Flick HAT is the name with which the latest accessory launched on the market by the company has been commercially baptized Farnell element14. As a detail, tell you that this company, over time, has specialized in the development of so-called Flick HAT (Hardware on Top) add-ons for the Raspberry Pi.
As specified on the company's own website, its Flick HAT plugins have been designed to get to expand the control options that the Raspberry Pi can offer, something with which to get all kinds of projects to be much more interesting and attractive since users can control their devices with just dragging, touching with the finger or turning the wrist.
Create interfaces for your Raspberry Pi much more user-friendly thanks to the possibilities of Flick HAT
Personally I have to confess that I found the idea behind Flick HAT more than interesting since, in addition to being plug and play, which means that to use them we just have to connect them and the drivers will install themselves, this kind of board it will permit you control certain commands of your Raspberry Pi using gestures at a distance of up to 10 centimeters which will allow developers to create much more flexible interfaces.
Based on the statements made by Steve Carr, current Global Head of Marketing at Farnell element14:
This addition to our product range further strengthens Farnell element14's ability to help designers of IoT devices deliver more functionality than ever before. This includes allowing devices to have control options generally associated only with specialty consumer products.
Flick HAT is fully compatible with plates Raspberry Pi A +, B +, 2B and 3B.