Pimoroni had just stepped up their LED game! Unicorn HAT HD crams 256 RGB LEDs, in a 16x16 matrix, onto a single HAT. High-definition rainbow goodness!
You can still use it for all of the same things as the regular Unicorn HAT, but with 4 times as many pixels it makes much more complex animations possible, including scrolling text, and even low resolution videos.
The bundled ninja diffuser makes the pixels look extra-shiny by providing some subtle diffusion, blurring the lines between each pixel. Simply use four of the nuts to space the diffuser slightly away from the HAT, and the other four to secure it.Features
- 256 RGB LED pixels in a 16x16 matrix
- Pixels driven by ARM STM32F and three STP16CPC26 LED drivers
- Bundled ninja diffuser, plus nuts and bolts
- Compatible with all 40-pin header Raspberry Pi models
- Python library
- Comes fully assembled
The ARM chip on Unicorn HAT HD does all of the heavy lifting, meaning that you can just bung data to it and it'll take care of the rest. It acts as the man-in-the-middle between your Pi and the three STP16CPC26 LED drivers that actually drive the LEDs.