Raspberry Pi Sense HAT – AstroPi

December 26, 2016 - Comment

The Raspberry Pi Sense HAT attaches via the Pi’s 40pin GPIO port to read and display sensor data from a host of built-in sensors. Based on the same hardware that is currently in orbit on the International Space Station, the Sense HAT lets you create applications, experiments, and games. Technical Specifications: Gyroscope – angular rate

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The Raspberry Pi Sense HAT attaches via the Pi’s 40pin GPIO port to read and display sensor data from a host of built-in sensors. Based on the same hardware that is currently in orbit on the International Space Station, the Sense HAT lets you create applications, experiments, and games. Technical Specifications: 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 RGB LED matrix display Small 5 button joystick Compatible with Raspberry Pi B+, A+, and Pi 2 ASTRO PI The Raspberry Pi Sense HAT is being used in conjunction with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to perform science experiments aboard the International Space Station (ISS). For more information follow the links below: Programming the LED Screen A great tutorial and program for creating images and animations using the 8 x 8 LED matrix on the Pi Sense HAT 8 x 8 Grid Draw on Github

Product Features

  • Possibilities include: Determining orientation
  • Detecting speed
  • Measure environmental conditions (temperature and humidity.)
  • The bright 8 x 8 RGB LED display can be used to display sensor data or games. An on-board directional joystick provides a human interface for navigation and input.
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi B+, A+, and Pi 2

Comments

L. Ellingson says:

Nice HAT but the temperature is off

carole johnston says:

This is a must for the student of computer programming as all the projects you can do with it have an element of fun.

Don Costello says:

How can I give less than 5 Stars?

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