norns shield



minimal, tiny open-source/DIY shield for Raspberry Pi boards, providing hardware compatibility with the norns ecosystem.

NOTE: this is not a complete kit! additional components required:

  • screen, encoders, pushbuttons, etc
  • raspberry pi 3b or 3b+ with power supply and SD card
  • other pi's (including pi 4) are NOT compatible
  • some sort of enclosure to protect the circuitry

soldering is required. this board has the SMD parts pre-soldered (which are typically the most difficult to assemble).


shield support will stay in sync with the primary norns codebase.

the norns shield is open-source, so you can build your own:


oshpark order link: norns-shield


please support continued development of the norns ecosystem by buying direct.




NOTE: newest version is a green PCB.




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