While it might be a bit expensive to buy the equipment you need to get yourself into space, the Sense HAT – two of which are currently on the International Space Station as part of the Astro Pi project – is a fair bit cheaper. We’ve been covering the fantastic sensor board in the magazine since its release, and now we’ve put together the ultimate collection of resources so that you can learn how to use the Sense HAT here on Earth.
Experiment with the Sense HAT is our latest MagPi Essentials digital book, available for free online and for only £2.99 in our Android and iOS app. In it, we cover the basics on how to get started with your Sense HAT, including using all the different sensors and the LED matrix. There’s also several different tutorials and other projects to try out yourself that will hopefully inspire you to do even more.
The articles inside have mostly been written by the wonderful Raspberry Pi Education Team. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find inside the book:
- What is the Sense HAT?
- High Fliers – the Astro Pi’s mission
- Getting started with Sense HAT
- Digital magic 8-ball
- Create a reaction game
- Sense HAT data logging
Set course for the final frontier: it’s space time!
Experiment with the Sense HAT is freely licensed under Creative Commons (BY-SA-NC 3.0). You can download the PDF free now and forever, but buying in digital supports the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s charitable mission to democratise computing and educate kids.