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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How can you use pigpio to set a specific position for a continuous rotation servo?

Running my code with a normal 180 degree servo will move it to a user-specified angle and then hold it there. But when using a continuous rotation servo, it keeps rotating constantly for 500 <= ...
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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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Using pigpios waves and audio output

I am using a Raspberry Pi 3 B+. I want to play audio through the 3.5mm jack and use PWM at the same time or successively to simulate a IR-Remote. I know that you can't use the hardware PWM while ...
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433mhz Status sockets project

I've been working on getting a Home automation project going for a while, using a Rasp pi 1b (26 pin header). This is a well trodden path by others, as it is a project to control status remote sockets:...
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pigpio.error: 'no permission to update GPIO' Only on some pins

I am having an issue where I get this error 'no permission to update GPIO'. whenever I try to address certain gpio pins. I looked at other posts that had similar issues but they seemed to have either ...
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pigpio bsc_xfer_t char problem

I am implementing an I2C slave in c with PIGPIO and I have run into a snag. I want to send numbers. The struct is typedef struct { uint32_t control; /* Write */ int rxCnt; ...
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A stop job is running for Daemon required to control GPIO pins via pigpio

Since I installed Buster I have experienced slow shutdown. A message is displayed:- A stop job is running for Daemon required to control GPIO pins via pigpio and persists for 90 seconds. I have ...
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AC mains dimmer dimming 7W LED lamp problem (RpiZero + MPDM V4.1)

I'm trying to dim a 7W LED with a Raspberry Pi Zero for home automation. However it doesn't work as expected. I followed this tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqY4-gHqvZI . I have the exact ...
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Active Piezo Buzzer Makes Sound On Both Rpi GPIO Low and High Level Signal

Goal: I want to replace a status-LED with a status-buzzer I use the same code which worked with the status-LED: (1) on start set buzzer to LOW (2) wait some time, than "blink" once (HIGH 200 ms then ...
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use GPIO and/or UART to slow initiate K-line (ISO9141-2) communication with Audi ECU

Related to this question I'm learning to use the Pi GPIO and Python serial to communicate through an IC (L9637D) to interrogate PIDs for alarms etc. I can't get past the slow initiation sequence! ...
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Problem handling failed call to pigpio

I've written some python code using pigpio over a network. I have two questions I can't seem to solve myself: Can I change the timeout when calling the pigpidaemon with pigpio.pi(<ip number>). ...
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What is the frequency and cycle length of the pigpio library?

I've got a raspi 3b with an esc and a brushless motor attached. I can run the motor using pigpio the following commands: # First start the pigpio daemon sudo pigpiod # calibrate the esc pigs s 12 ...
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Why are some services only listening on IP6

I have previously asked a question Cannot remotely connect to pigpiod (now deleted) but never resolved the issue. This is a more generic question. sudo ss -lntp State Recv-Q Send-Q Local ...
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PC/Xbox Controller servo control

I am making a project where I want to use a PC/Xbox controller to control my servos with analog sticks. I've been following this tutorial and I've used the code down below to control my servo motor ...
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Python: fail to execute gpiozero Button command inside Class

while this code succeeds: def press_on(): print('press') HWButs = gpiozero.Button(21) HWButs.when_pressed = MainApp.init_buts.press_on inside a class, pressing the ...
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PIGPIO problem with delay on scripts

I am trying to run an old Raspberry Pi 2011.12 as a server to control a RGB LED strip. To this I am using PIGPIO since this is the best solution (RPi.GPIO is software based, which creates flickering). ...
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generated pulse with delay time before it generated

I want to generate about 16 square wave with delay time initial as the following figure .It mean each pulse generated must delay with a value of delay time before it generated with frequency about ...
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“initMboxBlock: init mbox zaps failed” when using pigpio library in a daemon using node.js

I am writing a daemon using node.js, running under systemd and it will monitor the status of the power supply voltage on a raspberry pi 2 B. I am using the node.js wrapper to the pigpio library The ...
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Wireless doorbell using gpiod

Good Morning, I have a non issue that I am just curious how its working. So I have a wireless doorbell that I built. It works using the gpiod and remote gpio. So I have a chime unit that I built with ...
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pigpio, update xfer.txBuf

Question refactored: Im currently struggling to understand how to update the transmit FIFO of the bsc_xfer. For reference: Slave side: int main(int argc, char** argv) { int GPIO = gpioInitialise();...
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Pigpio not calling Callback for first rising or falling edge

I have some sample code (taken out of my larger program) that regularly (but not always) missing the first rising edge: #!/usr/bin/python import pigpio, time def callback(g, l, t): print("Callback ...
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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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Raspberry as an I2C SLAVE

Does anyone know how to setup a Raspberry Pi 3 as an I2C slave (in C++)? Before someone answers saying that it's not possible, it is possible. Here is a link that says it is possible (pigpio ...
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GPIO Newbie, can i connect this Crazepony FPV Camera to the Raspberry Pi?

