Claire Pollard, who recently started work for Pi retailer ModMyPi has started to write some tutorials for their website. On 5th November, she published a great tutorial that uses the Raspberry Pi, together with the SenseHAT, to create a fireworks display. Now, obviously this was for the UK’s ‘Guy Fawkes Night’ celebrations, but it seemed a good idea to point it out to everyone now so that you can get a head-start on your New Year’s Eve displays!
You can buy a SenseHAT from ModMyPi here.
There is some terrific re-usable code included in the tutorial and it even goes into threading to make multiple fireworks appear on the SenseHAT at once. It would be fairly simple to adapt the code to use other boards, such as the Pimoroni UnicornHAT (or whatever) so… take a look at the tutorial here and you can find the code on GitHub here.