A pan-tilt device allows a camera to not only provide video from the viewpoint of the RVR, but provide the ability to look around it as well. In addition, the Raspberry Pi Zero W and the Camera provide enough power to run most of the machine vision programs that will run on the Raspberry Pi platform.
The Qwiic distance sensing boards use time-of-flight technology to provide highly accurate distance sensing for things like collision and obstacle detection. The GPS board provides global position capabilities to the RVR. Whether you’re setting up a geofence which the RVR must stay inside or mapping where the RVR has been, the board has the accuracy and capability to work for a small object such as the RVR. Pair these items with the already stellar sensor set of the RVR and the device has an advanced set of sensing abilities for autonomous mobility.
The kit itself comes with all the cables and mounting hardware including a separate mounting plate that provides extra space for mounting additional sensors or devices such as SparkFun’s Qwiic line, which pairs with the rest of the devices with ease.
- Raspberry Pi Zero WH (Male Headers Pre-Soldered)
- SparkFun Servo HAT
- Raspberry Pi Camera V2
- GPS Breakout XA1110 (Qwiic)
- 2 x Distance Sensor Breakout - 4 Meter, VL53L1X (Qwiic)
- Qwiic Mux Breakout
- Pi Zero Camera Interface Cable
- 16GB MicroSD card with custom firmware pre-loaded
- Pan-Tilt Servo and Hardware Kit
- Mounting Plate
- All the mounting hardware and cables required for working with the Sphero RVR