A few weeks ago, the Foundation launched a SenseHAT emulator that worked over your web browser. Given that many Pis are used offline, and also that there are still many older Pis out there that aren’t powerful enough to use the browser version, the emulator didn’t suit everyone.
Enter Python guru Dave Jones who has developed a new lightweight, desktop version that will be useful in both of these circumstances. It’s available now as an installed package and will soon be pre-installed on the Raspbian image. You can find out more, including how to install it, on the Raspberry Pi blog.