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Pimoroni Piano HAT review

By Marc de Vinck. Posted

Somewhere between a row of push-buttons on a breadboard and a Moog Matriarch sits the Piano HAT ($19.22/£18.30) by Pimoroni. It’s a beautifully designed and implemented capacitive touch piano HAT for the Raspberry Pi. It features 16 capacitive touchpads, 13 piano keys, octave up and down buttons, an instrument cycle button, and 16 white LEDs. Make music and a light show!

The Piano HAT is compatible with any 40-pin Raspberry Pi and comes fully assembled and ready to go! Simply plug it in, grab the excellent Python library and example code, and you are ready to use it as a synth controller, make some music, or even use it as an affordable MIDI controller. Head to the Pimoroni website to learn all about this fun little HAT.

Verdict

10/10

A fun little accessory.

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