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README.md

Scroll pHAT https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/scroll-phat

11x5 pixels of single-colour, message scrolling goodness!

Installing

Full install (recommended):

We've created an easy installation script that will install all pre-requisites and get your Scroll 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 https://get.pimoroni.com/scrollphat | 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/scrollphat/.

Manual install:

Library install for Python 3:

on Raspbian:

sudo apt-get install python3-scrollphat

other environments:

sudo pip3 install scrollphat

Library install for Python 2:

on Raspbian:

sudo apt-get install python-scrollphat

other environments:

sudo pip2 install scrollphat

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)

In all cases you will have to enable the i2c bus.

Alternative Libraries

Documentation & Support

Docker image

For those who are curious and interested in learning about Docker on the Pi, this repository includes a fully tested Dockerfile for using the scrollphat library without needing to install it on the base system.

To build, cd into the docker directory and run:

$ ./build_docker.sh

For complete instructions, see DOCKER.md in the same directory.

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