BricksΒΆ

RED Brick Master Brick DC Brick HAT Brick Stepper Brick Servo Brick IMU Brick 2.0

Bricks are the base modules of each Tinkerforge system. Different Bricks can be used in one system, but each system requires one Brick as a minimum. Bricks can have their own features (sensors, actuators), but the main purpose of Bricks is to attach Bricklets to the system. For that each Brick has multiple Bricklet connectors.

Many Bricks can be remotely controlled by external devices, such as (embedded) PCs, over interfaces such as USB-C, WIFI or Ethernet. The external device than runs your program which controls the system by our API.

There are Bricks that can be attached to a Raspberry Pi (HAT Brick, HAT Zero Brick), such that that your software on the Raspberry Pi can control the attached hardware directly.

Master Bricks, a special type of Bricks with USB-C interface, can be assembled into a stack (see description of stack concept). The USB interface of a Master Brick can be replaced by Wi-Fi, Ethernet or RS485 using Master Extensions. In conjunction with the stack concept all Bricks and Bricklets can be controlled by Wi-Fi or Ethernet instead of by USB.

There is an extra section for discontinued Bricks.

Name Description
Debug For Firmware Developers: JTAG and serial console
HAT HAT for Raspberry Pi with 8 Bricklets ports and real-time clock
HAT Zero HAT for Raspberry Pi Zero with 4 Bricklets ports
IMU 2.0 Full fledged AHRS with 9 degrees of freedom
Master Basis to build stacks and has 4 Bricklet ports
RED Executes user programs and controls other Bricks/Bricklets standalone
Silent Stepper Silently drives one bipolar stepper motor with up to 46V and 1.6A per phase