The Sense HAT is the official add-on board for the Raspberry Pi, made especially for the Astro Pi mission. It launched to the International Space Station in December 2015 – and is now available to buy!
The Sense HAT has an 8×8 RGB LED matrix, a five-button joystick and includes a lot of sensors. You can use it for measuring acceleration, rotation, magnetic fields, temperature, barometric pressure and humidity.
The Sense Hat is a perfect extension board for learning about different kinds of sensors and it can be used for many different projects. Especially because of the variety of different sensors on board, you can use it for building a weather station or any other cool project where you want to measure environmental data.
There is even an issue of the MagPi Magazine that will teach you how to use the Sense HAT.
Get your Raspberry Pi Sense HAT here: Get It Now!
The Sense HAT has the following sensors:
- Barometric pressure
Check out the Pinout to find out about the connection to the Raspberry Pi.
Sensing Elements Technical Specification:
Pressure / Temperature (ST Micro LPS25H)
– 24-bit pressure measurement resolution (260hPa to 1260hPa)
– 16-bit temperature measurement resolution (0-125°C)
Humidity / Temperature (ST Micro HTS221)
– 16-bit humidity measurement resolution (0-100% relative humidity)
– 16-bit temperature measurement resolution (0-60°C)
Acceleration/Gyroscope/Magnetic field (ST Micro LSM9DS1)
– 9 degrees of freedom (X, Y, Z independent axes for all sensors)
– ±16 g acceleration measurement range
– ±16 gauss magnetometer measurement range
– ±2000 dps (degrees per second) gyroscope measurement range
Each of these measurement channels has 16 bits of resolution.