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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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remote connection pigpio

Asking the other day this question I discovered a new fascinating world, the gpio zero library. My first code was this (an example to blink a led): from gpiozero import LED from time import sleep ...
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Any way to add more GPIOs to the AIY Voice Kit?

I'm working on a project using the google AIY Voice Kit V2 as a base. I'm planning on adding a keypad which requires 12 GPIOs. Does anyone know of a way to add more GPIOs to the Pi Zero W with AIY ...
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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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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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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 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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RFID RC522 reader pigpio check error

I'm trying to connect Raspberry PI 3 B+ with RFID-RC522 (following this guide https://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2018/02/rc522-rfid-tag-read-raspberry-pi/). But I got stuck at the hardware ...
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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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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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Connect 3 Raspberry pi using i2c

I'm trying to use i2c to exchange messages between 3 raspberry pi, all of them must receive a message do something and then send a response. Raspberry as an I2C SLAVE From here I came up with a ...
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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 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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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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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 ...