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Unicorn pHAT &endash; Default Title

What's going to protect your beloved Raspberry Pi from an onslaught of rainbow-coloured fusion? That's right, it's Unicorn pHAT. Read more...

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What's going to protect your beloved Raspberry Pi from an onslaught of rainbow-coloured fusion? That's right, it's Unicorn pHAT.

We've now retired the trusty Unicorn pHAT, but have no fear, the very fancy Unicorn HAT Mini is here for all of your rainbow requirements - it has loads more LEDs and we've even managed to fit in some buttons!

Sporting a matrix of 32 (8 x 4) RGB LEDs and powered directly from the Pi, this is the most compact pocket aurora available.

Unicorn pHAT provides a wash of controllable colour that is ideal for mood-lighting, pixel art, persistence of vision effects, status indications, or just blasting colour into your surroundings.

Features

  • 32¬†RGB LEDs (SK6218 - 3.5mm x 3.5mm)
  • LED data driven via DMA over PWM
  • Unicorn pHAT pinout
  • Compatible with all 40-pin header Raspberry Pi models
  • Python¬†library
  • Female header requires soldering

Software

Unicorn pHAT uses the same Python library as Unicorn HAT, so it's super-easy to use, should automatically detect that you're using the pHAT and includes some examples written specially for Unicorn pHAT.

Notes

  • Warning: SK6218 LEDs are bright enough to cause eye pain, do not¬†look at them directly when brightly lit. We recommend¬†using Unicorn pHAT at lower brightness levels.
  • 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 pHAT works best with a >2A microUSB power supply for your Pi. We recommend¬†the official Raspberry Pi power supply.
  • Compatibility (audio): as Unicorn pHAT uses¬†PWM and GPIO18, it will interfere with analogue audio playback (random colour patterns and flickering). HDMI should work¬†just fine! :D