Unlock your inner Mozart and compose yourself with the Pimoroni Piano HAT, a mini-musical companion for your Raspberry Pi!
This Piano HAT for Raspberry Pi was inspired by Zachary Igielman's PiPiano and made with his blessing. Pimoroni took his amazing idea and fashioned a dinky piano add-on for the Raspberry Pi, made it touch-sensitive, and then sprinkled it with some 'Pimoroni' dust. Play music in Python, control software synths on your Pi, and take control of hardware synthesizers!
Software: There is an ever-so-thorough Python library to control Piano HAT, with a bunch of nifty examples to let you explore its functionality. There's a learn-to-play example that lets you play along as Piano HAT's LEDs show you which keys to press. In no time, you'll be a Chopin for the 21st century. There is also an included MIDI example that lets you play music with Sunvox, Yoshimi and other software synths, a PyGame example with glorious piano and drum samples and even a true 8-bit synth written in pure Python!
You can even make Piano HAT output regular MIDI commands via a USB to MIDI adapter and use Piano HAT as a tiny, cheap MIDI controller for your Minimoog Model D (you have one right?).
"The Piano HAT is, as far as electronics goes, a work of art. It looks slick, feels slick and, with the software library included, acts slick." said Michael Horne.
The MagPi said Piano HAT was "a great way to unleash your ivory-tinkling tendencies" and "a board for musical adventures".
- 16 capacitive touch pads (link each to their own Python function!)
- 13 piano keys (a full octave)
- Octave up/down buttons
- Instrument cycle button (great for use with synthesizers)
- 16 bright white LEDs (let them light automagically, or take control with Python)
- 2x Microchip CAP1188 capacitive touch driver chips
- Use it to control software or hardware synths over MIDI
- Compatible with all 40-pin header Raspberry Pi models
- Comes fully assembled
- 1 x Pimoroni Piano HAT for Raspberry Pi.
- Length: 65mm.
- Width: 56.4mm.
- Height: 6.0mm.
- Weight: 14.2g
- Raspberry Pi 4, 3, 2, B+ and A+.
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