CapHat is a new HAT for all versions of the Raspberry Pi, featuring an easy clip on capacitive keypad for unlimited uses.
Product development specialists Think Engineer are set to launch an exciting new accessory for the Raspberry Pi hardware. CapHat is a new Official HAT for all versions of the Raspberry Pi, featuring an easy to use capacitive keypad that gives creators and educators an unlimited array of possible functions to add to their Raspberry Pi hardware.
Simply clipping on to the Raspberry Pi GPIO Header, the CapHat offers a full, numbered keypad. and an expansion header, so you can keep on adding more accessories as you create. The CapHat is officially hardware compatible with the A+, B+ and 2, as well as the brand new Raspberry Pi 3.
The Raspberry Pi is a series of credit card-sized single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools and developing countries. The Raspberry Pi has evolved through a few different versions but be rest assured the CapHat fits all versions of the Raspberry Pi.
The CapHat has been designed so it is classed as an official HAT for the mini computer. A HAT (Hardware Attached on Top) is basically an expansion board for the Raspberry Pi. Inspired by the Arduino shield boards, the interface for HAT boards was devised by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to aid creators by adding easy to use clip on accessories to expand their creative ideas.
Robot Controller – Control your newly created robot from anywhere/anytime! Simply program your Raspberry Pi, attach the CapHat, and roaming free you go:
Keypad Controller Door Security Key Lock – Stay secure with this programmable door security keypad system. You can program your Raspberry Pi to be a secure system for a multiple locking devices, even a safe.
Security Keypad for lighting systems Connect to an Arduino: Connect the Raspberry Pi & CapHat to an Arduino and communicate over serial to accelerate your Arduino projects: CapHat connected to the Arduino.
Control your sentry and blow away your enemies with the CapHat!
Features of CapHat
- Official Raspberry Pi HAT: Not only does it look great but it conforms to the official Raspberry Pi Foundation HAT specification. That way you can be worry free about using it with your Pi.
- Great for Students & Educators: Simple design, simple software and all tied in to the existing Raspberry Pi eco system. The only limit is your imagination. Be it a simple door keypad, a drum kit or even a way to communicate with aliens. We guarantee you’ll be up and running in no time
- Superb Cost: At only $25 (£18) the CapHat is the perfect accessory for your Raspberry Pi arsenal.
- The CapHat is compatible with the A+, B+, 2 & the brand new 3 Raspberry Pis.
Think Engineer brings high quality prototype expertise to inventors, entrepreneurs and businesses. The company specialises in designing and building new products from conception through to reality. Think Engineer was founded by three creative electronic designers, Graham Kitteridge, Rich Hughes & Steve Samuels, who shared a passion for designing and creating innovative new products.
Their clients range from individuals with novel ideas, to large companies with global brands. Whether one-off prototypes or small-scale production projects, the team have the skills to develop products across a full range of engineering solutions, be it electronics, software, machine learning, AI, 3D Design or system modeling.
The Team has started a crowdfunding campaign with a goal of raising £3,000 in order to bring the CapHat to market. Once funding has been raised they will spend the funds on development to add additional GPIO pin headers to accommodate stacking of additional accessories plus a zero key which alluded the initial development.
You’ve read this far. You’re ready to support. THANK YOU! But everyone loves perks. Take a look at what they’ve got to offer!
Pledge £1 – Thank You Might seem small but it would be an amazing gesture to support the business and future Kickstarter products.
Pledge £14 – Early Bird For all those early adopters they are offering a reduced price for the first 50 units. Don’t miss out on this great price.
Pledge £14 – Education Donation So you like what you see but you’re not a digital creator. Why not offer £14 and they will send a CapHat to an education center to aid young and old in digital technology. There are over 10 million Raspberry Pi’s out there and the team wants to make sure every school/university can benefit from the amazing accessories available to them.
Pledge £18 – The CapHat The RRP for the CapHat. Get your pre order in now.
Pledge £30 – The CapHat x 2 units Why not order one for a friend whilst you’re at it.
Pledge £25 – The CapHat x 2 This pledge can give you that warm feeling when you do something good for education. For the one unit you order which they will send straight to you, they will also send another full unit to an education center at no cost to them.
Pledge £70 – The Full Bundle Always wanted to get your hand on one of these amazing mini computers or would like your young family to get into coding. Pledge for the bundle and you will get a Raspberry Pi with all the accessories plus a CapHat to start your amazing creations.
If you are still not sure about the amazing technology from the Raspberry Pi, check out their organization for more amazing details and information on the support available www.raspberrypi.org
The CapHat is not in the shops yet (summer 2017) so be the first to get your hands on this nifty piece of hardware.
The CapHat will be dispatched in March 2017 (3 months after the close of funding), as Christmas and Chinese New Year celebrations will mean the last piece of development and manufacturing will take slightly longer than normal.
If you want to support this project, you can do so by donating on their Kickstarter page:
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