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Scroll Bot - Pi Zero WH Project Kit

by Pimoroni

A robot friend to sit on your desk and scroll the news, weather, or your Twitter feed - Scroll Bot!

Updated version! Our Scroll Bot kit now includes a Raspberry Pi Zero WH and a brand spanking new Scroll HAT Mini - this means there's now absolutely no soldering required.

The Scroll Bot Kit* combines the Pi Zero WH with our Scroll HAT Mini board, and masquerades as a friendly orange robot, perfect for sitting on your desk or on a shelf. It's ideal for scrolling messages or for simple animations and, of course, it takes advantage of the built-in wireless LAN on the Pi Zero WH. It'll take around 30 minutes to assemble everything** (check out our assembly guide for details).

Kit contents*

  • Pi Zero WH with pre-soldered headers
  • Scroll HAT Mini with 17x7 individually dimmable white LEDs
  • Orange robot stand and diffuser
  • 50cm USB A to micro-B cable
  • USB A (female) to micro B (male) adaptor
  • Mini to full-size HDMI adaptor
  • Sticker sheet (personalise your Scroll Bot!)
  • Comes in a reusable kit box

*Just add your own micro-SD card!

Scroll Bot uses our Scroll HAT Mini board, a dense matrix of 17x7 (119 total) bright white LEDs. Each pixel's brightness can be controlled individually, meaning that it's possible to create stunning animations or even anti-aliased text. The LED matrix sits behind Scroll Bot's mouth, and the frosted orange acrylic diffuses the LEDs beautifully.

Use the built-in wireless LAN to make your Scroll Bot internet-connected and have him/her/them inform you of the latest news, weather, track hashtags or mentions on Twitter, or much, much more.


  • 17x7 matrix of bright white pixels (119 total)
  • Individual PWM brightness control of each pixel
  • Uses the IS31FL3731 LED matrix driver chip
  • 3-layer orange robot stand and diffuser
  • Pi Zero WH with single core CPU and built-in wireless LAN and Bluetooth
  • Adaptor kit
  • 50cm USB A to micro-B cable (power your Pi from an existing charger or computer)
  • Python library


Our handy one-line installer will install the Scroll pHAT HD Python library for you, which will also work with Scroll HAT Mini. We've included a bunch of examples too, to show off what you can do!

Note: that the default orientation for Scroll HAT Mini is upside-down if you're using it in a Scroll Bot. To flip it, simply add scrollphathd.rotate(180) towards the top of your code, just below the import lines.


Assembled size of Scroll Bot is 125x85x67mm (WxHxD).

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