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March 11, 2016 AT 10:00 am

Pimoroni Flotilla – first impressions #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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Hot on the heels of my official Raspberry Pi SenseHAT, Mr Postman brought me the Pimoroni Flotilla. I got this early because I backed it on Kickstarter, ooh quite a long time ago now, and I’d almost forgotten about it. A very welcome early Christmas present from the crew at Sheffield’s Pimoroni.

Flotilla is billed as ‘friendly electronics’ – modular sensors and LED output devices you plug into your Raspberry Pi, with no soldering required. As such, you might think there’s an overlap with the SenseHAT, but they are very different. The SenseHAT is self-contained, it plugs directly onto the pins on your Pi and you program it in Python. Flotilla, on the other hand, is anything but self-contained:

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