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Python library for driving Pimoroni Plasma!

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https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/plasma

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

Installing

Manual install:

Library install for Python 3:

on Raspbian:

sudo apt-get install python3-plasmalights

other environments:

sudo pip3 install plasmalights

Library install for Python 2:

on Raspbian:

sudo apt-get install python-plasmalights

other environments:

sudo pip2 install plasmalights

Using Plasma

Plasma installs two programs onto your Raspberry Pi. plasma itself and a tool called plasmactl you can use to install and switch lighting effects. Plasma runs as a service on your system.

plasmactl commands:

  • plasmactl 255 0 0 - Set Plasma lights to R, G, B colour. Red in this case.
  • plasmactl <pattern> - Set Plasma lights to pattern image
  • plasmactl fps <fps> - Change plasma effect framerate (default is 30, lower FPS = less CPU)
  • plasmactl --list - List all available patterns
  • sudo plasmactl --install <pattern> - Install a new pattern, where <pattern> is the filename of a 24bit PNG image file

Development:

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 setup.py install

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

Documentation & Support

1.0.0

  • API refactor, use plasma.legacy for old API
  • USB support for Picade Player X

0.0.1

  • Initial Release

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