PivotPi Base Kit

PivotPi Base Kit
  • Raspberry Pi Servo Controller

PivotPi Base Kit

$39.99

SKU: PIVOTPIBASEKIT

The PivotPi Base Kit is perfect for getting started with animated robot projects! Code anything in your world to move with 4 small servo motors and 2 large, powerful ones. This is a kit that includes the PivotPi board, battery pack, 2 large servo motors and 4 small servo motors. Now you can program your robotics, automation, and art projects to move!

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Visit our PivotPi Product Tutorials & Documentation page for step-by-step tutorials, technical specs, detailed product pictures, and sample code libraries.

What’s included?

What’s not included?

Suggested components required to make it a robot (NOT INCLUDED):

  • Raspberry Pi (PivotPi is compatible with all version of the Raspberry Pi): This board is the main brains of the robot that will connect to the PivotPi board.
  • mini Wi-Fi Dongle: Can be plugged in to the Raspberry Pi so you can unplug the ethernet cord and make it function as a remote control, mobile car.
  • microSD Card: Required “hard drive” for the Raspberry Pi (you’ll need Raspbian for Robots, which you have to download and install yourself)
  • Ethernet Cable: Required for plugging in to your computer to program the PivotPi.
  • Power Supply: Wall plug to power your Raspberry Pi while you are programming it, rather than using the batteries.
  • Batteries: PivotPi requires 4 AA batteries, which are not included.

Check out the Starter Kit if you want the Raspberry Pi and everything you need to get started.

What kind of stuff can I make with it?

Check out some of our projects like the waving edible gingerbread man, flag waving series, elf on a shelf, and animatronic snowman!

What else do I need to know?

  • Servos connect to the PivotPi.
  • The PivotPi works with all versions of the Raspberry Pi
  • Software examples and API are provided by Dexter Industries (open-source repository on Github)
  • Each PivotPi board can control up to 8 servos.
  • PivotPi boards can be daisy-chained together and connected to our other robots including the GoPiGo & GrovePi (through the Grove ports).
  • You can program the PivotPi in Python, Scratch, and other languages.

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