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Source code for Sense HAT Python library

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Sense HAT

Python module to control the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT used in the Astro Pi mission - an education outreach programme for UK schools sending code experiments to the International Space Station.

Hardware

The Sense HAT features an 8x8 RGB LED matrix, a mini joystick and the following sensors:

  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Magnetometer
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Barometric pressure

Buy

Buy the Sense HAT from:

  • The Pi Hut_
  • Pimoroni_
  • Amazon (UK)_
  • element14_
  • adafruit_
  • Amazon (USA)_

Installation

To install the Sense HAT software, enter the following commands in a terminal::

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sense-hat
sudo reboot

Usage

Import the sense_hat module and instantiate a SenseHat object::

from sense_hat import SenseHat

sense = SenseHat()

Documentation

Comprehensive documentation is available at pythonhosted.org/sense-hat_

Contributors

  • Dave Honess_
  • Ben Nuttall_
  • Serge Schneider_
  • Dave Jones_
  • Tyler Laws_

Open Source

  • The code is licensed under the BSD Licence_
  • The project source code is hosted on GitHub_
  • Please use GitHub issues_ to submit bugs and report issues

.. Raspberry Pi: https://www.raspberrypi.org/ .. _Astro Pi: http://www.astro-pi.org/ .. _pythonhosted.org/sense-hat: http://pythonhosted.org/sense-hat/ .. _Dave Honess: https://github.com/davidhoness .. _Ben Nuttall: https://github.com/bennuttall .. _Serge Schneider: https://github.com/XECDesign .. _Dave Jones: https://github.com/waveform80 .. _Tyler Laws: https://github.com/tyler-laws .. _BSD Licence: http://opensource.org/licenses/BSD-3-Clause .. _GitHub: https://github.com/RPi-Distro/python-sense-hat .. _GitHub Issues: https://github.com/RPi-Distro/python-sense-hat/issues .. The Pi Hut: http://thepihut.com/products/raspberry-pi-sense-hat-astro-pi .. Pimoroni: https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/raspberry-pi-sense-hat .. Amazon (UK): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Raspberry-Pi-2483095-Sense-HAT/dp/B014T2IHQ8/ .. _element14: https://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-78155/l/raspberry-pi-sense-hat .. _adafruit: https://www.adafruit.com/products/2738 .. _Amazon (USA): http://www.amazon.com/Raspberry-Pi-Sense-HAT-AstroPi/dp/B014HDG74S

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