Blinkter makes using the Pimoroni Blinkt! even easier by making the library object oriented and adding several convenience methods. The intuitive objects that Blinkter layers on top of the Blinkt! python library greatly improve ease of use and reduce development times.
pip install blinkter
If you want to play around with the Blinkter code, the following steps will guide you through getting the repository and installing the library from your code.
- Make sure that
pip install setuptools
- Next, clone this repository with
git clone https://github.com/speratus/Blinkter.git
- Once the repository is downloaded, install it using this command:
python setup.py install
That's all there is to it. You should be ready to go in no time at all.
Installing into a virtual environment.
Installing Blinkter into a virtual environment is not much harder than a regular installation of Blinkter. Follow steps 1 and 2 as you normally would, but before executing step 3, make sure that your virtual environment is activated.
In linux (and Raspbian), the command is,
On windows this is achieved using the command: NOTE: Blinkter will not run on Windows. It works exclusively on the Raspberry pi.
Doing this will ensure that Blinkter is installed into the appropriate environment.
import blinkter board = blinkter.BlinktBoard() pixel = board.get_pixel(0) #Or whatever pixel you want to manipulate pixel.red() #Or pixel.blue(), or whatever else you want.