SkyWriter hat not working


#1

well I bough the skywriter hat in January ,and finally got around to trying it , but its not working ,I’m using the pimoroni dashboard and the examples … but nothing happens … I use same Pi to run the drumhat and pianohat I bought at the same time and they work just fine ,any ideas thanks ,jack


#2

How are you connecting it to the pi?

How are you running the examples?

Are there any errors?


#3

hello, plugged directly into the gpio ,using pimoroni dashboard to install , and then going to the pimoroni folder and right click file and execute, or python 3 and going through file open file ect ect .I do get errors …too long to type in here and trying to send a file from the pi browser using Hotmail it like trying to pull teeth from a giant tiger …I’I a windows user , and Linux and me don’t really get along ,but I try hard .lol, I will try later to get the error message info to post here ,thanks


#4

The error message will be instrumental in finding the problem maybe you could try putting it in a text file on a flash drive if you have one handy.


#5

this was what I got the last time I tried it ,

Traceback (most recent call last):Got firmware info

File “/home/pi/Pimoroni/skywriter/examples/umouse.py”, line 7, in
mouse = uinput.Device([uinput.REL_X, uinput.REL_Y, uinput.BTN_LEFT])
1.3.14;p:Hills
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.4/dist-packages/uinput/init.py”, line 178, in init
self.__uinput_fd = fd or fdopen()
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.4/dist-packages/uinput/init.py”, line 84, in fdopen
return _libsuinput.suinput_open()
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.4/dist-packages/uinput/init.py”, line 68, in _open_error_handler
raise OSError(code, “%s. Perhaps load the uinput kernel module first?” % msg)
FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] Failed to open the uinput device: No such file or directory. Perhaps load the uinput kernel module first?
Got firmware info
1.3.14;p:Hills

Got firmware info
1.3.14;p:Hills
Got firmware info
1.3.14;p:Hills
Got firmware info
1.3.14;p:Hills
Got firmware info
1.3.14;p:Hills
Got firmware info
1.3.14;p:Hills
Got firmware info
1.3.14;p:Hills
Got firmware info
1.3.14;p:Hills
Got firmware info
1.3.14;p:Hills
Got firmware info
1.3.14;p:Hills
Got firmware info
1.3.14;p:Hills
Got firmware info
1.3.14;p:Hills
Got firmware info
1.3.14;p:Hills
Got firmware info
1.3.14;p:Hills


#6

just tried running keyboard.py file and it gives error , Trackback(most recent call last)
file “home/pi/pimoroni/skywriter/examples/keyboard.py”, line 4 in (module)
import error : no module named ‘autopy’

thanks for the help