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Raspberry Pi Sense HAT - For the Pi 3 / 2 / B+ / A+

SKU: CE04623

$52.80 AUD, inc GST
$48.00 AUD, exc GST

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Raspberry Pi Sense HAT - For the Pi 3 / 2 / B+ / A+
52.8 AUD

SKU: CE04623

$52.80 AUD, inc GST
$48.00 AUD, exc GST
9 reviews 0 5 5


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The Raspberry Pi Foundation wanted to create a HAT which not only contained a plethora of sensors but an interactive LED display with user input. The Sense HAT is the complete package if you're looking for a HAT to learn all kinds of different programming and hardware concepts. In fact, it's so cool, that the Raspberry Pi Foundation is using it to perform scientific experiments onboard the International Space Station!

The Sense hat gives you access to:

  • Orientation (yaw, pitch & roll) via an accelerometer, 3D gyroscope, and magnetometer
  • Pressure
  • Humidity
  • Temperature

It'd be a bit boring if all that data had to be contained to the terminal, so there's an 8x8 RGB LED matrix which can be used to display anything you like! A compass, tilt display, or interactive games such as Tetris, Pong, Snake, or Space Invanders (just to name a few) could all be displayed and interacted with using the onboard joystick. Oh yeah, there's an onboard joystick too, cool right!

Fortunately, in the spirit of Raspberry Pi, you don't need to be a programming wizard to get started with the Pi Sense Hat. There's a complete database of projects, information, ideas, and instructions on the AstroPi website.

Technical Specs:

  • Gyroscope
    • Angular rate sensor (dps): ~245/500/2000
  • Accelerometer
    • Linear acceleration sensor (g): ~2/4/8/16
  • Magnetometer
    • Magnetic sensor (gauss): ~4/8/12/16
  • Barometer: 260 - 1260 hPa absolute range (accuracy depends on the temperature and pressure, ~0.1 hPa under normal conditions)
  • Temperature sensor: Accurate to ~2°C in the 0-65°C range
  • Relative humidity sensor: Accurate to ~4.5% in the 20-80%rH range, accurate to ~0.5°C in 15-40°C range
  • 8x8 RGB LED matrix display
  • Small 5 button joystick
  • 65.1mm x 56.6mm x 13.9mm (2.6" x 2.2" x 0.5")
  • 20.4g (0.7oz)

**The Raspberry Pi Sense HAT is compatible with the Raspberry Pi 2Model B+, and Model A+, but NOT the earlier 26-pin models of Raspberry Pi 1 Model B & A's. Pi not included!**

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Product Comments

Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Tony verified purchaser

    Love the functionality. Connected to my Raspberry Pi Zero to form a really compact hand-help device. (Posted on 16/01/2019)

  2. Review by Michael verified purchaser

    A great tool for learning/teaching physical computing and python (Posted on 6/08/2018)

  3. Review by Adam verified purchaser

    Great. (Posted on 24/06/2018)

  4. Review by Caspar verified purchaser

    Working well. Goes in the case nicely you just can't close the case. No complaints prompt delivery. (Posted on 22/02/2018)

  5. Review by Caspar verified purchaser

    Working well. Goes in the case nicely you just can't close the case. No complaints prompt delivery. (Posted on 22/02/2018)

  6. Review by Mimi verified purchaser

    Lots of cool stuff to do with this HAT. Heaps of learning for the kid. Love it. Core-Electronics is great... such speedy delivery. (Posted on 7/12/2017)

  7. Review by Klaus verified purchaser

    What a great piece of gear to start the Python learning process off with! (Posted on 23/10/2017)

  8. Review by Campbell verified purchaser

    Thanks for the efficient delivery. A really versatile tool to stimulate my kids to do some more programming. (Posted on 14/06/2017)

  9. Review by Warren verified purchaser

    The LED array on these are super bright. (Posted on 1/02/2016)

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