Config sense hat in payload doc:

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by sblair1290 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:01 pm

at the end of the configuration process for setting up a payload document the PITS manual states 'we describe how to add fields for extra sensors in the section about configuring those sensors'. I have a sense hat in my setup but I cannot locate the section referred to.

Has anybody included a sense hat with their own project and if so, how are its sensors included in the payload document?

thanks in advance,

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by daveake » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:24 am
First, see the sticky re where to go for PITS support.

Using the sense HAT for radio telemetry requires 3 steps, not just the payload doc:

- Write some code to read the sense HAT sensors and produce a CSV file from the results (see sample Python script)
- Configure PITS to read that file and add the fields to the telemetry string
- Create a payload doc that includes those extra fields

So, whatever values you're writing to that file, you need to add those to the payload doc. That's it.

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by sblair1290 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:33 pm
Is there a 'good time' to seek advice via freenode? I am on just now and the room seems empty. Perhaps after 5pm?
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