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Python library for driving Pimoroni Blinkt!

Project description


Eight super-bright RGB LED indicators, ideal for adding visual notifications to your Raspberry Pi on their own or on a pHAT stacking header.


Manual install:

Library install for Python 3:

on Raspbian:

sudo apt-get install python3-blinkt

other environments:

sudo pip3 install blinkt

Library install for Python 2:

on Raspbian:

sudo apt-get install python-blinkt

other environments:

sudo pip2 install blinkt


If you want to contribute, or like living on the edge of your seat by having the latest code, you should clone this repository, cd to the library directory, and run:

sudo python3 install

(or sudo python install whichever your primary Python environment may be)

Documentation & Support

Unofficial / Third-party libraries



  • New: Added get_pixel to return colour and brightness of a single pixel


  • Removed try/except from RPi.GPIO import, output was misleading at best

  • Reverted default behaviour of clear on exit


  • Added set_all method to set all pixels

  • Changed default behaviour of clear on exit to reduce module side-effects

  • Move GPIO initialisation to show() to reduce module side-effects


  • Tweaked some methods to show intent as implementation detail only

  • Added docstrings detailing public methods


  • Fixed bug with APA102 pixels that have a small, black die (vs the larger, paler one)


  • set_clear_on_exit now method


  • Range clamping and coercion to integers


  • Various bug fixes


  • Switch to Python


  • Bug fixes for C Library


  • Original C Library

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