Python library and examples for Unicorn HAT HD
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Unicorn HAT HD http://shop.pimoroni.com/products/unicorn-hat-hd

Installing

Full install (recommended):

We've created an easy installation script that will install all pre-requisites and get your Unicorn HAT HD 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/unicornhathd | bash

If you choose to download examples you'll find them in /home/pi/Pimoroni/unicornhathd/. To prototype and try out your code without having to deploy it onto a Raspberry Pi every time, you can use the Unicorn HAT simulator to run a mock Unicorn HAT on your computer.

Manual install:

SPI needs to be enabled to communicate with the Unicorn Hat HD. If the SPI on your Pi is not enabled or you are unsure if it is:

sudo raspi-config nonint do_spi 0
sudo reboot

Library install for Python 3:

sudo apt-get install python3-pip python3-dev python3-spidev
sudo pip3 install unicornhathd

Library install for Python 2:

sudo apt-get install python-pip python-dev python-spidev
sudo pip install unicornhathd

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 apt-get install python-dev python-setuptools
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 SPI bus.

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