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Element14 launches Raspberry Pi Sense HAT

Sept. 3, 2015
Newest addition to the Raspberry Pi ecosystem can be used in a variety of applications, experiments, and games—for students, hobbyists, and professional engineers alike.

Newark element14 recently launched the latest addition to the expanding ecosystem of Raspberry Pi accessories: the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT, which is also being used in conjunction with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to perform science experiments aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

The Sense HAT attaches to the Raspberry Pi board and can be used for many different types of experiments, applications, and games, according to element14. The Sense HAT is compatible with Raspberry Pi 2, and Raspberry Pi 1 models B+ and A+, and connects to the Raspberry Pi via the 40 GPIO pins. Technical specifications include:

  • 8x8 LED matrix display
  • Accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer
  • Air pressure sensor
  • Temperature and humidity sensor
  • Small joystick

“We are really excited to add such an inspirational new product into the Raspberry Pi ecosystem,” said Claire Doyle, Global Head of Raspberry Pi at element14. “The Sense HAT is the perfect product to learn about programming  and how we interact with the world around us; I’m sure that with its full array of sensors we are yet to discover all the weird and wonderful applications that the global Raspberry Pi community will invent on this planet and beyond with the Sense HAT.”

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