How to control Neopixel lights with Python (UP Xtreme)

Guillaume_Roussin New Member Posts: 3

I'm trying to command a WS2812B LED strip using Python.

However when importing the board library I'm met with the following error :
NotImplementedError: Board not supported GENERIC_LINUX_PC

I've installed the mraa library as well as Adafruit Python GPIO library and I'm using the adafruit-circuitpython-neopixel package to control the strip.

Any help would be greatly appreciated !


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  • Guillaume_Roussin
    Guillaume_Roussin New Member Posts: 3

    Hello @DCleri

    Thanks a lot for your answer ! I'll look for another LED strip that's easier to control. Would those operating over i2c work better on the UP series ?

  • DCleri
    DCleri Administrator, AAEON Posts: 1,213 admin

    It depends if you are looking for speed, yes, but in general you should make sure the SW support is not limited to a few platforms, but more generic.

    As mentioned if the device is supported by a library like MRAA, then you will be able to use it with many different systems.