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Python API for Astro Pi (Sense HAT) for the Raspberry Pi

Project description

Python module to control the Astro Pi / Sense HAT for the Raspberry Pi used in the Astro Pi mission - an education outreach programme for UK schools sending code experiments to the International Space Station.

Installation

With your Pi connected to the Internet, run the following command (from the command prompt or a Terminal window) to download and start the Astro Pi install script:

wget -O - https://www.raspberrypi.org/files/astro-pi/astro-pi-install.sh --no-check-certificate | bash

This will take about 5 minutes on a Pi 2 and about 15 to 20 minutes on a Pi 1. When it’s finished you’ll see the following message:

You must reboot to complete the Astro Pi installation
Type:
sudo reboot
and press Enter when ready

Reboot the Pi to complete the install:

sudo reboot

The rainbow pattern on the LED matrix should now turn off during boot up.

Usage

Import the Astro Pi module and instantiate an object:

from astro_pi import AstroPi

ap = AstroPi()

Documentation

Comprehensive documentation is available at pythonhosted.org/astro-pi

Contributors

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