|Ryan Rix e7b9a2944e|
Lightrix: Drive Adafruit Neopixels over Matrix
You will need a Raspberry Pi that is attached to your network. I am using a Raspberry Pi Model A+ due to its really adorable formfactor and the fact that I have some WiFi dongles laying about.
First off, get the
rpi_ws281x library working, and verify that
strandtest.py works for you. I followed this Adafruit tutorial to get it working, I would recommend the same; you will need a 3v3->5v logic level converter, which is unfortunate, but it makes this so much easier.
Once you have that working and installed, install the
matrix-client from Pip.
sudo pip install matrix-client pyyaml pytz
Yes, I install it in to the main Python library path, because I'm an infoterrorist. It's an embedded Raspberry Pi, deal with it.
- Create a
python ./lightrix.py --room "<YOUR ROOM ID>" -c ~/.mcatrcand it'll fire up
- Go in to the room and type "rainbow"