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2-DOF Pan/Tilt HAT for Raspberry Pi

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The 2-DOF Pan/Tilt HAT is a simple, elegant solution for light-tracking, giving your Pi the ability to follow, avoid or otherwise react to light.

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Playing around with Servo Motors is always fun, and you can do a surprising number of interesting things by simply swinging a servo arm, with even more exciting possibilities once you integrate multiple servos that all work together. This is precisely what makes the 2-DOF Pan/Tilt HAT for Raspberry Pi so great, as it utilises dual servo motors to control both the pan and the tilt of the mounting platform, which you can then install an RPi camera, LED matrix display, or even a mini nerf gun if that’s what you’re eager to do.

This 2-DOF Pan/Tilt HAT is designed specifically to be used with Raspberry Pi, and can in fact be plugged directly onto the top of Raspberry Pi Boards in a HAT-like fashion, with all of the necessary pins and mounting holes perfectly aligning. This, in conjunction with the fact that the kit includes two different servo motors, mounting brackets, as well as all of the necessary Fastening Elements to connect it all together, makes the 2-DOF Pan/Tilt HAT for Raspberry Pi one of the easiest ways to add pan/tilt and light-sensing functionality into almost any Pi project.

So, whether you want to use it as intended with a mounted RPi camera, or take the idea and stretch it even further with unique and exciting mounted Modules, components or even random objects, you can achieve it in minutes with this fantastic Raspberry Pi HAT kit. And soon, after some basic assembly and demo code testing, you will be on your way to having your own laser-chasing robot, light-sensing solar tracker, or even a little bot that hides away from bright lights while scurrying around in the darkness.

 

2-DOF Pan/Tilt HAT for Raspberry Pi  -  Technical Specifications:

  • PWM Driver

– PCA9685                                                        

  • PWM Resolution

– 12bit

  • Ambient Light Sensor

– TSL2581FN

  • Ambient Light Resolution

– 16bit

  • Communication Interface

– I2C

  • Operating Voltage

– 3.3V / 5V Optional

  • Voltage Regulation

– Onboard Voltage Level Translator

  • Weight

– 82g

  • Dimensions

– 56.6 x 65mm

 

Parts Included with the 2-DOF Pan/Tilt HAT:

  • 1 x Pan/Tilt HAT
  • 1 x Pan/Tilt Servo Bracket Kit
  • 1 x SG90 Servo Motor
  • 1 x MG90S Servo Motor
  • 1 x Acrylic RPi Camera Mounting Bracket
  • 1 x Pack of M2 Screws and Washers
  • 1 x Set of RPi Mounting Screws

 

Additional Resources:

  • The Official Pan/Tilt HAT Wiki page, featuring the user manual, datasheets for the onboard drivers, as well as schematics and demo code to get you started quickly and easily.
  • The helpful Pan/Tilt HAT Assembly Guide, so that you can see all of the different parts, as well as what you can expect when purchasing your first 2-DOF Pan/Tilt HAT kit.

 

9RPIHPANTILT - PCA9685 DSheet

9RPIHPANTILT - PCA9685 Datasheet

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