Installing Basic Robot Control Software for Python
Many robot projects are programmed in Python 3, using the GPIO hardware and code interface.
Check and Install
Access the RaspberryPi directly from a desktop terminal or through SSH and then install GPIO Zero with the following commands:
% sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade % sudo apt-get install python3-pip python3-gpiozero
The command response should inform if the software is already installed and if updates are available.
Type python3 to start the interactive code interpreter. You should see a start-up message with version information and short directions for use something like:
# python3 Python 3.7.3 (default, Apr 3 2019, 05:39:12) [GCC 8.2.0] on linux Type “help”, “copyright”, “credits” or “license” for more information. >>>
import gpiozero to test GPIO Zero is ready. It should not show an error. Press CTRL+D to exit.