Sense Hat

The Sense Hat from Raspberry Pi was developed as part of the Astro Pi Project.  The Sense Hat comes with its own library and a variety of hardware including: a 8×8 RGB LED matrix for output; a five-button joystick for user control; and the following sensors:

  • Gyroscope used to measure the positioning of an object
  • Accelerometer used to measure the rate of the velocity of an object
  • Magnetometer that provides an electronic compass
  • Temperature
  • Barometric pressure
  • Humidity

The purpose of this page is a quick guide to using the different aspects of the Sense Hat but for full details you should check out the API.

Installing

Getting Started

Temperature

Humidity

Pressure

IMU Sensors

The IMU Sensors need calibration (explained here and more specifically here).  You should find a file named RTIMULib.ini in your ~/.config/sense_hat/ folder.

Orientation

Compass

Other

Clear the display with:

 

 

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