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Matt Arabie
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People are stupider than anybody.


Getting the below error when trying to run the install script.

On the Pi I updated and upgraded Jesse

I switched to the master branch from the Stable and pulled the latest code.

I looked over the post for the last few days and tried the pip easy install.

I also saw the pip symbolic link was pointed
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 Oct 22 2016 pip -> /usr/bin/pip
pi@LightShowPi:~/lightshowpi $ which pip

So I fixed that
lrwxrwxrwx 1 pi pi 18 Nov 24 14:15 pip -> /usr/local/bin/pip

"pi@LightShowPi:~ $ sudo easy_install -U pip
Searching for pip
Best match: pip 9.0.1
Processing pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg
pip 9.0.1 is already the active version in easy-install.pth
Installing pip script to /usr/local/bin
Installing pip2.7 script to /usr/local/bin
Installing pip2 script to /usr/local/bin

Using /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg
Processing dependencies for pip
Finished processing dependencies for pip

lightshowpi [Fri 24 Nov 14:22:57 EST 2017] Installing pillow via pip...
Collecting pillow
Downloading Pillow-4.3.0.tar.gz (13.9MB)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/", line 215, in main
status =, args)
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/commands/", line 335, in run
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/", line 749, in build
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/req/", line 380, in prepare_files
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/req/", line 620, in _prepare_file
session=self.session, hashes=hashes)
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/", line 821, in unpack_url
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/", line 659, in unpack_http_url
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/", line 882, in _download_http_url
_download_url(resp, link, content_file, hashes)
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/", line 603, in _download_url
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/utils/", line 46, in check_against_chunks
for chunk in chunks:
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/", line 571, in written_chunks
for chunk in chunks:
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/utils/", line 139, in iter
for x in it:
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/", line 560, in resp_read
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/_vendor/requests/packages/urllib3/", line 357, in stream
data =, decode_content=decode_content)
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/_vendor/requests/packages/urllib3/", line 324, in read
flush_decoder = True
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 35, in _exit_
self.gen.throw(type, value, traceback)
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip-9.0.1-py2.7.egg/pip/_vendor/requests/packages/urllib3/", line 246, in _error_catcher
raise ReadTimeoutError(self._pool, None, 'Read timed out.')
ReadTimeoutError: HTTPSConnectionPool(host='', port=443): Read timed out.
Encountered a fatal error: Installation of Python package 'pillow' failed

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Pi3, 3 - 8 channel SSR boards (all gpio). Right now I have it set up for a single circuit (I don't have enough lights to pull more than 15 amps), but I made provisions for 3 circuits.
Finished the wiring a few days ago, got through all the testing. Need to get the FM antenna figured out and do a little bit of waterproofing (the enclosure was used and had some not ideal holes).
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