Makers, developers and hobbyists that enjoy using the Raspberry Pi mini PC to build projects may be interested in a new Raspberry Pi servo controller that is capable of controlling up to 3 servos, 2 LEDs and reading 3 switches from a Raspberry Pi.
Doug Gilliland has created the Raspberry Pi servo controller and is looking to raise $500 to help make a small production run of the cards. Watch the video below to learn more about its functions.
Features of the new Raspberry Pi servo controller include :
– Raspberry Pi daughtercard
– Fits on “old” Model B or “new” Model B Plus board
– Three axis Servo PWM outputs (Servos not included)
– Two PWM Controlled LEDs
– I2C controlled 16-channel PWM controller PCA9685
– 5 channels used as above (Three Servo outputs, 2 LED outputs)
– PWM controller has internal built-in clock generator – no refresh required
– Even though the Raspberry Pi has 3.3V I/O, the PWM outputs run at 5V – compatible with typical servos
– Three switch inputs with on-board pull-ups
– 10 uF SMT cap on rear of board for PWM/Servo noise reduction
– Right angle connectors for Low Profile
– Recessed connectors for side connectors for smallest form factor
– Very small size 1.4″ x 1″
– Python PWM – Adafruit driver
For more information on the new Raspberry Pi servo controller jump over to the Kickstarter website via the link below for details and to make pledge for $22.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: DIY Projects, Hardware, Top News