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Questions tagged [pigpio]

pigpio is a library for accessing GPIO pins as well as other functions including I2C. pigpio has a client-server architecture , which enables you to remotely control GPIO pins.

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PIGPIO bit banging UART - SLR to plaintext

I've managed to read UART input by SLRO and SLR commands from pgpiod, however, SLR returns UART bit-banged data in the following format: [number of read bytes] [bytes] http://abyz.me.uk/rpi/pigpio/...
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Pigpio reading sensor returning -83”i2c read failed”

I am testing using my new air quality 5 click sensor with my Raspberry Pi (https://www.mikroe.com/air-quality-5-click) using command line. When I enter i2cdetect -y 1it appears at address 48. Then ...
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Multiplexing to 1000 devices, Raspberry Pi and Python

All, I'm working to develop a piece of hardware that allows me to control 1000 outputs (servos) from a single output pin. I'm using pigpio on a Raspberry Pi B3 with python. I'm also using an array ...
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pigpio I2C reply value

I'm sending a command e.g. "wifion" with I2C arduino(master) to RPI(slave) That works perfect but I need to return a confirmation value. How can I send back/reply from the RPI to the Ardunio a value? ...
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PWM with pigpio does not trigger alert function regularly

I combine C examples of pigpio for gpioSetAlertFunc and gpioWaveTxSend working with the same pin. My PWM has several pulses, so I expect alert function to print out a message for me several times. ...
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Is there a GPIO current limit function available, and where is the documentation?

I have read that limits may be programmed for the output current of GPIO pins. However, after reading several online versions of Broadcom's data sheet for the SoC, I've found nothing to corroborate ...
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I2C slave on a RPi Model B with pigpio?

I want to use the I2C slave provided by pigpio with a Raspberry Model B. pigpio documentation says GPIO 18 and 19 are used for that. Unfortunately there is no GPIO 19 on an RPi1. Is it possible to ...
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How can I share a C++ class variable between a thread started with the pigpiod start_thread () method and the main thread?

I've got a C++ class containing some class variable like char some_class::current_command. One of the static methods of this class, say void Play () now calls the pigpiod start_thread () method to ...
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Pigpio Wiegand timeout

I have an RFID keypad linked to my Raspberry Pi. It sends out a Wiegand 26 signal when someone presses a key or presents a card/fob. The code is based on http://abyz.me.uk/rpi/pigpio/examples.html I ...
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enable software i2c on raspberry pi gpio

I am trying to interface more than one sensor with Raspberry Pi Zero W, which communicate using i2c interface. So far I am able to connect sensor to dedicated i2c and read the data. Want to know ...
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How to track steps of multiple stepper motors with different frequencies

I’m working on a small stepper motor driven vehicle powered by a Raspberry Pi 3B. For the motor control, I am using the hardPWM function of the pigpio library from Joan, which is working great. I can ...
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How can I use the RPI3 to generate a sawtooth with frequency around 20kHz?

I am trying to generate a sawtooth waveform from the GPIO, the frequency is high, 20 Khz. is pigpio library my best option?
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How to control the raspberry pi over internet using android app?

I had bought a Raspberry pi 3b+ recently to make many of the projects I had dreamed of. Most of these (or maybe all) involves controlling the GPIO pins over the internet using an app. One of the ...
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pigpiod pid listen on port 8888 [duplicate]

My nodejs app is using pigpio. It keeps getting error because port pigpiod is listen on port 8888 already. I can kill -9 the process but when I restart pi port 8888 is jammed up again. How do i solve ...
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nodejs app running pigpio - error Can't lock /var/run/pigpio.pid

I am trying to run my Nodejs app but keep getting error: initInitialise Cant lock /var/run/pigpio.pid. I tired remove the the file with rm /var/run/pigpio.pid but the error remains. I have read tons ...
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Stepper motor control using wavechain

I am having a bit of trouble using the PIGPIO wavechain function. I am using wavechain to accelerate and decelerate the stepper motor(NEMA 17 ,A4988 driver).Is it possible to avoid executing the ...
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Frequencies available for wavechaining using PIGPIO library

I am working with the PIGPIO library to run stepper motors. I am using wavechains to the STEP pin of the driver. I need help regarding the possible pulse frequencies available for wavechaining. I ...
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using I2C in threads

I have several devices on one I2C Bus and am wondering now what happens, if I have some threads using this one I2C Bus. Do I need to implement a scheduler or is the I2C Bus automatically blocked ...
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How to make a button toggle a led?

