Aspiring pianist seeks hat that works


#1

I bought Pianohat the other day - a jewel of a product that sits snugly on my extraordinary Raspberry PI2 like a minature grand piano. But despite a flash new loudspeaker, duly connected thru powered USBs, and all the other good stuff that links PI and I to this extraordinary Pomoroni website - I can´t get it to work. The key was to send the following down the line: ¨curl -sSL get.pomoroni.com/pianohat¨ but all that came back was a sort of gobbledegook with phrases like unable to load onto Python2 or 3 libraries, but examples copied to a working directory (no indication as to where that was) and after what appeared to be resounding success in some aspect of what was going on in the terminal, and`a suggestion that I contact Pomoroni support, the response, which had been checkered with ¨echos¨ended sadly with ´ábort´ Could some kind person please describe the steps I need to take so that I can hit those beautiful keys. Will there be an ON button on the screen?
Ozzie


#2

In my Monday morning haze I’ve just run the script without “piping it to bash” and seen an output very much like you describe. It may be the | bash that you’re missing off the end. Try exactly this:

curl get.pimoroni.com/pianohat | bash

If you’re using one of our small black wired keyboards the pipe, | can be found to the right of the left shift key. It’s a very special character in Bash which tells it to take the gobbledeygook that you’re seeing and send to Bash, which is capable of understanding and running that gobbledeygook.

Good luck!


#3

Whoa - I had no idea a special keyboard was needed and none of the ones I have have a ‘pipe’ key. Can pipe/bash be emulated or must I buy another keyboard? Nevertheless tks for your comment.


#4

Pipe can often look like a line with a small break in the middle. Try "shift + "

There will be a way to type it on your keyboard, even if it’s not obvious.