We’re less than 4 weeks out to gate open at Burning Man and tons of folks in the BAAAHS community have asked how they can write shows for the sheep. This will be a whirlwind walk through of the lights infrastructure and software architecture. First off, I highly recommend reading overview I gave last of year of how the hardware is setup and how everything fits together. This is inteded to be a fairly technical, hands on walk through, and does require some basic knowledge of programming.
This is the first part of a series of posts aimed at the integration of the AWS Internet of Things (IoT) service offering and the developer friendly Raspberry PI platform. These few posts will make use of the Raspberry PI’s officially supported HATs; the Sense HAT. The Sense HAT provides an 8x8 LED grid, accelerator, mag, gyro, temp, humidity, and pressure sensors. Raspbian, the officially supported, Debian-based Linux distro that commonly runs on the Raspberry PI, has the necessary Python SDKs required to use the Sense HAT.