I have some code which turns an led on when I hold the button. But only when I am pressing it. Could somebody help me so when I press the button then the light stays on and if I press it again the led ...
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Generating multiple square waves simultaneously

I'm trying to generate 2 simultaneous square waves (50% duty cycle PWM signals) to step two stepper motors (STEP signal to separate motor drivers) on the Raspberry Pi Zero W. I use GPIO12 and GPIO19, ...
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Two data parsing frames for SPI reads of MCP3008 ADC, any advantages or disadvantages of either one?

I am reading an MCP3008 ADC using pigpio, I've abstracted the script below. I have also found a slightly different construction or parsing of the three SPI command bytes and reconstruction of the ADC ...
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OSError: [Errno 121] Remote I/O error or pigpio.error: 'I2C read failed' on MPU6050

So I use MPU6050 to get acceleration from stepper motor linear rail movement(steper motor working in thread, I use pigpio for the motor) by make the MPU6050 can work on threading and it can show data ...
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Problem autostarting pigpiod

On my Pi3B+ I had pigpiod configured to run on boot and I can successfully run compiled c programs; specifically DHTXXD.c which contains:- /* DHTXXD.c 2016-02-16 Public Domain */ #include <stdio....
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AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'send' pigpiod

So I create an another program that can run stepper motor clockwise and counter clockwise with a ramp up and ramp down in there and adding limiter switch on GPIO 16 and 26 to stop the pi....
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Does pigpiod feature a verbose / debug mode?

As I'm currently trying to debug an issue with my SPI link, which is addressed through pigpio, I'd like to make pigpiod write warnings and debug messages (if such occur) to stderr.
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pigpio library serial_wave confusion

I am trying to use joan's pigpio for python to try to write a command from a rpi3 GPIO pin to a peripheral device. the peripheral device uses UART and when it receives a data packet it will then ...
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After switching from pigpio to pigpiod, how can SPI write operations display random bit errors?

I've already written and tested some code using pigpio to drive a Futaba GP9002A VFD. When using the pigpio lib directly, it worked almost absolutely fine, but after migrating to the pigpio daemon (...
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pigpio python serial wave output not correct

I am trying to use joan's pigpio to write a serial command on my Rpi 3 gpio 14(UART0TX).My goal is to write a command from the pi to another device. When i send the command i do not see the ...
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Trying to use pigpio wavechains to drive very specific acceleration and deceleration

I'm working on a kinetic sculpture that involves a large pendulum swinging perpetually left to right. I'm using a raspberry pi 3 B+ / arduino uno with a DM860AC to control a nema 34 stepper. I was ...
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Raspberry as I2C Slave, how to slow down transfer rate?

I have had minor success using the PIGPIO library and interfacing the Pi as an I2C Slave (Using GPIO Pins 18 and 19 as SDA and SCL) with a Campbell CR1000X Datalogger I am encountering a problem ...
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Problem counting pulses

I want to count pulses and find the frequency. Here is the picture of pulses from the oscilloscope: Obviously, frequency is around 1/2.3 ms = 420 Hz. First I tried this program: import RPi.GPIO as ...
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Pigpio setting mode to BCM or BOARD

Is there any option in pigpio library that sets pinout mode as BCM or BOARD ? I decided that in pigpio default is BCM but in RPi.GPIO there is an option to change that like GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BOARD) ...
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When switching to pigpiod, which replacement shall I use for gpioSetTimerFunc()?

