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Inky Phat display not working out of the box
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Inky Phat display not working out of the box

by chasehunter on Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:49 pm

I received order # 2718259-0989888092. I wrote a new image of Raspberry Pi OS to the SD card.

I powered on my Pi Zero W using a 5.2v power supply and connected via VNC.

From there simply followed the tutorial by Pimoroni https://learn.pimoroni.com/article/getting-started-with-inky-phat#displaying-images-on-inky-phat

When attempting to run their 'name-badge.py' example I get the error shown in the screenshot below.
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I attempted disconnecting and reattaching the inky phat, but unfortunately to no avail.
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Re: Inky Phat display not working out of the box

by chasehunter on Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:37 pm

UPDATE: I ordered an additional black/white inkyphat. I also order a yellow inkyphat to see if I could get the issue resolved. I am still having the same problem. Below is the exact error message

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python3 name-badge.py -t "phat" -c "yellow" -n "Chase Hunter"


Error:
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Inky pHAT/wHAT: Hello... my name is:

Use Inky pHAT/wHAT as a personalised name badge!


Failed to detect an Inky board, you must specify the type and colour manually.

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