Python library for Inky pHAT
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Inky pHAT

Note that Inky pHAT uses a new display now (as of early December 2017), and requires an updated library. This new library automagically detects the display version, so should work interchangeably with the old and new displays.


Full install (recommended):

We've created an easy installation script that will install all pre-requisites and get your Inky pHAT 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

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

Manual install:

Library install for Python 3:

sudo apt-get install python3-inkyphat

Library install for Python 2:

sudo apt-get install python-inkyphat


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 apt-get install python-dev python-setuptools
sudo python3 install

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

In all cases you will have to enable the SPI bus.

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