Hello all. Picking my way around Python and Raspberry Pi after forty-odd years of software development in other languages / environments, so a bunch of preconceived ideas that need shifting. :-)
I’m Freddy and am a bit of a self-taught tinkerer who developed a Raspberry Pi addiction over lockdown…This hobby has turned my garage into somewhat of a mad lab, but I’d love to learn as much as possible to make even more awesome stuff!
Taught my self python for use at work, made a lot of games this lead me to raspberry Pi and Picade. So now I can combine my love of games from the 1980’s and python.
I’m based in the north of England an hour for the Pimoroni flagship. I’m using a version of funny word my roommate invented at university, Grunkhead + “bag of bolts” → grunkyB. Hobbyist programmer and tinkerer, trying to use these skills to prototype sensors for agricultural use.
I am a newby and would like to learn how to resolve ImportError: no module named ‘picographics’ when using pico display
Welcome aboard. What uf2 file did you use? You need the custom Pimoroni version.
Release Version 1.19.6 · pimoroni/pimoroni-pico (github.com)
I also tried /home/pi/Downloads/pimoroni-pico-v1.19.6-micropython.uf2 Same issue
1.15 wouldn’t have Picographics, 1.19.6 does though. Might want to start a new thread on this.
Morning all, I’m looking at trying to work out what I need to turn one of the Pico Enviro+ Pack’s into a PKE style scanner for giggles.
I’ve a few questions around this which I’d like to try and get answers to, but I’ll start a new thread for it I think, rather than clogging here with inane queries such as “can I drive a servo and LED lights from the Pico with the Pack installed, and what’s the best way to do this?”
i’m a real noobie.
I an old foggy. Trying to get Motor2040 to work but not getting past the basics.
I can load micropython and there it goes screwy. I can down load the examples and in theory load them up but it fails on the import primoroni, at the start. There really needs to be a step by step for rank beginners explaining the basic knowledge of putting things together. The 101 of Raspi 1to4 Zero pico breakouts RP2040
Where and how are imports / modules / libs used and located, I presume there are particular ways of doing this.
I come from a PC / mainframe background , Unix / Linux cryptologic for file structure is baffling.
Ahoy! Welcome! :)
To run the Motor 2040 examples you’ll need to download our custom version of MicroPython that has the
motor modules baked in and copy it to your Pico whilst it’s in DFU/bootloader mode. You’ll need the vanilla pimoroni-pico one for Motor 2040.
You might find our beginner Pico tutorial helpful if you’re new to RP2040 - though it sounds like you’ve sussed talking to your board with Thonny already!
@Windmill Blue Text on the Product Pages are links to the how to part of things. ;)
The other place to go is the learn section.
Welcome aboard arrr. =)
Hi, I’m Phil. I’m an UNIX old-timer with 20+ years as an engineer at Sun Microsystems. I’ve been a self-employed system performance consultant for the last 13 years. I’ve lost count of the number of Pi devices in my home and office. I recently bought a pair of Pi400 (as they were all that was available) to carry me over though the chip shortage. I have a few Pibox cases and an the original 8x8 Unicorn Hat (which I now delighted to see has 64-bit support). I have some Pi Pico boards, and am just about to buy some Enviro boards. I do a lot with ZFS in my day job, and have been known to run it up on a 64-bit Pi OS with USB SSDs. See you around.
RetroPI 8 bit enthusiast.
I’m Jonathan. I’m from North Yorkshire.
I’m another one of the old folks that started out on a ZX81. Taught myself to program, but never found anything useful to do until I discovered databases many years later.
I’ve been interested in electronics at a basic level for a long time and microcontrollers when I got my first Arduino, maybe six years ago, which triggered a new hobby.
Recently, I’ve been playing with Node Red and MQTT on Raspberry Pi, Pi Zero, Alexa, Windows Server and Wemos Mini D1 to automate simple things like a relay on my garage door opener, up to generating automatic database reports based on external triggers (like the fire alarm going off).
I’ll never be an expert, but I enjoy that feeling when everything finally comes together and works.
Ditto to that comment. welcome aboard.
Name is Bonedog. Been working with electronics as a hobby since the '70s. Recently got into Raspberry PI a few years ago. Bitten by the “bug” and now have a small stack of five Pi4 boards in a cluster, but most recently discovered the Pico, so am now playing with that, with various OLED displays, and now the Pimoroni Inky Pack. Exploring…
I am PJ fron Sensor.Community, the biggest environmental data platform under the sun.
And actually it is free and open source.
i am a sysadmin and network admin. I am growing up with python but i am still a beginner. I had pleasure to push my pi zero enviro measurements to my influxdb and consult it with grafana :)
I am fond of astronomy and photography.