1 The Sense Hat
1.1 Important caveats
1.1.1 If using the joystick
If you are still on Wheezy, you'll need this fix for doing anything joystick related: https://www.element14.com/community/community/raspberry-pi/raspberry-pi-accessories/blog/2017/01/23/raspberry-pi-sense-hat-enabling-the-joystick
1.1.2 The temperature sensors
Note that the temperature reported by he temperature sensors will need to be corrected for proximity to the Raspberry Pi itself, see
- this thread ... and
This is disappointing, as the Sense Hat is designed as a Hat, i.e. is means to sit ontop of the Raspberry Pi (rather than moved away using an extension...).
1.2 Getting started
Some good scripts to start with are here https://github.com/bennuttall/sense-hat-examples
you'll also want to turn the LEDs off:
from sense_hat import SenseHat sense = SenseHat() sense.clear() # no arguments defaults to off
and show messages:
from sense_hat import SenseHat sense = SenseHat() sense.show_message("Hello world!")
There's also examples here: https://github.com/RPi-Distro/python-sense-hat/tree/master/examples
To be continued...