Library and examples for Scroll pHAT. 11x5 LEDs of goodness!
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Scroll pHAT

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


Full install ( recommended ):

We've created a super-easy installation script that will install all pre-requisites and get your Scroll pHAT up and running in a jiffy. To run it fire up Terminal which you'll find in Menu -> Accessories -> Terminal on your Raspberry Pi desktop like so:

Finding the terminal

In the new terminal window type the following and follow the instructions:

curl -sS | bash

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

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

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

Documentation & Support

Docker image

For those who are curious and interested in learning about Docker and 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:

$ ./

For complete instructions, see in the same directory.