Pimoroni Skywriter HAT for Raspberry Pi Motion Hand Detection
• A board with the ability to detect physical movement for the Raspberry Pi
• Near-field sensors can recognise motion up to 5cm from the board
• Detects location of capacitive objects within 3D space
• Great for hobbyists for creating electronics projects
• An excellent tool for educating and inspiring the young with the possibilities of DIY electronics
• Demonstration code available to program and use the Skywriter HAT for beginners
• Compatible with Raspberry models with 40 pins including the Pi 2, A+ and B+What functionality does the Skywriter add to my Raspberry Pi?
The Skywriter HAT is a great tool to add to your Raspberry Pi if you want to add 3D-motion sensing abilities to your projects. With the increasing popularity of innovative computer interactions, input using hand gestures has been keenly sought after. With the introduction of the Skywriter, that has been realised for the wider market and available to you.
The sensors within the Skywriter can detect motions including hovering your hand above the board, swiping across and even motions that involve detecting the proximity of your hand to the board up to 5cm away.
What could I achieve with the Skywriter?
The Skywriter’s near-field gesture sensing ability gives you the power to create new and innovative projects. The 3D motion detection can be used for multiple creative endeavours. In one example, the Skywriter can be used to create a small Theremin – a musical instrument that is played without any physical contact.
The Skywriter is also great for education, allowing the young to interact with electric fields and experience some of the possibilities.
The capacitive sensors means that the Skywriter can be used in many projects as you can think of involving movement, motion or detecting an object in 3D space. To help you in get started this online repository.
What is compatible with the Skywriter?
The Skywriter works with any Raspberry Pi board that has 40 pins or greater including the A+, B+ and or the Pi version 2.
40 pins including the Pi 2, A+ and B+
| Type of devices
|| Near field 3D/gesture sensing HAT
| Compatible with which Pi's?
|| Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, B+ & A+
| Pin outs
|| Powered through the Pi
|| Manufacturer not specified
| Switching current
|| Manufacturer not specified
| Assembly required
| Soldering required
| Package Contents
|| Skywriter HAT
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