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Python is a general-purpose, dynamically typed, object-oriented high-level programming language. Interpreters for versions 3.x and 2.x come installed on the Raspberry Pi's most popular operating system distributions.

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How do I download the Python libraries without a direct internet connection on my Pi?

I live in the sticks and don't have a direct internet connection on my Pi. I need to download the Python libraries and move them locally offline. How can I download them from somewhere I do have an ...
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Custom White Balancing with picamera

I need a method to set the White Balance of the raspberry pi camera by "teaching it". Such as it is in DSLR cameras, I'd like to show a white picture to the camera and say "OK, this is white, now ...
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Activate virtualenv & start script on boot - RPi

I am trying to start a python script that exists in a virtualenv from bootup on my RPi. From reading this post and the RPi rc.local post I know that I will have to add something like this to /etc/rc....
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Raspberry Pi camera doesn't work only displays red light

When I run my code, I get this error: No data received from sensor. Check all connections, including the Sunny one on the camera board The red light on the camera module glows, but doesn't ...
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Reading serial data from Arduino

I have am working on a project where I'm trying to get a Raspberry Pi to play some sounds when triggered by button presses on an Arduino. The command is sent to Raspberry Pi through serial. I used ...
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Is there a way to read the pullup status of a GPIO pin in python with, or if not, without pigpio?

I've discovered pigpio and am starting to learn to use it with Python. I thought I would use it to "discover" the pullup status of a pin before setting it, but while mode has both .set_mode() and ....
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PIL.Image from picamera.capture()

I want to get an image from the pi camera module and use the pillow imaging library to modify the image. The way I have been doing it up to now is to take a picture with the camera and then open that ...
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How to cross-compile OpenCV and copy python bindings?

I want to install dlib and OpenCV on Raspberry Pi 2. As you know, if I try to compile those on the Pi directly, then a) It takes a lot of time (3-4 hours for dlib and then 2 for OpenCV) and b) It is ...
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Multiple Callbacks from GPIO interrupt

I created a quick program that uses the GPIO library to create an interrupt with a callback that is initiated when a (pink) button is pressed. It works, but when the button is pressed and then ...
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How can I use a LCD display with a I2C adapter?

I'd like to try to communicate to a 16x2 LCD display, however whole docs I found assume I should connect the whole pin-out however I got some kind of I2C adapter from mjkdz.com which makes a 4 pin ...
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Get USB address

I have a FTDI USB-Serial (UART) IC connected to my Raspberry Pi. When I type lsusb I can see all my USB buses: Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 002: ID ...
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ADS1256 Python Libraries

So the other day I got myself a Waveshare High Precision AD/DA Expansion Board for my Pi-3. The ADC on the board is an ADS1256, and I am having trouble finding code libraries to use with it. ...
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Is there a way to enable VNC on my Pi with python?

I am creating a system and I want to make it as quick and painless to deploy as possible. I also need people who are unfamiliar with RPi to deploy it. So I am creating an installer that can handle ...
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KeyboardInterrupt Handling with picamera

So I have a python program in which I'm using the picamera library to shoot pictures and record video. I'm using my program for scientific purposes and my goal is keep each picture as close to the ...
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How to initialize an ESC with Python code [duplicate]

I can't make my brushless motor move; it kepps on beeping. I have connected it to an electronic speed control (ESC) and am trying to signal the ESC from the GPIO pins of Raspberry pi B+. How do I ...
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Launch Python script from Cron in foreground

I have developed a Python script that I would like to run at every boot of the Pi. The script in question is one that I do not want to run in the background. It will be controlling the display of ...
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Python script does not run when called by service

I have written a python program that continuously parses my current IP and emails it to me if it changes that I want to begin running as soon as the computer boots up: /home/pi/sendIP.py#note that ...
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turn screen on and off with motion sensor

I'm working on a project which will use a PIR motion sensor to turn on a connected HDMI monitor when there's someone in the room, and turn it off when they leave. I'm new to Linux, but not to Python. ...
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How do I write my temperature data to Windows Azure's Sqldatabase?

I'm new to Raspberry PI and need help on this part as I need to write my temperature data to Windows Azure's Sqldatabase. import smbus import time import datetime #SMBus(0) - Raspberry Pi Model A #...
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Can I copy paste the SD card and use all developed programs?

I have used the NOOBs image and installed Raspbian distribution. I have another Pi with several scripts and programs I want to recreate to the new Pi. Can I do a simple copy of all documents from ...
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Capturing serial number of 2 USB RFID Reader in python (PI+2 RFID (Mifire RFID))

I've tried several programs to capture the serial number of 2 USB RFID Reader. I use 2 Mifire RFID (named RFID A & RFID B) and they connected to my Raspberry Pi. I want the Raspberry Pi ...
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how to make radio wave with pi2

As pi2 have processing power of 900MHz it can generate upto 250Mhz radio frequency. I have run fm_transmitter on pi2 it was working but only with one song(star_wars.wav) and code was in c++. Does ...
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How to set a permission to call a Python script from PHP?

