davros at bellaliant.net
Wed Sep 9 21:03:04 CEST 2015
As per the suggestion of two of you I went to the Raspberry Pi
newsgroup. Dennis is also there and has been posting in response to my
problems. Between there and the Raspberry Foundation website I discovered
that my wiring did not match my code and changed all PUD_DOWN to PUD_UP
and all GPIO.RISING to GPIO.FALLING because I was wired to the ground pin.
Someone suggested code very close to what hakugin suggested.
Right now I have response buttons that work, but the colour of the LED
strip is not correct. It adds colours instead of changing to a new one. I
hit red, it pulses red, I hit blue, it pulses red and blue, making purple.
It appears now my problem is more about Python usage than anything else,
so I am asking for help here as well as having already asked elsewhere.
Tried using a go to black command (led.set_color(name="black")) and a
turn off command (led.turn_off()) before the pulse command to reset the
colour and these did not work. To see what would happen I removed the
"while colour == 1:" (or == 2: or ==3:) line and it acted as expected.
The LED pulsed once. However, it would pulse the correct colour, it would
not add colours together.
So the while loop seems to be the cause of my problem, but it is needed
to keep the pulse repeating as far I can know. Maybe Python has another
way to repeat the function.
Here is the code I was working from:
from blinkstick import blinkstick
import RPi.GPIO as GPIO
led = blinkstick.find_first()
colour = 0
time_red = 0
time_yellow = 0
time_blue = 0
timestamp = time.strftime("%H:%M:%S")
GPIO.setup(22, GPIO.IN, pull_up_down=GPIO.PUD_UP)
GPIO.setup(23, GPIO.IN, pull_up_down=GPIO.PUD_UP)
GPIO.setup(24, GPIO.IN, pull_up_down=GPIO.PUD_UP)
colour = 1
while colour == 1:
led.pulse(red=255, green=0, blue=0, repeats=1, duration=3000,
colour = 2
while colour == 2:
led.pulse(red=255, green=255, blue=0, repeats=1, duration=3000,
colour = 3
while colour == 3:
led.pulse(red=0, green=0, blue=255, repeats=1, duration=2000,
GPIO.add_event_detect(22, GPIO.FALLING, callback=red_button,
GPIO.add_event_detect(23, GPIO.FALLING, callback=yellow_button,
GPIO.add_event_detect(24, GPIO.FALLING, callback=blue_button,
if colour == 1:
time_red += 1
elif colour == 2:
time_yellow += 1
elif colour == 3:
time_blue += 1
print "\033[0;41;37mRed Team:\033[0m ", time_red
print "\033[0;43;30mYellow Time:\033[0m ", time_yellow
print "\033[0;44;37mBlue Time:\033[0m ", time_blue
flog = open("flag1.log", "a")
flog.write(timestamp + "\n" + "Red Team: " + str(time_red) + "\n" +
"Yellow Team: " + str(time_yellow) + "\n" + "Blue Team: " + str
(time_blue) + "\n")
Any advice about the while loop for the colour pulsing is appreciated.
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