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* Added new examples; off, half, white, max,setall
* Union Jack example added
* Union jack fixed indexes, reduced white brightness
* Added vertical scroll animation
* Tidyup, show moved out of inner loop, delay increased
* Arg check corrected, arg decode simplified, brightness default to None
* Brightness set to 1.0 for maximum illumination
* Added 8 colour and 8 colour fade variants of
* Compliance with flake8

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


Full install (recommended):

We've created an easy installation script that will install all pre-requisites and get your Blinkt! up and running with minimal efforts. To run it, fire up Terminal which you'll find in Menu -> Accessories -> Terminal on your Raspberry Pi desktop, as illustrated below:

Finding the terminal

In the new terminal window type the command exactly as it appears below (check for typos) and follow the on-screen instructions:

curl | bash

Alternatively, on Raspbian, you can download the pimoroni-dashboard and install your product by browsing to the relevant entry:

sudo apt-get install pimoroni

(you will find the Dashboard under 'Accessories' too, in the Pi menu - or just run pimoroni-dashboard at the command line)

If you choose to download examples you'll find them in /home/pi/Pimoroni/blinkt/.

Manual install:

Library install for Python 3:

on Raspbian:

sudo apt-get install python3-blinkt

other environments:

sudo pip3 install blinkt

Library install for Python 2:

on Raspbian:

sudo apt-get install python-blinkt

other environments:

sudo pip2 install blinkt


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 install

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

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