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BrickPi Python Code

This repository contains drivers and examples for using the BrickPi in Python.

These files have been made available online through a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license.


The BrickPi module can be installed using the script included in the BrickPi_Python repository.

First, open a terminal program on the Raspberry Pi, and change directories to the location (directory) you cloned the BrickPi_Python.

Once there, we'll install python setuptools, and then install the BrickPi Python module:

sudo apt-get install python-setuptools
sudo python install

This will install the BrickPi module globally. To use the module in your own Python scripts, just import it:

import BrickPi

Sensor Examples

Before trying to run any of the scripts in the Sensor Examples directory, make sure you have installed the BrickPi module. In general, you will need to be root to run these scripts. The easiest way to do this on most systems is to use the sudo command, like this:

sudo python "Sensor_Examples/LEGO-Motor"

If you want to run the examples without installing the module you can set your PYTHONPATH environment variable like this:

sudo env PYTHONPATH=$PWD python "Sensor_Examples/LEGO-Motor"

See Also

More information on BrickPi and Python is found on our website:

BrickPi is a Raspberry Pi Board that connects LEGO MINDSTORMS motors and sensors to the Raspberry Pi.

More information on hardware, firmware, and software can be found here:




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