Bare Conductive has welcomed to the world the newest addition to their electrically conductive family. The Pi Cap, a Raspberry Pi add-on, brings innovative sensor technology to the Raspberry Pi community.
The London-based start-up burst onto the market in 2011 with their conductive Electric Paint. The family grew when they added the Touch Board, a powerful circuit board that uses an Arduino computer to turn everyday objects into sensors.
The Pi Cap adds proximity sensing, high quality audio and precise touch capabilities to any Raspberry Pi project. It is compatible with Raspberry Pi A+, B+, Zero and later models (or any Pi with a 40 pin GPIO connector).
Speaking on the release of the Pi Cap, Matt Johnson, founder and CEO of Bare Conductive and QEPrize Ambassador said: “We love Raspberry Pi, and we love the community, so we thought for a long time about how to make the connection between these two platforms. The Pi Cap is the answer. It offers polyphonic audio, video, and you can connect to the internet very easily.”
As well as giving Pi projects audio output and a touch sensor, the Pi Cap comes complete with LED lights and a multi-function button. With online tutorials and an easy set-up, the Pi Cap lets you to get straight down to the creative stuff.
“Our company is creating a suite of technologies that will enable anyone – from individuals to companies – to easily integrate sensors into their projects or applications. The Pi Cap is the latest tool for them to do this. The Raspberry Pi foundation estimates over 10 million Raspberry Pis are out in the world, so we can’t wait to see how the Pi Cap is going to be used,” said Isabel Lizardi, founder and Chief Commercial Officer at Bare Conductive.
Bare Conductive changes the way makers and businesses use electronics in their day-to-day environments. Since launching in 2011, the company have shipped their conductive paint and sensors to over 120 countries around the world.
To test how the Pi Cap can connect the physical and digital worlds, Bare conductive held a workshop with makers and designers from the Pi Community. The resulting Pi projects measured the strength of love with a unique wearable, and even gave Bare Conductive pug Rory a voice. You can check out the Pi Cap in action here.