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RGB 8x8 LED HAT for Raspberry Pi - WS2812B

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The RGB LED HAT 8x8 for Raspberry Pi WS2812B brings projects to life with a full range of true colour – Compatible with all revisions of Raspberry Pi’s.

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The RGB LED HAT 8x8 for Raspberry Pi WS2812B is a great addition to any almost Raspberry Pi project, and is an 8x8 grid that can plug directly onto the top of a Raspberry Pi. It is compatible with all revisions of Pi’s, offering 24-bit true colour to brighten up projects or add colourful, simple displays at up to 800Kbps data rate.

The modular style of this HAT makes it extremely easy to use, allowing for even beginners to plug it in and operate it via the single DIN signal input pin. It is 65mm x 56.2mm, with 3mm mounting holes for safely securing it to the top of a Pi, with a surprising amount of functionality despite it’s simple nature.


RGB 8x8 LED HAT for Raspberry Pi  -  Technical Specifications:

  • Number of LEDs

– 8 x 8 (64 Total)

  • LED Type

– WS2812B Addressable LED's

  • Brightness

– 256 Levels Adjustable

  • Colour Depth

– 24-bit True Colour

  • Data Rate

– 800kbps

  • Operating Voltage

– 5V DC

  • Raspberry Pi Compatibility  

– Raspberry Pi 4B | 3B+ | 3B | 2B

– Raspberry Pi Zero W | Zero | Zero WH

– Raspberry Pi Boards with 40 GPIO Headers

  • Dimensions

– 65 x 56.2mm


Typical Applications for the RGB 8x8 LED HAT for Raspberry Pi:

The WS2812B 8x8 RGB LED HAT for Raspberry Pi is highly functional, and can be used for almost any projects that require simple displays or colourful interfaces. This includes basic systems like alarms clocks and robot faces, but can also be used for projects like:

  • Building a graphical equaliser that reacts to sound by using both colour and level variations to visually display the volume and frequencies of music, sound effects or real-life sounds.
  • Creating a robot’s face that can change colour according to “mood” and display emotions like anger, sadness or excitement.
  • Creating an environment sensor that displays the temperature, cloud coverage, wind speed and other useful bits of information in real-time.

Of course, with a Raspberry Pi, there are a countless number of different projects that this LED grid could be incorporated into, with quick response times and true colour RGB making it far more exciting than many of the typical LED Matrix Displays on the market.


Waveshare Official Product Page: https://www.waveshare.com/rgb-led-hat-b.htm


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RGB 8x8 LED HAT for Raspberry Pi - WS2812B

RGB 8x8 LED HAT for Raspberry Pi - WS2812B

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