 18650 cells and provides 2 x USB A port power outputs plus 1 x type C to provide uninterruptible power for the Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi UPS Power Supply Uninterruptible UPS HAT 18650 Battery Charger Power Bank Power Management Expansion Board 5V for Raspberry Pi 4 Model B / 3B + / 3B
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Raspberry Pi UPS Power Supply Uninterruptible UPS HAT 18650 Battery Charger Power Bank Power Management Expansion Board 5V for Raspberry Pi 4 Model B / 3B + / 3B
  • [Powerful Function] Built-in power path management, support side-loading, load high current line compensation function. There are two USB A output, and also adds type C output
  • [Intelligent Design] It provides uninterruptible power for the Raspberry Pi to make your Raspberry Pi still work while moving, you can get rid of troubled of a mass wire
  • [LED Power Display] It can use most of the 18650 batteries. The illuminated LED light can quickly show the remain power. You can directly connect to the external power supply for charging

03. Raspberry Pi SATA HDD/SSD Board

The Geekworm Raspberry Pi 4 SATA supports up to 4TB 2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives (HDD) and solid-state drives (SSD) on the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B.

Geekworm NASPi Gemini Dual 2.5'' SATA HDD/SSD NAS Case Kit with PWM Fan, RAID, Safe Shutdown & Auto Power On for Raspberry Pi 4 Model B(Not Include Pi 4, HDD & SSD)
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Geekworm NASPi Gemini Dual 2.5'' SATA HDD/SSD NAS Case Kit with PWM Fan, RAID, Safe Shutdown & Auto Power On for Raspberry Pi 4 Model B(Not Include Pi 4, HDD & SSD)
  • 【NASPi-Gemini Dual 2.5" SATA Case】NASPi Gemini offering an easy and fast way to create your home media center and building NAS or Web server for your raspberry pi 4 with dual 2.5 inch SATA HDDs/SSDs
  • 【Packing List】1 x X882 V1.3 Dual 2.5'' SATA HDD Shield, 1 x NASPi Gemini Metal Case, 1 x X823-A3(3pin 4010 PWM fan with metal bracket), 1 x screws pack accessories
  • 【Function】RAID, PWM Fan, Safe Shutdown, Auto Power On

02. Raspberry Pi 4G Cellular HAT

IBest 4G / 3G / 2G / GSM/GPRS/GNSS HAT

The SIM7600E-H 4G HAT is a 4G/3G/2G communication and GNSS positioning module supports LTE CAT4 up to 150Mbps for downlink data transfer. You can connect this 4G module with computer to surf the Internet, or attach it onto Raspberry Pi to enable functions like 4G high speed connection, wireless communication, making telephone call, sending SMS, global positioning, etc.

IBest 4G / 3G / 2G / GSM/GPRS/GNSS HAT for Raspberry Pi, Based on SIM7600E-H, Support LTE CAT4 for Downlink Data Transfer, 4G Connection, Making Call, Sending SMS, Global Positioning
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IBest 4G / 3G / 2G / GSM/GPRS/GNSS HAT for Raspberry Pi, Based on SIM7600E-H, Support LTE CAT4 for Downlink Data Transfer, 4G Connection, Making Call, Sending SMS, Global Positioning
  • Supports GPS, BeiDou, Glonass, LBS base station positioning.Supports dial-up, telephone call, SMS, MMS, mail, TCP, UDP, DTMF, HTTP, FTP, etc.
  • Raspberry Pi connectivity, compatible with Raspberry Pi Zero/Zero W/Zero WH/2B/3B/3B+
  • Onboard USB interface, to test AT Commands, get GPS positioning data, and so on.Onboard CP2102 USB to UART converter, for serial debugging.Onboard voltage translator, operating voltage can be configured to 3.3V or 5V via jumper

01. PiRelay PiRelay Expansion Board

The PiRelay Expansion Board should get every home automators heart racing. Ideal for IoT projects, the unit comes with 4 Chipskey HLS8L-DC5V-S-C relays that can handle up to 240 VAC/7 A, or 125 VDC/10 A. There’s a LED status light for each relay too, along with a 40-pin stacking header for accessing a Raspberry Pi’s GPIO.

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PiRelay Power Relay Module for Raspberry Pi, 4 Channel Relay Shield for Raspberry Pi, Relay HAT Expansion Relay Board for Raspberry Pi 4B/3B+/3B/2B/B+/A+
  • Quality relays loads up to 240VAC/7A, 125VDC/10A, Onboard LEDs for indicating relays status.
  • Relay control jumper, allows to control the relays by custom pins other than the default pins Comes with development resources, including examples in python
  • 40-Pin Stacking Header for accessing GPIO of Raspberry Pi.

BONUS: Raspberry Pi 4 Kit

Finally, if all this has whetted your appetite for a project and you’ve not got a Pi yet then checkout these starter kits.

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