The SparkFun Qwiic SHIM for Raspberry Pi is an easily removable, small breakout which adds a Qwiic connector to your Raspberry Pi. Allowing you to plug directly to the Pi’s I2C bus with no soldering required, The SHIM design and the thin PCB design allows for it to be sandwiched between your Pi GPIO with other HATs. This works best when you dont require the full capacity of the Qwiic PHAT or when you dont have room for another HAT and just want to add another Qwiic connector
Using a unique friction-based connector, the Qwiic SHIM wedges itself onto the GPIO header for a solderless and secure connection. As you would expect, it has a single Qwiic connector that connects to your Pi’s I2C bus (SDA, SCL, 5V and Ground). The SHIM also has a 3.3V regulator so it will work with all Qwiic devices. To add even more, the SparkFun Qwiic SHIM will also work with the NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit!
The SparkFun Qwiic Connect System is an ecosystem of I2C sensors, actuators, shields and cables that make prototyping faster and less prone to error. All Qwiic-enabled boards use a common 1mm pitch, 4-pin JST connector. This reduces the amount of required PCB space, and polarized connections mean you can’t hook it up wrong.