If you acquired the Pi-Sense-Hat you might want to get started with a nice simple python script to show the temperature on the LED field.
After everything is up and running, use this python code to run the current temperature and humidity on the LED pad.
# import the sense-hat library from sense_hat import SenseHat # declare a sensehat instance sense = SenseHat() # read the temperature - multiply by thousand for number shortening temp = sense.get_temperature()*1000 # read the humidity- multiply by thousand for number shortening hum = sense.get_humidity()*1000 # change the resulting float numbers which can get quite long into ints temp2 = int(temp) hum2 = int(hum) # set the led for lower light condition, less energy sense.low_light= True # rotate to our taste - you might want to change this to 90 180 270 - however you want to read your display sense.set_rotation(0) # define two colours red=(255,0,0) blue=(0,0,255) # some number formating temp3 = float(temp2)/1000 hum3 = float(hum2)/1000 # now we show the numbers with speed 0.2, smaller number means slower and in different colours sense.show_message(str(repr(temp3)),text_colour=red,scroll_speed=0.2) sense.show_message(str(repr(hum3)),text_colour=blue,scroll_speed=0.2) # reset the led lighting condition to get an orderly exit condition sense.low_light= True
You should see then see something like this.
If you want to make this a permanent installation add this to crontab.
type into a terminal
if you haven’t choose your editor and add this line, with the path you used and the filename you used.
* * * * * python /pathtoyourfile/showtemp.py
Save and from now on the LED script will show the time every minute.
If you have more ideas what to use from the sense-hat in python, you will find the API at https://github.com/RPi-Distro/python-sense-hat/blob/master/docs/api.md