Cluster HAT Case Assembly InstructionsNov 17, 2017
The laser-cut parts of the case are protected by an adhesive film which needs to be removed before assembly.
Bill of Materials
Raspberry Pi B+/2/3
New Updated V2.0 Cluster HAT! The Cluster HAT is the perfect tool for modelling, testing and teaching small scale clusters. The Cluster HAT is designed to interface a controller (Raspberry Pi A+/B+/2/3) with 4 Raspberry Pi Zero's configured to use USB gadget mode. It's an ideal tool for teaching, testing or simulating small scale clusters.
Please Note. Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi Zero's are NOT included
The Cluster HAT Features:
Small Scale Cluster Simulator
The Cluster HAT can be used with any mix of Pi Zero 1.2, Pi Zero 1.3 and Pi Zero W.
USB Gadget Mode: Ethernet and Serial Console.
Onboard 4 port USB 2.0 hub.
Zeros (not included) are powered via Controller Pi GPIO
Individual Raspberry Pi Zero power controlled via Controller Pi GPIO
Connector for Controller Serial Console (FTDI Basic).
Controller Pi can be rebooted without interrupting power to Pi Zeros (network recovers on boot).
I want a cluster to run n64 games better and faster so how much stronger is it and can you use it on retropie
That's not really how this Cluster HAT works. You don't get a single raspberry pi running with more CPU/RAM. You simply have the ability to access 4 different Pi's over a USB bridged network. Each Pi runs independently from each other, so you will need a special bit of software to "divide" up the work and send it to each Pi to be processed. This software will be very bespoke to the task you want to do.