11x5 pixels of single-colour, message scrolling goodness!
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:
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
Library install for Python 3:
sudo apt-get install python3-scrollphat
sudo pip3 install scrollphat
Library install for Python 2:
sudo apt-get install python-scrollphat
sudo pip2 install scrollphat
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
sudo python setup.py install whichever your primary Python environment may be)
In all cases you will have to enable the i2c bus.
- PowerShell IoT Driver by @DanielSSilva - https://github.com/DanielSSilva/PowerShell-IoT---IS31FL3730-Driver
Documentation & Support
- Guides and tutorials - https://learn.pimoroni.com/scroll-phat
- Function reference - http://docs.pimoroni.com/scrollphat/
- GPIO Pinout - https://pinout.xyz/pinout/scroll_phat
- Get help - http://forums.pimoroni.com/c/support
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:
For complete instructions, see DOCKER.md in the same directory.