Learn how to pixel paint mini works of art on your Unicorn HAT using your Pi and a web browserBeginner / Unicorn HAT
Sporting a matrix of 64 (8 x 8) RGB LEDs and powered directly from the Pi, this is the most compact pocket aurora available.
Unicorn HAT provides a wash of controllable colour that is ideal for mood-lighting, 8x8 pixel art, persistence of vision effects, status indications, or just blasting colour into your surroundings.
The MagPi said that Unicorn HAT was "one of the coolest HATs around"
- 64 RGB LEDs (WS2812B)
- LED data driven via DMA over PWM
- Unicorn HAT pinout
- Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, A+, Zero, and Zero W
- Python library
- Comes fully assembled
We've put together a Unicorn HAT Python library to make it a breeze to use, including lots of beautiful examples of what it can do.
Warning: WS2812 LEDs are bright enough to cause eye pain, do not look at them directly when brightly lit. We recommend the use of a diffuser.
Photo-sensitivity warning: flashing, strobing, and patterns of lights may cause epileptic seizures. Always take care and immediately stop using if you feel unwell (dizziness, nausea, affected vision, eye twitching, disorientation).
Power: Unicorn HAT requires a >2A microUSB power supply for your Pi. We recommend the Raspberry Pi power supply.
Compatibility (audio): as Unicorn HAT uses PWM and GPIO18, it will interfere with analogue audio playback (random colour patterns and flickering). HDMI should work just fine! :D
Tutorials & Projects
Learn how to use Unicorn HAT and HSV colour to make awesome rainbowsIntermediate / Unicorn HAT
Learn how to use Unicorn HAT, the vibrant 8x8 pixel colour display for your PiBeginner / Unicorn HAT
Learn how to use Unicorn HAT in IDLE, the Python IDEBeginner / Unicorn HAT
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