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
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.
- Angular rate sensor (dps): ~245/500/2000
- Linear acceleration sensor (g): ~2/4/8/16
- 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)
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Documentation and Resources:
- Raspberry Pi Workshop for Beginners
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- The Maker Revolution
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- Maintaining a Project with Git
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- Pimoroni Blinkt: Setup and first script
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- Basics: Getting Started with the Terminal on Raspberry Pi
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- Our Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 Review
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- Mass SD card Image Writer
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- Raspberry Pi IoT Doorbell
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