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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B 1 Other Pi's will work
Pimeroni PiGlow 1  
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Description

Clip the Pimeroni Pi Glow to the board on the GPIO, the very furthest point from the USB ports as per picture above.

Use a terminal window on Raspian etc.

Step 1 Type:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2 Type:

sudo apt-get install python-smbus python-psutil -y

Step 3:

Enable the i2c driver from Raspi-Config in the settings menu or from a terminal window Type: sudo nano /etc/modules and add at the end

i2c-dev
i2c-bcm2708

Save by pressing Ctrl + x and y


Download the sample module by typing into a terminal windows

wget https://raw.github.com/Boeeerb/PiGlow/master/piglow.py


Download the test script

wget https://raw.github.com/Boeeerb/PiGlow/master/Examples/test.py


And run it by typing and setting a number between 0 (off) and 255 (brightest)

sudo python test.py


Other examples can be found here

https://github.com/Boeeerb/PiGlow/blob/master/Examples/


Detailed instructions here
https://github.com/Boeeerb/PiGlow


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