256 big, bright, colourful pixels on a 19x19cm matrix that you can control with your Raspberry Pi. Ubercorn is ideal as a big status display, or you can chain several together (up to 8) into a larger square or rectangular matrix.
Ubercorn is like Unicorn HAT HD embiggened! The 256 RGB pixels on its 16x16 matrix can be individually controlled (they're standard RGB LEDs driven by the on-board ARM chip, not addressable pixels like NeoPixels or APA102s), meaning that you can use it for animations and even scrolling text, especially if you chain a couple together.
- 256 RGB LEDs in a 16x16 matrix
- Pixels driven by ARM STM32F and three STP16CPC26 LED drivers
- 2x20 pin female header for Raspberry Pi
- Data in and out headers (for chaining Ubercorns)
- Address select DIP switch (addresses 0 to 7)
- Screw posts for external power (5V)
- Mounting holes
- Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3B+, 3, 2, B+, A+, Zero, and Zero W
- Python library
- Comes fully assembled
- Full-assembled Ubercorn PCB
- 2x20 pin female header to boost height for Pi B+, 2, 3, 3B+
- 4x M2.5 16mm metal standoffs, 8x M2.5 6mm screws
We've designed Ubercorn with a 2x20 pin female header, just like a regular HAT, so that you can pop a Raspberry Pi right onto the back. You can use the included screws and standoffs to hold your Pi securely to the back of Ubercorn.
If you connect a power supply to the two screw terminals, then it'll back-power your Pi too. With a single Ubercorn and good-quality 2.5A power supply, you can connect the power supply to your Pi and it'll provide sufficient power for Ubercorn also.
Ubercorn can be driven with the Unicorn HAT HD Python library. We've updated the library to accommodate larger-sized matrices, so all you need to do is specify the total width and height of your matrices, the bottom left pixel coordinates for each matrix, and their rotation. If you're just using a single matrix, you don't need to worry about this, and you can just use the software in exactly the same way as Unicorn HAT HD.