The Pi-F5-HAT is a fischertechnik adapter for the Raspberry PI. The Pi-F5-HAT can be used to control DC and SERVO motors as well as digital and analogue sensors. With the programming language of your choice (Python, C, Scratch, ...), the Hat can be managed in such a way that no special libraries are required. It is possible to work simultaneously with 4 DC motors bidirectionally and 2 SERVO motors (microservo 4.8V / 6V). The number of motors that can work simultaneously depends on the power supply connected to the Pi-F5-HAT (e.g. fischertechnik power supply 9V / 2.5A). The Pi-F5-HAT and the Raspberry PI together can also be supplied with power by a 9V power supply unit or a fischertechnik battery (1800 mAh). The output voltage which supplies the DC motors corresponds approximately to the input supply voltage of the Pi-F5-HAT (9 V). the HAT also supports the operation of all fischertechnik DC motors (S motor, XS, XM, encoder motor).
8 DIGITAL, 4 ANALOG and one I2C - can be used for all fischertechnik sensors: phototransistor, photo resistor, magnetic sensor, switch, NTC, colour sensor and IR track sensor. Sensors from fischertechnik which are operated via I2C communication with 3.3 V, such as environmental sensor, combination sensor and TXT ultrasonic sensor, are not supported. However, sensors from other manufacturers can be used (power supply via the 3.3 V or 5 V output connections). Sensors that use 9V for power supply are connected to one of the outputs and sensors with a maximum output signal of up to 9V are connected to the inputs of the Pi-F5-HAT. In addition to conventional connections, the HAT also includes a serial UART (TX / RX) connector.