Visit our PivotPi Product Tutorials & Documentation page for step-by-step tutorials, technical specs, detailed product pictures, and sample code libraries.
- 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.
- microSD Card: Required “hard drive” for the Raspberry Pi (you’ll get a blank sd card and you will have to download and install Dexter Industry’s custom software “Raspbian for Robots” or if you are a beginner, check out or CINCH software.)
- 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.
If you already have the Raspberry Pi, SD card accessories, and just need the PivotPi and servos, check out our Base Kit.
What’s not included?
- Batteries: PivotPi requires 4 AA batteries, which are not included.
What kind of stuff can I make with it?
What else do I need to know?
- Servo motors 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.