Unicorn HAT

Unicorn HAT

Unicorn HAT




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

Sporting a matrix of 64 (8 x 8) RGB LEDs and powered directly from the Pi, this is the most compact pocket aurora available.

Unicorn HAT provides a wash of controllable color that is ideal for mood-lighting, 8 × 8 pixel art, persistence of vision effects, status indications, or just blasting color into your surroundings.

The MagPi said that Unicorn HAT was "One of the coolest HATs around "


  • 64 RGB LEDs (WS2812B)
  • LED data driven via DMA over PWM
  • Unicorn HAT Pinout
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B +, A +, Zero, and Zero W
  • Python library
  • Comes fully assembled


We've put together a Unicorn HAT Python library to make it a breeze to use, including lots of beautiful examples of what it can do.

Our software does not support Raspbian Wheezy.


  • Warning: WS2812 LEDs are bright enough to cause eye pain, do not look at them directly when brightly lit. We recommend the use of a spread.
  • 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 HAT requires a> 2A microUSB power supply for your Pi. We recommend the official Raspberry Pi power supply.
  • Compatibility (audio): as Unicorn HAT uses PWM and GPIO18, it will interfere with analogue audio playback (random color patterns and flickering). HDMI should work just fine! 😀

Additional information

Weight 0.05 kg
Dimensions 5 × 1 × 3 cm




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