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BeagleBone Black: plot analog sensor on Adafruit bi-color LED matrix

Plot the readings from a sensor over time on the matrix with different colors representing the magnitude of the reading

SETUP:

I've previously had great results connecting Adafruit 8x8 LED matrix displays to the BeagleBone Black via I2C:

I decided to try out the Adafruit bi-color 8x8 LED matrix and hooked it up with the same I2C pins as before.  You'll need to setup the Adafruit_BBIO Python library if you haven't already:

https://learn.adafruit.com/setting-up-io-python-library-on-beaglebone-black/overview

You'll also want to grab the Adafruit Python libraries for the Raspberry Pi since they work on BeagleBone Black, too:

https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit-Raspberry-Pi-Python-Code

 

BASIC DEMO:

Here is the BegaleBone Black running the demo program ex_8x8_color_pixels.py from the repo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnHC6bVj5bc

 

CODE:

I thought it would be interesting to plot the readings from a sensor over time on the matrix with different colors representing the magnitude of the reading.  I hooked up a pot to the analog input to simulate a sensor.  Here's the Python script:

https://github.com/pdp7/beaglebackpack/blob/master/plot.py

It is Invoked by this shell script so that PYTHONPATH will be set:

https://github.com/pdp7/beaglebackpack/blob/master/plot.sh

 

VIDEO: BeagleBone Black: plot analog sensor on Adafruit bi-color LED matrix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQNqxHQDj5E

 

Cheers,

Drew (@pdp7)




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Projected created on: Fri Apr 11 2014 06:28:10 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Submitted by: pdp7pdp7
Last updated on: Sat Apr 12 2014 00:32:58 GMT-0000 (UTC)

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