Premier Farnell adds ‘Flick HAT’ plug-and-play 3D tracking and gesture-control for Raspberry Pi and I2C-enabled devices to its range of accessories
Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor, has added the latest 3D tracking and gesture-control Hardware on Top (HAT) to its range of Raspberry Pi™ accessories.
The Flick HAT allows engineers to expand the control options for Raspberry Pi and I2C-enabled projects by enabling users to control devices with a swipe, tap or flick of the wrist. By supporting 3D gesture detection at distances of up to 10cm, the Flick HAT doubles the range of alternative devices to provide a more flexible user experience.
The use of near-field technology means that Flick HAT can be used to control a PC, TV, music system or other device even when the project is concealed behind non-conductive materials such as wood or acrylic. The Flick HAT also supports communication over I2C. Implementation is simplified with fast, solder-free, plug-and-play installation whilst software libraries allow designers to explore the full functionality provided by 3D tracking and gesture sensing.
Steve Carr, Global Head of Marketing for Premier Farnell said: “This addition to our product range reinforces Farnell element14’s strengths in helping developers of IoT devices provide greater functionality than ever before. This includes enabling devices with control options that are usually only associated with high-end consumer products.”
The range of Flick HAT variants provides compatibility across the spectrum of Raspberry Pi boards: Flick HAT offers compatibility with Pi A+, B+, 2B and 3B; whilst Flick Large is compatible with Raspberry Pi, Arduino, BeagleBone® and Genuino as well as any I2C-enabled device. The Raspberry Pi Zero is supported by the Flick Zero.
Farnell Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair. From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7. With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localised websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.
Farnell Global trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 in Asia Pacific. It also sells direct to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.
Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.
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