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Scroll Bot - Pi Zero W Project Kit (includes Pi Zero W)

SKU 3515
£36.48 inc VAT
£30.40 ex VAT
14 in stock.

A robot friend to sit on your desk and scroll the news, weather, or your Twitter feed - Scroll Bot!

The Scroll Bot Kit combines the Pi Zero W with the new swish Scroll pHAT HD board, and masquerades as a friendly orange robot, perfect for sitting on your desk or on a shelf. It's ideal for scrolling messages or for simple animations and, of course, it takes advantage of the built-in wireless LAN on the Pi Zero W.

Scroll Bot uses the new Scroll pHAT HD board, a dense matrix of 17x7 (119 total) bright white LEDs. Each pixel's brightness can be controlled individually, meaning that it's possible to create stunning animations or even anti-aliased text. The LED matrix sits behind Scroll Bot's mouth, and the frosted orange acrylic diffuses the LEDs beautifully.

Use the built-in wireless LAN to make your Scroll Bot internet-connected and have him/her/it inform you of the latest news, weather, track hashtags or mentions on Twitter, or much, much more.

Note: A Micro-SD card is required.
Note: This is a soldering project that will take around 30 minutes to complete.
  • 17x7 matrix of bright white pixels (119 total)
  • Individual PWM brightness control of each pixel
  • Uses the IS31FL3731 LED matrix driver chip
  • 3-layer orange robot stand and diffuser
  • Pi Zero W with single-core CPU and built-in wireless LAN and Bluetooth
  • Adaptor kit
  • 50cm USB A to Micro-B cable (power your Pi from an existing charger or computer)

Assembly guide
Scroll pHAT HD Python library
Examples

Note: that the default orientation for Scroll pHAT HD is upside-down if you're using it in a Scroll Bot. To flip it, simply add scrollphathd.rotate(180) towards the top of your code, just below the import lines.