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AlaMode for Raspberry Pi


AlaMode for Raspberry Pi
AlaMode for Raspberry Pi
AlaMode for Raspberry Pi
AlaMode for Raspberry Pi

AlaMode for Raspberry Pi

This fully integrated Arduino compatible board stacks on top of the Raspberry Pi! Get the best of both worlds.

Now $24.99$34.99 USD

Product #: MKWY1

The AlaMode blends the best of the Raspberry Pi with the best of Arduino. Essentially, the Alamode is an Arduino compatible microcontroller that plugs into your Pi's GPIO port. The Alamode can be programmed using the Arduino IDE directly from the Pi allowing you to use shields, sensors, and other Arduino compatible accessories - you can even use the Pi as an Ethernet shield. But that's not all! Because the AlaMode allows for bidirectional communication, the Pi can monitor and control the Alamode putting real time integration and control at your fingertips.

The AlaMode is great for Cloud-based projects using Arduino accessories and shields hardware (motors, displays, sensors, etc.) that can be difficult to hook up directly to the Pi. The AlaMode can be powered directly from the Pi for low-energy projects, but you can also use any USB cable (like your smartphone's) to give the AlaMode an extra boost of juice.

If you're looking to combine the best of Arduino and Raspberry Pi, the AlaMode will be as sweet and satisfying as its namesake.


  • Fully compatible with Arduino, including Arduino shields
  • Plugs in to Raspberry Pi GPIO header
  • Voltage safe — bidirectional translator automagically converts between 3.3V for Raspberry Pi and 5V for Arduino
  • Same form factor as Raspberry Pi
  • 5V Micro-USB socket for Power In
  • Servo Headers along with GND and 5V headers for easy connection of 3 wire servos
  • Micro-SD card for data storage and Arduino use
  • High precision RTC chip with coin battery. Possible to set time on Raspberry Pi without internet connection
  • Convenient headers for FTDI, ICSP, Analog Reference (3V3 or 5VO), GPS module
  • Can be powered independently, or via the Raspberry Pi 5V supply
  • Please note: Soldering of the headers is required.