When still using the pigpio API "directly", I made extensive use of the gpioSetTimerFunc function, just like this: gpioSetTimerFunc (4, 500, OnRDSDataTimerElapsed); After making pigpiod do all the ...
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Using hardware PWM and audio simultaneously

I am developing a project on a Raspberry Pi 3 B+. I am using the PWM0 channel to send a custom-made IR signal using PiGPIO waves. I gather it might then be possible to use PWM1 for mono audio; is that ...
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Strange signals on GPIO 14 & GPIO 4 when ribbon cable is attached to GPIO

I'm using RP3B. I'm using piscope, as I don't have an oscilloscope available. After I boot my RP3B with nothing attached to the GPIO port, if I start pigpiod and piscope, I see all my GPIO with a ...
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How to read motor RPM open collector tach output

I have this motor which has a tach output that I want to use to read motors RPM, EC centrifugal fan - RadiCal. On page 4 there is a shcematic diagram and it also says Tach output: open collector, 1 ...
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Python pigpio 'no permission to update GPIO'

I am trying to run the following code on my Raspberry: import pigpio import fileinput pi = pigpio.pi() ### Define constants pwm_range = 255 pwm_clock_div = 8 left_motor_dir_pin = 35 ...
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Raspberry PI GPIO Extender [closed]

I am trying to control 42 relays with a Raspberry Pi 3 B+. Due hardware limitations, there I cannot do that with the current amount of GPIO pins. I've found some GPIO Expansion Boards online, but I ...
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RpiZeroW - Can't find `pigpio` while running Python code

I have a python code, using gpiozero. When running this code on a RPI-ZEROW it fails, while running same code on RPI3 it succeeds. All installed pretty much the same ( shown checks below ), pigpio is ...
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pigpio monitor GPIO not detecting change correctly

I am having trouble detecting a level change on pin 16 (or any other pin). My script is as follows: import RPi.GPIO as GPIO from time import sleep GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BOARD) GPIO.setup(16, GPIO.IN, ...
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How to generate a hardware PWM wave for driving an LED through RPIO?

I've looked through the documentation of RPIO, and used GPIO18 to get my PWM up and running. This is my code: from RPIO import PWM servo = PWM.Servo() servo.set_servo(18, 4000) As explained in the ...
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pigpio pwm — gpio <pin_no> bad dutycycle (nnn)

I'm tinkering with the pigpio [C] PWM functions and get ``pio bad dutycycle (nnn)'' messages while cycling an LED with increasing/decreasing gpioPWM() values. As always, any help will be greatly ...
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Running the Waveshare DAC with Python

I've been working on setting up and using the Waveshare High Precision AD/DA. I have it set up but I can't seem to figure out how to use it with Python as it seems to be rather poorly documented. (It ...
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How to read a specific register using spi_xfer from PIGPIO

I am building a single channel LoRa gateway using the RFM95W module. I am using this github repo; single_chan_pkt_fwd, as a guide. However I am not yet using a PCB, even though it is very difficult, ...
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Slow i2cdetect command response after running a program using the pigpio library

System: RPi # B OS: Ubuntu-16.04 Ma'te desktop environment Problem: i2cdetect -y 1 command response ultra-slow after running a program using the pigpio library in a program. ...
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pigpio spi : use an other GPIO for chip select

I'm using the Waveshare High-Precision AD/DA Board, and they not use the default chip select pin of RPi (GPIO# 7, 8) for SPI. Using the pigpio python library, I want to know how to change the chip ...
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Monitor data sent to shift register

I am trying to build a remote control for a jacuzzi using RPI. For that I have been analysing the data between the display and the main board. I found that the display holds 2 shift registers 74HC595 ...
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Speeding up updating of GPIO pins

I have a program where each step, two GPIO pins have their duty cycle updated (I'm using pigpio). I'm running the program for millions of steps (think 50 to 100 million) and running the PWM outputs ...
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Updated info/software/advice on using Raspberry Pi to control stepper motor drivers

It's been almost a year since the last posting in here covering this topic - are there any newer examples or libraries that you (Joan or anyone) know of that do the acceleration ramp, constant run-...
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How to get a power output from raspberry Pi 3 B+

I'm pretty new to these electronics so i'm trying to figure out if I could take a 5V power output from the Pi3 B+. I'm such a noob that I can't figure where the GND and a GPIO with a 5V could be?