The Educational Traffic is a low cost hardware Shield designed to allow Raspberry Pi users to take their first steps into interfacing with the real world. Designed with the learning in mind, everyone will recognise and identify its familiar elements encouraging their use along-side their own projects.
It is designed to remove many of the common hurdles people are faced with when getting started using hardware with the Raspberry Pi. Often it is difficult to know what components to use and how to connect them, the Traffic Light HAT makes it simple by plugging directly onto pre-set positions on the Raspberry Shield Hat.
By plugging the HAT directly on to the Raspberry Pi GPIO header, no extra cables or wires are needed. Unlike many other add-on boards, they do not block GPIO pins Which are available on the shield, keeping them open for other uses. The HAT is fitted with 4 standard Pins, allowing up to four Traffic Light stands to be controlled independently, There is a buzzer which can be used to alert on change of light.
The documentation and guides are openly available for the HAT for educational use.
The materials will demonstrate the concepts, methods and provide the building blocks to explore ideas and take learning further by with creative projects, activities and games