I am a complete noob when it comes to RPi and GPIO I want to connect 2xthis Crazepony FPV Camera 1.2G 1000TVL 1/4 CMOS 2.8mm Lens FOV170 Degree NTSC Mini FPV Camera to the RPi over GPIO pins, but don'...
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Counting Two Pulses Generated By Rotating Motor

I want to Count pulses based on some Conditions which are: (1) Count all the rotations generated during motor Rotations. (2) Count all the motor rotation pulses when an additional signal is enabled. ...
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PIGPIO not detecting I2C device but i2cdetect -y 1 detects it and I can even run my codes well in SMBUS

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. My I2C device which is this (exact breakout board) isn't getting detected through PIGPIO Library. The sensor works very well with the example codes which uses SMBUS ...
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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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Python boot run script act strange with GPIO (software serial)

I put my python script as boot running(rc.local) on my headless Rpi 3B+. It meant to controls three identical devices through serial cable and I am using GPIO PINS[17,27,22] for the software serial. ...
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Not able count Pulses Generated by PLC

I am using the below code to capture the pulses and count pulses for a specified interval but the output not as what i expected. For every pulse it is giving uncertain value. The pulse i want to ...
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GPIO PWM. ESCs still run different after calibration

I’m putting a quadcopter together. I’m using a python script to calibrate the ESCs... they beep like a blinking led when I give them power. Then I run the calibrate script and they give me the proper ...
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Is there a way to slow down servo movement speed?

Despite searching I was not able to find an answer to this question. I have a servo attached to a pin that moves an arm back and forth. The problem is that it moves too quickly. Is there a way ...
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Pigpio on callback get value

I currently have some code that I found that constantly outputs a value from a digital caliper. However, I want to modify this so that it is inside a function that can return that is returned from ...
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Pigpio equivalent of GPIO's event_detected() function?

Is there an pigpio equivalent to GPIO's event_detected() function? I need something that is constantly watching for a button press. The code I currently have doesn't consistently detect it (python ...
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Alternatives to LIRC for transmitting IR codes

Alright, I've managed to get LIRC to work on a Pi 3, but not on a zero w running raspbian lite. I have the infrared codes I want to send (e.g 0x40BF or 0x8877) and I'm wondering if there's another ...
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Software serial send with PIGPIO sending garbage

I have been using the excellent PIGPIO (http://abyz.me.uk/rpi/pigpio/python.html) to communicate with two RFID readers. One is attached to the inbuilt UART while I have been using PIGPIO to connect ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero as master communicating with multiple Raspberries Pi Zero over I2C

The project I'm working on involves in total 8 raspberries, one master and all others acting as slaves. The goal is to write to all Pi's and read back their answer. Communication using the master ...
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PiGPIO inconsistent when using servo

so I will do the following command once and it will work and then the same sequence of commands never works again. Any help is appreciated, thanks! The commands are to first arm some ESCs then ...
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Is Joan's pigpio rotary Encoder C library callable from python ctypes?

I'm using Python class Rotary Encoder to implement a Position PI on a stepper motor and using this encoder H6BM-1000-500-IE-S-H The code is working quite well, however I'm getting an error of ~5mm ...
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Busybox init, is it possible to delay execution of init.d script conditionally?

I would like to boot into a python app. My python app has the excellent pigpiod daemon as a prerequisite. I am using Busybox init process. I have a pigpiod launch script /etc/init.d/SXpigpiod and my ...
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CE1 not going low for pigpio.spi_open() with flags

I'm attempting to modify joan's test script (https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/44320/42126) for an RPi SPI master to communicate with an Atmega328P slave. I cannot change which GPIO pins I have ...
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How fast can GPIO pins toggle on the Pi 4?

Benchmarking of the Pi 4 using the Python GPIO Zero library shows a significant increase in the frequency of toggling a GPIO pin on and off compared to previous models. This result is attributed 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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Interrupt issue - Wiringpi and pigpio show different values for pin

I am having an issue with raspberryio/wiringpi interrupts. A lot of extra interrupts are generated. My configuration is as follows: Physical pin 16: Set as input Pulldown resistor Interrupt ...
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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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ESC Initialization using Pigpio

I have been tasked with a little RC demo at our trade counter, and I need to control a few servo's and a ESC to run a motor. I have been trying to fumble my way around to no real avail, I have used ...
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Waveform not cancelling out hardware PWM

I've run into problems using pigpio's wave generator in combination with hardware PWM. Currently I'm working on a motion control with acceleration/sustain/deceleration phases. The phases are saved ...
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Why is pigpio library not moving my servo when the same pin number works perfectly with RPi.GPIO?

I am working on a self driving rc car project and I need a servo to steer my car. As I was getting a bit jitter with RPi.GPIO I tried pigpio library. I am using a Raspbery Pi Model B. But it won't ...
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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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Writing to a sensor register using i2c bitbanging library not working - PiGPIO library on Raspberry Pi

I am trying to configure a sensor connected to Rpi over an i2c bus. I am using PiGPIO library with Python to do this. To configure the sensor, I need to write a certain value to some registers and ...