Tested on:RPi3; Raspbian Stretch; Python3
Prerequisites:Raspberry Pi with Raspbian Jessie and internet connection (see steps 1-7 in the Introduction)
Hardware:UnicornHAT hd
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First experiments with the UnicornHAT

The UnicornHAT hd by Pimoroni is an extension for the Raspberry Pi with 16*16, thats 256 independently controllable 3-color-LEDs and a comfy API for handling them.

Installation
The manual installation like described in the GitHub-Repo is simply

Test
Start a Game of Life for testing the HAT by entering

Demo application
Run the demo application by typing

The script iterates over all pixels and assigns a random color. First, the brightness is adjusted:

A brightness above 40% was impossible to film with my smartphone!
Now, iterate over all 16*16 pixels.

Give every pixel a randomly chosen color in the rgb range 256*256*256:

show() is necessary for showing the changes on the HAT.

Full script
Click on Full Script to show all of the code.

Links
Pimoroni Webshop: https://shop.pimoroni.com
UnicornHAT API: http://docs.pimoroni.com/unicornhathd/
UnicornHAT on GitHub: https://github.com/pimoroni/unicorn-hat-hd

Knight of Pi

Johannes Bergs aka Knight of Pi. Diploma in Bioinformatics, some Webdesign and Python coding then. Living in the beautiful city of Vienna.

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