The Pimoroni Inky pHAT

This tutorial will show you how to install the Pimoroni  Inky pHAT Python library, and then walk through its functionality. You’ll learn how to run the a few of the included examples: the calendar and the name badge. For the complete tutorial you can go the the Pimoroni website:

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Inky-pHAT1

https://learn.pimoroni.com/tutorial/sandyj/getting-started-with-inky-phat

Inky-pHAT2
Inky-pHAT2

First thing I did on my Raspberry Pi Zero WH was open a new terminal window and update the software to tun the Pimoroni  Inky pHAT:

sudo pip install –upgrade inkyphat

Inky-pHAT3
Inky-pHAT3

Then I made sure my version of Raspbian was up to date with this command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Inky-pHAT4
Inky-pHAT4

Then I the following command to setup the Inky pHAT:

curl https://get.pimoroni.com/inkyphat | bash

Inky-pHAT5
Inky-pHAT5

Once that’s done reboot your Pi to let the changes propagate.

After the reboot open up a terminal window and navigate to:

cd /home/pi/Pimoroni/inkyphat/examples

Once there you can then type “ls” to see the examples in that directory. I did the calendar:

python cal.py

Inky-pHAT6
Inky-pHAT6

Then:

python hello.py “Single-Board.com”

Inky-pHAT7
Inky-pHAT7

Final thoughts:

I am very happy with the completion of this project. It seems that all the soldering I did on the header works as intended. I will update more as I intend to use this Inky pHAT in all of my future projects. I will definitely be adding my logo on there!

What is next weeks project?

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Inky-pHAT8