Picon Zero – Intelligent Robotics for Raspberry Pi

The Picon Zero is an add-on PCB for the Raspberry Pi. It is physically the same size as a Raspberry Pi Zero and so is ideal as a pseudo-Hat (pHat) for the Pi Zero. However, it can of course be used on any Raspberry Pi with a 40-pin GPIO connector. Currently that includes the A+, B+, 2B and 3B.

As well as 2 full H-Bridge motor drivers, the Picon Zero has a number of Input and Output pins that can be configured in a variety of ways, allowing you to easily add analog inputs or neopixel outputs to your Raspberry Pi without any complicated software and kernel specific drivers. It also provides an interface for an HC-SR04 ultrasonic distance sensor and opens up 5 GPIO pins from the Raspberry Pi for you to use as you see fit.

The Picon Zero is shipped with all components, including the headers and screw terminals, fully soldered. This saves you doing any soldering and allows you to use it directly from the box


 Specification


- Pseudo-Hat format PCB, 65 x 30 mm with gold plated pads and a ready-fitted 40-pin female header (if using a Pi-Zero, ensure you have soldered a male header in place)

- 2 full H-Bridge motor drivers. Can drive up to 1.5A continuously (2A peak) per channel, at from 3 – 11V

- Each motor output has both a 2-pin screw terminal and a 2-pin male header. You choose which to use, depending what connectors you have on the motors

- The power for the motors can be taken from an external power source (3V to 11V) or from the Picon Zero’s own 5V

- The Picon Zero’s 5V can be selected to be from the Raspberry Pi’s 5V line, or from a USB connector on the Picon Zero. This allows you to use 2 USB battery banks: one to power the Pi and the other to power the servos and motors on the Picon Zero

- 4 Inputs that can accept up to 5V. These inputs can be configured as:

     Digital inputs
     Analog inputs (10 bits, 0..1023)
     DS18B20
     DHT11 (TBD)

- 6 Outputs that can drive 5V and be configured as:

    Digital Output (High or Low)
    PWM Output (Pulse Width Modulation from 0% to 100%)
    Servo (drives a standard servo through 180 degrees)
    Neopixel WS2812 (Can drive up to 64 neopixels in a chain. Only available on output 5)

- All Inputs and Outputs use GVS (Ground, Volts, Signal) 3-pin male headers. This is a common standard for 3-pin sensors and servos and allows direct connection without additional wires

- 4-pin female header that can connect directly to an HC-SR04 ultrasonic distance sensor. You can plug the sensor directly into this header for an ultra-compact, object avoiding robot

- 8-pin female header for Ground, 3.3V, 5V and 5 GPIO signals allowing users to add their own additional features

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  • Brand: 4tronix
  • Product Code: 4TR PICONZ
  • Availability: Pre-Order
  • ₱1,800.00


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