Sense HAT

What’s the story Rory?

The Sense HAT is an add-on board for Raspberry Pi, made especially for the Astro Pi mission – it launched to the International Space Station in December 2015 – and is now available to buy. The Sense HAT has an 8×8 RGB LED matrix, a five-button joystick and
includes the following sensors: Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Barometer, Temperature sensor and Relative Humidity sensor.

www.raspberrypi.org/products/sense-hat/
www.raspberrypi.org/blog/announcing-2017-18-astro-pi/
www.astro-pi.org/

Technical Specification:
Gyroscope – angular rate sensor: +/-245/500/2000dps
Accelerometer – Linear acceleration sensor: +/-2/4/8/16 g
Magnetometer – Magnetic Sensor: +/- 4/8/12/16 gauss
Barometer: 260 – 1260 hPa absolute range (accuracy depends on the temperature and pressure, +/- 0.1 hPa under normal conditions)
Temperature sensor (Temperature accurate to +/- 2 degC in the 0-65 degC range)
Relative Humidity sensor (accurate to +/- 4.5% in the 20-80%rH range, accurate to +/- 0.5 degC in 15-40 degC range)
8×8 LED matrix display
Small 5 button joystick

Getting started with the Sense HAT

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sudo apt-get install sense-hat

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/getting-started-with-the-sense-hat
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/sense-hat/README.md

Free Essentials book
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/experiment-with-the-sense-hat-in-the-new-magpi-essentials-book/

Python
https://pythonhosted.org/sense-hat/

NodeJS
https://www.npmjs.com/package/node-sense-hat

Scratch
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/usage/scratch/gpio/README.md

node-red
https://www.npmjs.com/package/node-red-node-pi-sense-hat

Source code
https://github.com/RPi-Distro/python-sense-hat

Emulator
https://www.trinket.io/sense-hat

Examples
https://github.com/RPi-Distro/python-sense-hat/blob/master/examples/README.md
https://codeclubprojects.org/en-GB/sense-hat/

I have some examples in my Github as well

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