Sense hat causing pi to run hot


#1

Running sense hat on pi 3 using python
As soon as python executes import sense_hat the processor speed monitor on the desktop jumps from 2-3% to 75% and stays there until python is exited (when it drops back to 2-3%. This occurs from the command line as well as in a program.

In some instances the temperature warning indicator comes on as well and the pi feels very hot.

It appears importing the module is activating a background process even though no deliberate python program is running.

Any ideas?


#2

I’ve not noticed this before, but it could be related to the Joystick polling loop. Your best bet is to raise an issue on the GitHub repository, where the original authors/maintainers of the Python library may be able to shed some light on it: https://github.com/RPi-Distro/python-sense-hat/issues