DRV2605L Linear Actuator Haptic Breakout
This is the start of a series of mods that you'll be able to hand wire to your builds, whether they be keyboards, Arduinos or Raspberry Pis. They're meant for adventurous tinkerers, and may be a challenge to fit into your builds. If that's up your alley, do check out these components!
This DRV2605L haptic driver breakout with linear actuator will really get you buzzing! The powerful haptic buzz is programmable with a range of built-in patterns, or you can program your own.
This little haptic driver and actuator is great for adding some buzzy feedback to your projects. We combined it with our Trackball Breakout to give some old-school haptic feedback to scroll and clicks.
This module was developed by Pimoroni, a DIY electronics company based in the United Kingdom.
- DRV2605L haptic driver chip (datasheet)
- ELV1411A linear resonant actuator
- I2C interface (address 0x5A)
- 3.3V or 5V compatible
- Reverse polarity protection
- Compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi, and Arduino
- Python library
- DRV2605L linear actuator haptic breakout
- 1x5 male header
- 1x5 female right-angle header
- Dimensions: 19x23.5x5.25mm
The DRV2605L is supported by QMK. Read more at the QMK Documentation on Haptic Feedback.
These modules require custom code to run, which means you need to be familiar with QMK to add it to your keyboard. Over time, sample code will become available, but at the moment it is not. If you'd like a solution that's ready out of the box, I recommend not purchasing this addon, as support will be limited.