The Pimoroni Unicorn HAT is a “shield” for the Raspberry Pi that sports a matrix of 64 (8×8) addressable RGB LEDs that are powered directly from the Pi. The Unicorn HAT provides a wash of controllable color that is ideal for mood lighting, 8×8 pixel art, persistence of vision effects, status indications, or just blasting color into your surroundings.
Each Pimoroni Unicorn Hat easily snaps on top of a Raspberry Pi equipped with a 40-pin (2×20) GPIO. Pimoroni has created a GitHub repository bundling the Unicorn Hat software with a set of examples to get you started in an easy-to-use Python module, so all you have to worry about is setting the color you want each pixel to be.
- 64 RGB LEDs (WS2812B)
- Python API
- Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, and A+
- EEPROM with Raspberry Pi HAT configuration details
- LED data driven via DMA over PWM