Import Error using blinkt library

I’ve got a blinkt connected to a new Pi Zero but I am having problems getting the python library to work.

I’ve installed things following the instructions at and everything seems to have succeeded.

When I follow the examples I get the following…

➜  development sudo python
Python 2.7.9 (default, Sep 17 2016, 20:26:04)
[GCC 4.9.2] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. 
>>> from blinkt import set_pixel, set_brightness, show, clear
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "", line 1, in <module>
    from blinkt import set_pixel, set_brightness, show, clear
ImportError: cannot import name set_pixel

I’ve apt-get updated and upgrade everything and rebooted the pi several times. Can you help me get started?


It’s working now. No idea why…

It might be because your code file was called This confuses Python as is can’t tell where the library called blinkt is actually located.

thanks - you’re probably right. I did delete the file before it started working.