Emulating UnicornHat results in e.g. Jupyter Notebook

I’m just getting started with my new UnicornHat, but travel a lot for work so need to leave it home. Is there a way that I can simulate the output, so I can try out my code on the road?

I was thinking of using something Jupyter Notebook, investigating someway to produce animated gifs. Any thoughts / what do others do in this space?