Blinkt for specific GPIO of Raspberry Pi


#1

I am using Blinkt LEDs to show different states of Raspberry Pi. As I understood from the decription of Blinkt, it uses GPIO 23 and 24 to drive the LEDs. But I have a feature in my project where I have to redirect the ACT LED of Raspberry Pi 3 (green light indication) to any GPIO and show it using different LED. This I am doing by adding the below line in config.txt

dtoverlay=pi3-act-led, activelow=off, gpio=15

Now problem is Blinkt covers the entire GPIO set and no where I can connect different LED to GPIO 15. Is there a way to bring this green LED indication from GPIO 15 to any LED of Blinkt ??


#2

To get access to the GPIO pins mount a Proto Zero https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/protozero or Proto Hat https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/adafruit-perma-proto-hat-for-pi-mini-kit between your Pi and Blinkt. Just use a stacking header that is male one end and female on the other end. The one here with the 11mm pins. https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/2x20-pin-gpio-header-for-raspberry-pi-2-b-a


#3

Another way to do it is mount one of these in there https://shop.pimoroni.com/collections/raspberry-pi/products/pico-hat-hacker someplace between the Pi and Blinkt. Like in the picture.