The PiGlow is a small add on board from Pimoroni. It fits onto your Raspberry Pi and provides 18 individually controllable LEDs. You can use it as an indication light for all sorts of things! It also fits into a Pibow case!
You can use the PiGlow with any model of Raspberry Pi!
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There are lots of things you can do with it:
- Mood lighting / ambience
- Showing current system load
- Notify you of events like mentions in tweets or incoming e-mail
- Feedback the status of scripts/daemons running on your Pi
- Works great when VESA mounted to provide a cast against a wall
- …and pretty much anything else you can think of!
The PiGlow uses the SN3218 8-bit 18-channel PWM chip to drive 18 LEDs. Communication is done via I2C over the GPIO header of the Raspberry Pi. The bus address is 0x54. Each LED can be set to a PWM value of between 0 and 255. There are a lot of code examples on the Pimoroni website that will help you to get started with the PiGlow.
- 18 LEDs (three each of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and white)
- Great to provide feedback if you’re running your Pi headless
- PWM (dimming) control for each channel
- Fully assembled (no soldering required)
- Python code to access and control lighting provided