I connected an Arduino Nano via USB to my Raspberry PI3. The Arduino is programmed to send (via serial) 16 bytes of information every 500 milliseconds. In this RPi3 I have Python, Apache2 and PHP5 ...
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Start/stop Fan at certain time

I have connected a fan to my raspberry pi with a transistor that sits on pin 5 ( GPIO 5 ).' I followed an online "guide" to make it. I would like to make a script that makes it run during the day, ...
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How to run python script on pi without logging in everytime

I want my pi to run a python script on it everytime I plug it into any power source. My pi collects data from MSP430x and upload it on a cloud server. I want to keep it running all the time and I can'...
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spidev.xfer2 in python gives IOError: [Errno 22] Invalid argument

I am currently trying to follow this tutorial. I keep running into errors for the RPi part. I have received several error related to SPI. I removed SPI from my blacklist and followed the instructions ...
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smbus/I2C sensor returns fixed data

I am attempting to use a sensor in conjunction with a raspberry pi smbus. When I try and read a specific byte of data, it returns 181. No matter what byte you tell it to read it returns 181, ...
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Using a switch, not push button, to play mp3s

I'm trying to setup a switch on a breakout board which, upon flicking the switch, will allow me to play a short mp3, then loop a second mp3 until I switch it off. When I do so, I want it to play a ...
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trying to run 6 USB cameras simultaneously on a single Raspberry Pi 3B+ with add-on 4 port USB hub with external power

We are trying to simultaneously run 6 cameras on a Raspberry Pi 3B+ with an add-on 4 port USB hub that has an external power supply. The cameras are set at 15 FPS with a colour image size of 640 X 480....
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How do I Install Kivy for python 3.4 on my raspberry? Is that possible?

The question is on the title XD How do I Install Kivy for python 3.4 on my raspberry? Is that possible? I tried using the https://kivy.org/docs/installation/installation-rpi.html guide but thats only ...
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How should I properly communicate 2 Raspberry Pi via UART?

I'm testing serial communication with Python pyserial module. I try to communicate some strings between two Raspberry Pi's ... I tested transmitter and receiver code at same device connecting it's ...
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QtPy5 on Raspbian, getting ImportError: cannot import name QtCore

I need to be able to use the latest WebKit that includes WebRTC support How do I install Qt5+QtPy5 on Raspbian? What I have tried so far... Installed Qt5 on RPi2 - PASS Native build Qt5 on RPi2 ...
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Fastest Hardware Interrupt software?

I'm wiring my Raspberry pi to a USdigital encoder , especifically this model "H6BM-1000-500-IE-S-H" , it has 1000 signals per revolution , I've followed the tutorial on http://raspi.tv/2013/how-to-...
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Installing Kivy on Raspberry Pi 3 and making it work with Python 3.4

(This may be a duplicate of an unanswered question at How do I Install Kivy for python 3.4 on my raspberry? Is that possible? , but I'd like to add some details to this.) I have followed the default ...
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Why can't I connect to my Raspberry Pi through SSH on my PC or a phone app?

I tried to SSH into my Pi using PuTTY, but I got an error: Network Error: Connection timed out I have checked my router, noted that the device is indeed connected to the network, I was able to use ...
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GPIO outputs not changing on specific GPIO ports

I'm using a Rpi B rev2 and I'm having problems changing the output of ports 2,3,4,5,6 (BCM). All the other ports work perfectly. I searched for documentation and I see the only thing that sets these ...
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Using python with bluetooth to communicate

I'm trying to write a simple program to communicate between the RPi and a bluetooth cellphone. I went with this tutorial: Bluetooth Python tutorial for RPi and was able to connect to the phone and ...
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Upgrade from Python 2.7 to 3.3,x

How do I uninstall Python 2.7 and install the latest Python 3.3.x? Tried using "upgrade" but it didn't solve my problem.
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Does the Raspberry Pi support I2C multi-master configurations?

We are using Raspberry Pi 2 single board computers for test automation (they run our feature test against an actual DUT). Our Device Under Test (DUT) uses I2C multi-master mode to communicate with its ...
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How to Run pigpiod on boot

In order to use pigpio Module in Python (remote GPIO for Raspberry Pi ), pigpiod has to be loaded to memory on each RPi. what is the right way to to it ? during Ubuntu's boot or a part of Python's ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 and thermal printer

I try to print some text with python and a thermal receipt printer by a Raspberry Pi 2 model B. I use the library developped by Adafruit and the printer sold by Adafruit too. But it fails. The only ...
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Display IP Address on Character Based LCD

I need to know the IP address of my raspberry pi. I need to do this with a Character LCD display. So here's what I have done so far. I can display text on a HD44780 based 16x2 LCD connected to my ...
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Why can't I turn on an LED through Python?

I have an LED connected to pin 11 on the Raspberry Pi header, (also known as BCM/GPIO pin 17, and GPIO0). I have installed the Raspberry Pi Python library according to these instructions. Attempt 1 ...
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how do I enable JPEG support with PIL?

By default, PIL doesn't have jpeg support on the Raspberry Pi, so it returns the following: IOError: decoder jpeg not available This can also be seen while installing PIL: *** JPEG support not ...
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Controlling a fan on a relay with python

I have a Raspberry pi Model B revision 2 and I've set up a mini 5v fan on a relay switch which i want to control with python now. I will be running a crontab every hour to check the temperature of the ...
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GPIO stuck in High Mode

I'm new to this whole RP world, and I'm trying to learn it. I've been trying to follow this post, and connected my Pi this image below Connection between Pi and Adafruit T-Cobbler Plus Wiring ...
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Python script run from crontab does not recognize USB drive mounted later

I am having a bit of a problem here, I really hope some of you can point me in the right direction: I made a python3 program running a loop and checking if the file /DATALOGGER/DATALOGUSB/SETUP.py ...
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Pi to act as GSM voice phone

I won't know for certain until I've implemented it, but I've marked ppumkin's answer as The Answer. I will have a Huawei 3G (or GSM) dongle attached to my raspberry pi. I haven't purchased it yet, ...
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Unable to capture image using the Raspberry Pi Camera Python

The raspistill -o image.jpg command successfully captures images. But when I try capturing from a really simple Python script, I get an error. The script is from picamera import PiCamera cam = ...
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How to install python3-matplotlib on RasPi?

I hope there is a simple way to install python3-matplotlib package on my RasPi. My OS is raspbian. I've tried already: sudo pip3 install matplotlib (command gcc failed with exit status 1) also: ...