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Python module to control the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT, originally used in the Astro Pi mission

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#Sense HAT

Python module to control the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT used in the Astro Pi mission - an education outreach programme for UK schools sending code experiments to the International Space Station.

Hardware

The Sense HAT features an 8x8 RGB LED matrix, a mini joystick and the following sensors:

  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Magnetometer
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Barometric pressure

Buy

Buy the Sense HAT from:

  • The Pi Hut
  • Pimoroni
  • Amazon (UK)
  • element14
  • adafruit
  • Amazon (USA)

Installation

To install the Sense HAT software, enter the following commands in a terminal::

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sense-hat
sudo reboot

Usage

Import the sense_hat module and instantiate a SenseHat object::

from sense_hat import SenseHat

sense = SenseHat()

Documentation

Comprehensive documentation is available at pythonhosted.org/sense-hat_

Contributors

  • Dave Honess
  • Ben Nuttall
  • Serge Schneider
  • Dave Jones
  • Tyler Laws
  • George Boukeas

Open Source

  • The code is licensed under the BSD Licence
  • The project source code is hosted on GitHub
  • Please use GitHub issues to submit bugs and report issues

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