Trying to get Skywriter working


#1

I bought a skywriter and I am trying to get it to work on my raspberry pi 2 B. Starting from a clean install of raspbian jesse and directions on the pimoroni support site on github I began with:

% curl -sS | bash
% cd Pimoroni
% cd skywriter
% cd examples
% sudo python test.py

Nothing happens. No response to waving over or touching the SkyWriter.

So my next thought was to make sure all is updated:

% sudo apt-get update
% sudo apt-get upgrade
% sudo rpi-update
% sudo reboot

% sudo python test.py

Based on other posts to the forum, I can provide this:

% sudo i2cdetect -y 1
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f
00: 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0a 0b 0c 0d 0e 0f
10: 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 1a 1b 1c 1d 1e 1f
20: 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 2a 2b 2c 2d 2e 2f
30: 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 3a 3b 3c 3d 3e 3f
40: 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 4a 4b 4c 4d 4e 4f
50: 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 5a 5b 5c 5d 5e 5f
60: 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 6a 6b 6c 6d 6e 6f
70: 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77

So that looks like there is something out there, but I don’t really know what the correct content should be or how to interpret this data.

I saw that there was a firmware upgrade in 2016 posted to the forum here. On a hunch I tried upgrading using that and the firmware update program indicates that the firmware update failed.

Any suggestions on how to get the skywriter working?


#2

ok, the “curl” command contained the URL for the download, but the forum would not let me include it.