Matrix 11x7 - where to start

I’m just not sure where to begin. I’m new to Python, new to electronics in general.

I bought several Pimoroni devices recently (Blinkt, LED shim, Matrix 11x7) and I’m working out how to make them do things. I’ve figured out the dir() function, but that doesn’t give much detail. Where should I be looking to figure out what I can do and how?

Beyond just expanding my understanding, the short term goal is to use one of these to illuminate the interior of a birdhouse that I have set up with a camera under MotionEye.

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

If you go to the product page for a device, like say the LED Shim. There is usually a link to the python library

On that page there is a folder with examples Those same examples should be on your Pi in Pimoroni folder once you run the installer.

And if you go down to the bottom of the GitHub page there often times are a list to the function
reference. That will be the python commands you’ll want to know about.

http://docs.pimoroni.com/ledshim/

Thanks - I missed those documentation pages. The Matrix 11x7 display doesn’t seem to have a similar page - is there anything elsewhere?

If its the 11x7 breakout garden the examples are here,

Unfortunately I don’t see a function reference. Its a little more work but you can usually figure those out from the examples. You just have to try different things to see what works and what doesn’t.