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Hands-On Embedded Programming with Qt by John Werner

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Installing the Sense HAT board

Way back in Chapter 1, Setting Up the Environment, you learned that you would need a Raspberry Pi Sense HAT board, but you were told not to install it yet. The reason I put off installing it until now is that it is slightly more complicated than what we've done before, and I was hoping for a cleaner solution.

The complication comes in that the Sense HAT board connects to the General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) connector on the Raspberry Pi, and the LCD touchscreen takes its power from the same GPIO connector. When the Sense HAT board is installed, the power pins from the LCD screen are no longer available.

So, what do you do?

After pondering the problem for a few minutes, I came up with a solution, or, as some ...

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