3D Gesture & Tracking Shield for Raspberry Pi (MGC3130)
This shield is based on the MGC3130 microchip, which enables the 3D gesture recognition and motion tracking function for your Raspberry Pi. It can capture X Y and Z positional information and also does proximity sensing, touch sensing, supports single tap and double click.
The recognition area is divided into two parts: the strip area distributed around and a central panel as seen in the image below.
The strip areas can sense the orientation change, including the North, South, West, and East. The central area can sense touch, tap, double click, and gestures in the air above. That's why it's named the 3D Gesture & Tracking Shield, you don't even need to touch the central area directly, just wave your hand above the central area, and this shield can sense your movements.
Thanks to the Microchip’s patented GestIC® technology, this shield utilizes electrical near-field sensing to detect movements. The shield generates a magnetic field above the central panel when the hand approaches, it will interfere with the magnetic field, and the magnetic field receiver below the shield can detect the change.
This hat communicates with Raspberry Pi via the I2C interface, also Seeed has reserved a Grove I2C connector in case you need to work with other modules.
What an amazing module, with the help it, you can use gestures to control lights, TV, speakers... Just unleash your imagination and create more magical projects.
- Recognition of 3D Hand Gestures and x, y, z Positional Data
- Proximity and Touch Sensing
- Built-in Colibri Gesture Suite (running on chip)
- Advanced 3D Signal Processing Unit
- Detection Range: 0 to 10 cm
- On-chip Auto Calibration
- Compatible with various models of Raspberry Pi 2, 3, and Zero