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A simple interface to everyday GPIO components used with Raspberry Pi

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A simple interface to everyday GPIO components used with Raspberry Pi

Latest release: v0.7.0 Beta 2


The “hello world” program in Java is at least 5 lines long, and contains 11 jargon words which students are taught to ignore.

The “hello world” program in Python is one simple line. However, the “hello world” of physical computing in Python (flashing an LED) is similar to the Java program: 6 lines of code to flash an LED.

Young children and beginners shouldn’t need to sit and copy out several lines of text they’re told to ignore. They should be able to read their code and understand what it means.


Install with pip:

sudo pip install gpiozero
sudo pip-3.2 install gpiozero

Both Python 3 and Python 2 are supported. Python 3 is recommended!


Example usage for lighting up an LED:

from gpiozero import LED

led = LED(2)



Comprehensive documentation is available at


This project is being developed on GitHub. Join in:

  • Provide suggestions, report bugs and ask questions as Issues
  • Help design the API
  • Contribute to the code

Alternatively, email suggestions and feedback to or add to the Google Doc.


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