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Display-o-Tron 3000 Driver

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dot3k
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Hardware Requirements
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You'll need to enable spi.

sudo raspi-config

Then head into Advanced Options -> SPI -> Yes.

And i2c.

sudo vim /etc/modprobe.d/raspi-blacklist.conf

And comment out ( place a # before ):

blacklist i2c-bcm2708

Reboot to make these changes take effect.

Software Requirements
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Next you should install python-smbus and python-dev via apt:

sudo apt-get install python-smbus python-dev

And pip, if you don't have it:

sudo apt-get install python-pip

Then install st7036 and sn3218 using pip:

sudo pip install st7036 sn3218


Usage
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LCD
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import dot3k.lcd as lcd
lcd.write('Hello World!')


Backlight
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import dot3k.backlight as backlight
backlight.sweep(0.5)
backlight.update()

Joystick
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import dot3k.joystick as joystick
@joystick.on(joystick.UP)
def handle_joystick_up(pin):
print("Joystick up!")
Changelog
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1.3
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* Removed plugins from dot3k.menu into examples/plugins folder

1.2
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* Breaking changes with plugin compatibility vs version 1.1
* Many fixes to redraw calls
* Plugin redraw method is now passed the "menu" instance

1.1
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* Fix for joystick on Rev 1 Pi

1.0dev
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* Initial Release

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