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Break out a cold sweat with Drum HAT, an 8-pad Raspberry Pi drum-kit that lets your fingers think they're Stubblefield.
Drum HAT is the much-requested companion to Piano HAT. It uses the same cap touch sensor to provide 8 finger-sized drum pads.
Use it to play music in Python, control software drum synths on your Pi, take control of hardware drum machines, or just build it into an elaborate drum-controlled project.
Drum HAT is compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+ and A+ and comes fully assembled, with a trove of examples to get you started.
8 touch sensitive buttons - Each button on Drum HAT can be individually watched in Python and used to trigger anything from sounds to elaborate machines that even Rube Goldberg couldn't conceive.
8 LEDs - We've hidden 8 LEDs underneath Drum HAT and added carefully designed ( we drew circles ) light channels so that every pad can light up with a tap but none of the LEDs get in your way. It creates a really cool under-lighting effect, too!
Works with Piano HAT - It's been made sure Drum HAT and Piano HAT could be used together on the same Pi. All you need is a little creative wiring or the help of a Black HAT Hack3r or two.
Break out the beats - Use with a variety of drum sequencers, both hardware and software, play .wav samples with PyGame, or create your own touch-controlled projects.
Hey Pros! - Using Python you can make Drum HAT output regular MIDI commands via a USB to MIDI adapter and take control of your hardware synth gear.
Full Python library, documentation and examples - Head on over to our Drum HAT GitHub repository to find a Python library, examples and more: https://github.com/pimoroni/drum-hat
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