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PivotPi Base Kit

Product Code: PIVOTPI-BASE-KIT
Excl. VAT: £44.30 Incl. VAT: £53.16

The PivotPi Base Kit is perfect for getting started with animated robot projects! Whether you are a parent looking for a smart, fun weekend project to do with your kid, a teacher looking for a way to integrate STEAM concepts, or a grad student wanting to build a robotic arm!


Code anything in your world to move with 4 small servo motors and 2 large powerful ones.


This is a kit that includes the PivotPi board, battery pack, 2 large servo motors and 4 small servo motors. Now you can program your robotics, automation, and art projects to move!



  • Servos connect to the PivotPi.

  • The PivotPi works with all versions of the Raspberry Pi

  • Software examples and API are provided by Dexter Industries (open-source repository on Github)

  • Each PivotPi board can control up to 8 servos.

  • PivotPi boards can be daisy-chained together and connected to our other robots including the GoPiGo & GrovePi (through the Grove ports).

  • You can program the PivotPi in Python, Scratch, and other languages.

What’s included?

  • PivotPi Board
  • Battery pack and cable
  • 2 large servo motors
  • 4 small servo motors
  • plastic servo hardware accessories to attach your project to and make it move

What’s not included?

Suggested components required to make it a robot (NOT INCLUDED):

  • Raspberry Pi (PivotPi is compatible with all version of the Raspberry Pi): This board is the main brains of the robot that will connect to the PivotPi board.
  • mini Wi-Fi Dongle: Can be plugged in to the Raspberry Pi so you can unplug the ethernet cord and make it function as a remote control, mobile car.
  • microSD Card: Required “hard drive” for the Raspberry Pi (comes with Dexter Industry’s custom software “Raspbian for Robots” or if you are a beginner, check out or CINCH SD card.).
  • Ethernet Cable: Required for plugging in to your computer to program the PivotPi (unless you use CINCH).
  • Power Supply: Wall plug to power your Raspberry Pi while you are programming it, rather than using the batteries.
  • Batteries: PivotPi requires 4 AA batteries, which are not included.

These explanations will take you through the necessary steps to get started with PivotPi.  Those steps are so simple they all fit in one single page. We recommend you go through each step, in the following order:

1. A Walk Around the PivotPi

2. PivotPi Installation

3. Powering the PivotPi

4. Installing the PivotPi Servos

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