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GPIO pin access with tuples

Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:58 pm


I have one of Gordon Hendersons Ladder boards which I have connected to the raspberry pi and can send output to the pins to light up all 8 leds.

I am trying to compress some of the code required, so rather than :

GPIO.output(7, True) # blue 1
GPIO.output(11, True) # red 2
GPIO.output(12, True) # red 1
GPIO.output(13, True) # yellow 2
GPIO.output(15, True) # yellow 1
GPIO.output(16, True) # green 2
GPIO.output(18, True) # green 1
GPIO.output(22, True) # blue 2

I was thinking if I could store the pin numbers in a list then some how pass the values in the list to the GPIO command

print ("tupletest")
for x in range(0,8):
# GPIO.output(leds[int(x)],True)

This prints all the 8 values stored in the list

if I uncomment the GPIO line i get problems. I am getting in a real mess with this, it wants an integer somewhere

I get the following error

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 79, in <module>
TypeError: an integer is required

I am clearly not doing something right here, the loop works, it can read the list of numbers as the print statement can output them, but how do I pass this on to the GPIO.output statement

Would i be better off putting things like blue1, blue2 refering to the colour of the leds


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Re: GPIO pin access with tuples

Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:16 pm


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leds=[7, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 22]
for x in leds:

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Re: GPIO pin access with tuples

Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:18 pm

Main problem seems that you are making a LED list of string elements instead of numbers by using the quotes during list creation.

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Re: GPIO pin access with tuples

Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:54 pm

Zedin's right - the error is becasue you've got a list of strings, whereas the function needs an integer. You could fix this error by changing that line to:

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but I certainly wouldn't recommend it as that's just covering up a number of other issues (i.e. list of strings, looping through range and using that as index to look up value in list). Joan's post is far better and is the more pythonic answer.
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Re: GPIO pin access with tuples

Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:11 am

Also just to clear up your terminology in python

This is a list

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This is a tuple

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See ... o-use-each wrote:Tuples are fixed size in nature whereas lists are dynamic.
In other words, a tuple is immutable whereas a list is mutable.

1.You can't add elements to a tuple. Tuples have no append or extend method.
2.You can't remove elements from a tuple. Tuples have no remove or pop method.
3.You can find elements in a tuple, since this doesn’t change the tuple.
4.You can also use the in operator to check if an element exists in the tuple.
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