Pimoroni Unicorn pHAT

Pimoroni Unicorn pHAT

  • Availability:
    Discontinued
  • Product Code: HAT-UNICORN
  • Warranty Period: 12 months

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

This pHAT sports 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 Raspberry Pi 3B+, 3, 2, B+, A+, Zero, and Zero W
  • Python library
  • Female header requires soldering

Documents/Software:

  • Unicorn pHAT pinout
  • Python library - same library for 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. Note: The software does not support Raspbian Wheezy.

Tutorials:

Speacial 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

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Tags: Pimoroni, PIM168, pHAT, Raspberry Pi, Unicorn