Unable to find Mote Device

Hi! I’m just setting up my Mote pHAT and have tried to run the test.py program but I’m getting the error “OSError: Unable to find Mote Device”.

I’m using a fresh install of Raspberry Pi OS on a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B with the Mote pHAT and just one Mote strip.

Some LEDs lit up on boot when I first plugged it in and a few times after. But now it’s now not lighting up at all. I’m thinking I may have broke it or something? But I have no idea how!

Any suggestions on what I could do to fix or at least figure out if it’s the hardware that’s broken would be greatly appreciated!

Just to double check, you did the,
curl https://get.pimoroni.com/motephat | bash

How are you running test.py, command line or from an IDE?

Yep done that. I get the same issue running via an IDE or the command line.

I currently have one rogue blue LED thats turned itself on so its definitely getting some sort of power…

Nevermind I’m an idiot…I did not realise there’s a Mote and a Motephat library I just skimmed over your answer and I’ve realised I downloaded the Mote one. Thank you so much!

Mistakes happen. Now you can have some fun.

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