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Raspberry Pi Sense HAT - AstroPi By Raspberry Pi (2483095) MCM Part #83-16980

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MSRP: $35.00
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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. Possibilities include:

Specifications Top

  • 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.

A Python library makes writing programs for the Sense Hat quick and easy. Tutorials and project ideas can be found on the AstroPi website.

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)
  • 8x8 RGB LED matrix display
  • Small 5 button joystick
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi B+, A+, and Pi 2

Tutorials / Links:
  1. Connect your Sense HAT to the Raspberry Pi via the 40 GPIO Pins.
  2. Boot up your Pi, open the terminal, and run the following command: wget -O - --no-check-certificate | bash
  3. Allow 5 minutes for Pi 2 or up to 20 minutes for earlier models to install software.
  4. Reboot your Pi. Software should now be installed.

    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:
  • AstroPi website.
  • Official Competition.
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
Part Numbers
MCM Part #:83-16980
Raspberry Pi Part #:2483095
Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:0.0625 lbs.
RoHS Comp:No
Warranty:30 days
Need to Return?
Length:4 in.
Width:3 in.
Height:1.25 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No

Product Reviews Top

  • by rbladd

    on 5/26/2016

    Humidity Sensor

    Overall: 3 out of 5

    I received a sense hat after a six weeks on back order. The humidity sensor output negative numbers for both temperature and humidity. Can not resolve a temperature reading of -282 degrees at room temperature, should read Celsius of about 30 degrees.

  • by ddruding

    on 10/28/2015

    RPi Sense HAT

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    Fair price, fast delivery, arrived in excellent condition. Very satisfied with shopping experience.