Unicorn HAT – pretty rainbows for your Raspberry Pi!


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What's going to protect your beloved Raspberry Pi from an onslaught of rainbow-coloured 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 colour that is ideal for mood-lighting, 8x8 pixel art, persistence of vision effects, status indications, or just blasting colour into your surroundings.


  • 64 RGB LEDs (WS2812B)
  • LED data driven via DMA over PWM
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, A+, Zero, and Zero W
  • Comes fully assembled
  • Warning: WS2812 LEDs are bright enough to cause eye pain, do not look at them directly when brightly lit. Pimoroni recommend the use of a diffuser.
  • 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. Pimoroni recommend the official Raspberry Pi power supply.
  • Compatibility (audio): as Unicorn HAT uses PWM and GPIO18, it will interfere with analogue audio playback (random colour patterns and flickering). HDMI should work just fine! 😀


  • Light up your Pi with this 8x8 RGB LED matrix
  • That's 64 bright RGB LEDs ready to be controlled
  • It's great for creating pixel art, mood lighting and even persistence of vision effects
  • Comes pre-assembled and ready to light!
  • The provided library make setup easy and painless


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