OpenElectronics' Pi-Pan Tilt Kit
While the Raspberry Pi gets the most attention when it comes to accessories, some developers are focusing on providing accessories for the accessories, including the Raspberry Pi camera. OpenElectronics designed the Pan-Tilt system to give the camera a motorized positioning option for taking unique angle shots.
The Pi-Pan works by using two servos to control the mount's X and Y axes, which are capable of panning 1800 and tilting 1100. Controlling the platform is done through the Pi-Pan controller, which connects to the Pi's GPIO pins. The mount can also be outfitted with the company's Pi-Light LED attachment, which is mounted on the front of the camera and provides illumination for low-light situations. The whole set-up (including the Pi) is mounted to a customizable case, however a case is not required at all for the Pi-Pan to function. Programming movements is done using Python APIs, which can control everything from the camera's movement to controlling the LED light.
The Pi-Pan is currently available for $39 with the light attachment and case sold separately. View the Kickstarter video below:
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