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 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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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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How to use pigpio to control 3 stepper motors with drivers

I need to control 3 independent stepper motors with stepper motor drivers using RPi. Driver of each motor requires STEP pulse to make one step (let's not bother about DIR and ENABLE signals for now). ...
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Problem with PI GPIO using BB SPI

I've developed a PI Python application to replace an old control card which sent bit banging out to daisy chained LED drivers. It all works fine except when I need some fast updating of the LED's. ...
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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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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 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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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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Any GPIO library that supports I2C multi-master mode?

I am thinking of joan's PIGPIO library but I am aware there are others for the RPi, and I was wondering whether there are any that support multi-master I2C mode? As far as I can tell {see here} this ...
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Using SPI with pigpio to transfer data to Pi from an ADC

I've purchased an AD/DA Board in order to use analog inputs in my Pi, here it is: http://www.waveshare.com/high-precision-ad-da-board.htm As you can see it has a trimmer in it and I have wired it to ...
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Rpi python with a PCA9685 PWM controller stopping a digital servo motor problem

I have several servos plugged into a PCA9685 board and controlling them with PCA9685.py, and at the end of the script at pwm.cancel() my SF3218MG (270 degree) and 6221MG (180 degree) servos turn off ...
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pigpio hardware PWM for servos

My goal is to build a pan/tilt system. this works fine: import pigpio pi = pigpio.pi() pi.set_servo_pulsewidth(13,1055) 2 questions: is pi.set_servo_pulsewidth using hardware PWM (I prefer HW PWM) ...
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High-precision time-varying PWM outputs on R Pi

I'e seen a lot of examples of simple PWM on the Pi where relatively high-precision PWM signals at a fixed duty cycle can be generated using WiringPi or pigpio in hardware PWM mode. I have tried ...
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pigpio: Read PWM from RCcontroller then send to ESC via GPIO

Im trying to learn Python by combining my interest in designing an AWD radio controlled car (3D printed, Im decent with Fusion 360 too) with some smarts from Pi/Python to allow things like software ...
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pigpio servo, stop command not reliable

import pigpio import math import RPi.GPIO as GPIO from gpiozero import Button import time GPIO_SERVO_PIN = 27 limit = 17 switch = Button(limit) GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM) GPIO.setup(17, GPIO.IN, ...
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JavaScript library for the HC-SR04 Ultrasonic sensor

I wired the sensor to my Raspberry Pi. My aim is to use JavaScript to get a live reading in the console of the distance, but the module I found has been archived by the author. Code that I found on ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 to Mitutoyo Digimatic interface

I've been trying to interface a Mitutoyo digital caliper. I used the code from here and I think I made the right corrections according to the posters comments but as I checked he was last online in ...
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PiGpio – pass through binary data

I have two ports connected to GPIO on a Raspberry, where I read and send data NMEA sentences to external equipment using the PiGpio library in python, and this is working fine. Now I need to transfer ...
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Raspberry 3 model B v2 I2c slave, ESP8266 I2c master

I try to learn I2C with goal : read my ESP8266 events (I2C master) from my Raspberry 3 model B v2 (I2C slave). I use the Arduino Wire library on the ESP and python pigpio lib on the Raspberry. ...
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pigpio library dependencies missing when compiling Radiohead nRF24 library

I am using Eclipse 2019-06 CDT to compile the Radiohead nRF24L01 library (v1.97) using the pigpio interface (v71) with C++. I get the following errors: rpi/rfs_pizw2/usr/lib/libpigpio.so: undefined ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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Generate multiple waves with specific number steps in a cycle wave

I want to generate a square wave has frequency 40khz on multiple GPIO pins of Raspberry Pi3 with time in order to start to generate wave (phase delay) is different. I have used a function of PIGPIO ...
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How to configure pigpiod to prevent being affected by aplay

I'm using the pigpiod daemon and Python to output IR signals. I'm using raspbian jessie and rpi 3 model b gpio22 to output to leds. After starting the daemon by sudo pigpiod, it works fine and ...
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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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pigpio: Bad I2C Bus

I'm trying to start an I2c communication with my Raspberry Pi using the pigpio library. It works fine for me with SPI, but I really do struggle with I2C. When I use if (gpioInitialize() < 0) ...
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Cannot get pigpio PWM to work with an AC dimmer module

I am using an AC dimmer module to dim a 240V light. I would like to use node.js so I am using the pigpio module. The script is not working as expected as the light bulb goes straight to 100% when I ...
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how to expand GPIO pin for raspberry but still can use pigpio library

If I want to expand GPIO pin that can use as input/output on raspberry via I2C is whether I can use these pin with pigpio library?
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Why was my last AT command routine is not viewed in the output?

As I was using pigpio ,so that I can use the GPIO pins as UART or bit banging the serial. I am using a SIM900 gsm module. Here is the code: import pigpio import time import sys TX=23 RX=18 baudrate=...
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Pi2 + pigpio + overclock + spi_read

I have an app reading temp + humidity from an AM2301. Using pigpio. Python 3.4.3. Newest firmware (as of 8/14/15) using rpi-update. Code is below. Breaks when overclocking the Pi to anything other ...
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PIGPIO without sudo

I am working on setting up an automated deployment of an executable using the PIGPIO C bindings to a Pi Zero. I copy the executable to the pi (into a directory on pi user's desktop) as expected, but ...
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pigpio's sending only partial and inaccurate data

I want to send IR signals with pigpio and receive it, all on a raspberry zero w. To send the data, I use the IR Record and Playback script from the pigpio library. To receive data, I use the code from ...
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Pigpio for I2C slave on Pi Zero and the timing of data from the master

I'm using the pigpio library through pigpiod running on a Rpi Zero configured as a slave. The master is an ATMega328PB. On the Pi I am testing using a modified version of the python script provided in ...
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Is there a way to detect when a key is released in curses?

I'm currently working on a robot that uses keyboard inputs to move servos. I'm using the curses python library to control the key inputs, and pigpio to control the servos. Is there a way to detect ...
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Unexpected behavior with pigpiod after long runtime

for a few months I use python3 with pigpiod (version 71) at Raspberry Pi 3B+ to control some actuators (on/off) and LEDs (on/off/PWM). My dimming algorithm uses the command pi.set_PWM_dutycycle(pin, ...
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Using pigpio and hardware PWM simultaneously

I am using pigpio to read 4 inputs. Everything works fine. And the entire process is a bit long and memory consuming. I also have to use one PWM output. I am planning to use the hardware PWM (pin 12 ...
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Problem with pigpio library and infrared emitter

I have installed an infrared emitter with the following tutorial: https://www.instructables.com/id/Zero-to-Air-Conditioner-Controller-With-Raspberry-/ But I had trouble running the LIRC commands, so ...
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Pigpio Hardware PWM callback is slow

I am trying to drive a servo motor with Raspberry pi. I have selected pigpio library to access GPIO. I need to send a specific number of pulses with a given frequency. But when I callback a function ...
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Raspberry Pi controlled RGB LED strip very dim

I have followed this tutorial https://dordnung.de/raspberrypi-ledstrip/ to hook up my raspberry pi zero w to a 12V rgb led strip. The lights come on and are able to be controlled using pigpiod, ...
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pigpio long wave results in PI_TOO_MANY_CBS

I'm driving a stepper motor with a PI4B and pigpio / Unosquare.PiGpio library for .NET. I'm using the wave module to modulate the pulse to drive the stepper motor. This works pretty good, until I ...
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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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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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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 ...