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Pimoroni Rainbow HAT for Android Things™ and Raspberry Pi

SKU: CE04635

$36.50 AUD, inc GST
$33.18 AUD, exc GST

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Pimoroni Rainbow HAT for Android Things™ and Raspberry Pi
36.5 AUD

SKU: CE04635

$36.50 AUD, inc GST
$33.18 AUD, exc GST
1 reviews 0 5 5
In stock, with a short lead time. 5 units dispatch in 4 to 9 days (in addition to the shipping method you choose). Our timing and stock is accurate. Delivery to you by Tue, 29th of Aug with Express Post within Australia.

The Rainbow HAT from Pimironi, has a buffet of sensors, inputs and displays to explore Android Things™. Use it as a weather station, a clock, a timer or stopwatch, a mood light, or endless other things.

Pimironi worked with the Android Things team at Google to create this great add-on board that features displays, sensors, sound, and lots of LEDs! It's the perfect introduction to developing Android Things applications on the Raspberry Pi.

Rainbow HAT also has a full Python API for use on Raspbian just like all of our other HATs that you know and love!

*Raspberry Pi not included*

Rainbow HAT features

  • Seven APA102 multicolour LEDs
  • Four 14-segment alphanumeric displays (green LEDs)
  • HT16K33 display driver chip
  • Three capacitive touch buttons
  • Atmel QT1070 capacitive touch driver chip
  • Blue, green and red LEDs
  • BMP280 temperature and pressure sensor
  • Piezo buzzer
  • Breakout pins for servo, I2C, SPI, and UART (all 3v3)
  • The board is designed specifically to show off the wide range of protocols available on the Raspberry Pi, including SPI (the APA102 LEDs), I2C (the BMP280 sensor and 14-segment displays), GPIO (the capacitive touch buttons and LEDs), and PWM (the piezo buzzer).

Using Android Things?

For information on how to get started with Android Things and Rainbow HAT visit the official developer site for Android Things.

To put the latest Android Things image on your SD card, see the instructions here: https://developer.android.com/things/hardware/raspberrypi.html.

You can find the driver and samples published in the official GitHub organisation: https://github.com/androidthings 

Using Raspbian?

Pimironi have also put together a Python library to make it a breeze to use. You can find it here: https://github.com/pimoroni/rainbow-hat

Notes

Temperature readings are affected by heat radiated from your Pi’s CPU and the onboard LEDs; calibration can help to correct temperature readings. bstrobl, on the Raspberry Pi forums, suggests to use the formula: corrected temp. = measured temp. - (CPU temp. - measured temp.) 

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  1. Review by Gary verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Works well so far, well built, just have to work out how to make a weather station out of it ! (Posted on 7/08/2017)

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