Bricklets

Dual Relay Bricklet Joystick Bricklet LCD 20x4 Bricklet Temperature IR Bricklet Linear Poti Bricklet Distance IR Bricklet Analog In Bricklet 2.0

Bricklets can be used to extend the features of Bricks. There are Bricklets to measure physical quantity such as rotation, voltage, current and ambient light as well as Bricklets for control purposes such as switching relays, digital input/output and alphanumeric output on LCDs.

Unlike Bricks, Bricklets have no fixed size. Each Bricklet has the minimum size possible. Each Brick has up to four connectors for Bricklets. Bricklets can be controlled over the USB connection of the connected Brick.

Bricklets are not equipped with processors but possess their own API. From the programmer perspective they are handled as an independent modules. On startup a Brick detects connected Bricklets. The Bricklet plugins, stored in the EEPROM of the Bricklet, are loaded into the flash of the Brick. This adds new functions to the Brick, that can then be used from the PC.

Name Description
Accelerometer Measures acceleration in three axis
Air Quality Measures IAQ index, temperature, humidity and air pressure
Ambient Light 2.0 Measures ambient light up to 64000lux
Analog In 3.0 Measures DC voltage between 0V and 42V
Analog Out 2.0 Generates configurable DC voltage between 0V and 12V
Analog Out 3.0 Generates configurable DC voltage between 0V and 12V
Barometer Measures air pressure and altitude changes
Barometer 2.0 Measures air pressure and altitude changes
Breakout Makes all Bricklet signals available
CAN Communicates with CAN bus devices
CAN 2.0 Communicates with CAN bus devices
CO2 Measures CO2 concentration in ppm
Color Measures color (RGB value), illuminance and color temperature
Distance IR Measures distance up to 150cm with infrared light
Distance IR 2.0 Measures distance up to 150cm with infrared light
DMX DMX master and slave
Dual Button Two tactile buttons with built-in blue LEDs
Dual Button 2.0 Two tactile buttons with built-in blue LEDs
Dual Relay Two relays to switch AC/DC devices
Dust Detector Measures dust density
GPS 2.0 Determine position, velocity and altitude using GPS
Hall Effect Detects presence of magnetic field
Humidity 2.0 Measures relative humidity
Industrial Analog Out Generates configurable DC voltage and current, 0V to 10V and 4mA to 20mA
Industrial Analog Out 2.0 Generates configurable DC voltage and current, 0V to 10V and 4mA to 20mA
Industrial Counter 4 channel counter up to 4MHz
Industrial Digital In 4 2.0 4 galvanically isolated digital inputs
Industrial Digital Out 4 4 galvanically isolated digital outputs
Industrial Digital Out 4 2.0 4 galvanically isolated digital outputs
Industrial Dual 0-20mA Measures two DC currents between 0mA and 20mA (IEC 60381-1)
Industrial Dual 0-20mA 2.0 Measures two DC currents between 0mA and 20mA (IEC 60381-1)
Industrial Dual Analog In Measures two DC voltages between -35V and +35V with 24bit resolution each
Industrial Dual Analog In 2.0 Measures two DC voltages between -35V and +35V with 24bit resolution each
Industrial Dual Relay Two relays to switch AC/DC devices
Industrial Quad Relay 2.0 4 galvanically isolated solid state relays
IO-16 16-channel digital input/output
IO-16 2.0 16-channel digital input/output
IO-4 2.0 4-channel digital input/output
Isolator Galvanically isolates any Bricklet from any Brick
Joystick 2-axis joystick with push-button
Laser Range Finder Measures distance up to 40m with laser light
LCD 128x64 7.1cm (2.8inch) display with 128x64 pixel and touch screen
LCD 20x4 20x4 character alphanumeric display with blue backlight
LED Strip 2.0 Controls up to 2048 RGB(W) LEDs
Line Measures reflectivity of a surface
Linear Poti 59mm linear potentiometer
Load Cell 2.0 Measures weight with a load cell
Moisture Measures soil moisture
Motion Detector Passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor, 7m range
Motion Detector 2.0 Passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor, 12m range
Motorized Linear Poti Motorized Linear Potentiometer
Multi Touch Capacitive touch sensor for 12 electrodes
NFC NFC tag read/write, NFC P2P and Card Emulation
OLED 128x64 3.3cm (1.3inch) OLED display with 128x64 pixels
OLED 128x64 2.0 3.3cm (1.3inch) OLED display with 128x64 pixels
OLED 64x48 1.68cm (0.66inch) OLED display with 64x48 pixels
One Wire Communicates with up 64 1-Wire devices
Outdoor Weather 433MHz receiver for outdoor weather station
Particulate Matter Measures Particulate Matter concentration (PM1.0, PM2.5 and PM10)
Piezo Speaker Creates beep with configurable frequency
PTC 2.0 Reads temperatures from Pt100 und Pt1000 sensors
Real-Time Clock Battery-backed real-time clock
Real-Time Clock 2.0 Battery-backed real-time clock
Remote Switch 2.0 Controls remote mains switches
RGB LED Controls one RGB LED
RGB LED Button Push button with built-in RGB LED
Rotary Encoder 2.0 360° rotary encoder with push-button
Rotary Poti 300° rotary potentiometer
RS232 Communicates with RS232 devices
RS232 2.0 Communicates with RS232 devices
RS485 Communicates with RS485/Modbus devices with full- or half-duplex
Segment Display 4x7 Four 7-segment displays with switchable colon
Solid State Relay Controls AC and DC Solid State Relays
Solid State Relay 2.0 Controls AC and DC Solid State Relays
Sound Intensity Measures sound intensity
Sound Pressure Level Measures Sound Pressure Level in dB(A/B/C/D/Z)
Temperature Measures ambient temperature with 0.5°C accuracy
Temperature 2.0 Measures ambient temperature with 0.2°C accuracy
Temperature IR 2.0 Measures contactless object temperature between -70°C and +380°C
Thermal Imaging 80x60 pixel thermal imaging camera
Thermocouple 2.0 Measures temperature with thermocouples
Tilt Detects inclination of Bricklet (tilt switch open/closed)
UV Light Measures UV light
UV Light 2.0 Measures UV-A, UV-B and UV index
Voltage/Current 2.0 Measures power, DC voltage and DC current up to 720W/36V/20A