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

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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.


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

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


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


Import the sense_hat module and instantiate a SenseHat object:

from sense_hat import SenseHat

sense = SenseHat()


Comprehensive documentation is available at

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