Raspberry Pi Sense HAT V2


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The Raspberry Pi Sense HAT V2 is the perfect product to learn about programming and how we interact with the world around us. With its full array of sensors, the Sense HAT was originally developed for use on the International Space Station, as part of the educational Astro Pi programme run by the Raspberry Pi Foundation in partnership with the European Space Agency.

It is well suited to many projects that require position, motion, orientation, or environmental sensing. The Sense HAT is powered by the Raspberry Pi computer to which it is connected.

An officially supported Python library provides access to all of the on-board sensors, the LED matrix, and the joystick. The Sense HAT is compatible with any Raspberry Pi computer with a 40-pin GPIO header.

HAT standoffs and fixings included! New Sense HAT Case now available!


The Raspberry Pi Sense HAT V2 is attached on top of the Raspberry Pi via the 40-pin GPIO pins (which provide the data and power interface) to create an ‘Astro Pi’.

The Sense HAT has several integrated circuit based sensors can be used for many different types of experiments, applications, and even games.

The sensors enable you to read:

  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Magnetometer
  • Temperature
  • Barometric pressure
  • Humidity
  • Colour and brightness

The LED Matrix enables you to display the data from the various sensors, it can show you which way is geomagnetic North by programming a compass using the magnetometer or simply be used to play games like Tetris, Pong and Snake with the joystick. The joystick can also be used to enable a human user to interact with the programs running on the Raspberry Pi Sense HAT.

Technical Specification

Pressure/temperature sensor STMicro LPS25HB
260 to 1260 hPa absolute pressure range
24-bit pressure data output
0 to +65°C accurate temperature measurement range (±2°C)
16-bit temperature data output
Humidity temperature sensor STMicro HTS221
0 to 100% relative humidity range
15 to 40°C accurate temperature measurement range (±0.5°C)
16-bit data output
±16g acceleration measurement range
±16 gauss magnetometer measurement range
±2000dps gyroscope measurement range
16-bit resolution for each measurement channel
Colour Sensor TCS3400 RGB colour and brightness sensor
LED matrix 8×8 RGB LED display
Joystick 5-button miniature joystick with up, down, left, right,
and middle-click

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