Meet the Sense HAT

 

Astro Pi is the name of a small computer developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, in collaboration with the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency (ESA).

There are two very special Astro Pi’s. Their names are Ed and Izzy, and they have been qualified for spaceflight. They are now onboard the International Space Station (ISS) for students to use.

The Sense HAT is an add-on board for Raspberry Pi that was created for the Astro Pi competition. It is a fundamental part of the Astro Pi mission.

The board adds the ability to sense all kinds of information using a LED matrix.

In this set of activities you will explore the Sense HAT hardware and its Python library. You will learn how to control the LED matrix and how to display visual output.

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