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.
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
sudo apt-get install sense-hat
I have some examples in my Github as well