Sense Hat how to


I would like to use the Sense HAT on my Raspberry Pi 2 running OSMC.
Is there any documentation ?
I try to do “apt-get install sense-hat” like on Raspbian but I get a package not found error.


Did you first do apt-get update?

I also try to add “rpi” type of source in the raspbian source, didn’t make any difference :frowning:

We have added Raspberry Pi Sense HAT kernel support and the DT overlay. There is no userspace stuff in our install however.

Some packages you are after may be exclusive to the Rasperry Pi repository. You could try adding: jessie main

And running apt-get update and trying to install your package again.


Thanks for your help.
I added Raspberry Pi foundation into /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb jessie main
deb jessie main contrib non-free rpi
deb jessie main

I still have an error but I am able to update and find the package

W: GPG error: jessie InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 82B129927FA3303E

One last VERY IMPORTANT remark, if you try to install “sense-hat” it will overwrite OSMC firmware with classic firmware.
You can safely install “python-sense-hat” and/or “python3-sense-hat”, it will install all C and Python libs without changing your firmware.

I did not verified if the sense-hat is fully functionall on OSMC yet :wink: