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HiPi Modules 0.72 Released
Currently it seems I'm exploring different ways of displaying information on a headless pie. Some day, I hope to build something with nixie tubes. Until then, this LED matrix pHAT from  Pimoroni  is the most fun display I've tinkered with in a while. A retr...
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Now, E-Paper displays in Perl. Where will it all end.

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HiPi Modules 0.71 Released
The latest release of HiPi includes support for some common small form factor E-Paper displays. Several displays from  Waveshare  are supported along with the  Inky pHAT from Pimoroni . Given the slow refresh time of many of these displays and the long reco...
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OLEDs with Perl. Someone had to do it.

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HiPi Modules 0.70 Released
The latest release of HiPi includes support for common single colour OLEDs. The module  HiPi::Interface::MonoOLED  supports SSD1306 and SH1106 based OLED breakouts using both I2C and SPI interfaces. Several graphics methods are supported. The built in fonts...
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HiPi Modules 0.69 Released
Some minor updates to support the new Raspberry Pi 3 B Plus.
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Perl, Neopixels, Arduino and Pi
Some time ago I acquired an Adafruit 'Neopixel' stick. If you're unfamiliar with these they are strings of WS2812 or compatible LEDs that you drive with a single PWM signal ( Neopixel stick described here ). In recent releases of the HiPi Perl modules I've ...
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HiPi Modules 0.68 Released
I needed to get an LCD screen working with one of the PCF8574 based backpacks popular in Arduino land. A couple of new modules are packaged: HiPi::Interface::LCDBackpackPCF8574 HiPi::Interface::PCF8574 LCD Backpack Module PCF8574 Port Extender Module
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HiPi Modules 0.66 Released
This release includes several major changes. The HiPi GUI and dependence on wxPerl has been dropped. HiPi::BCM2835 and HiPi::Wiring have been moved to their own distributions. New HiPi:GPIO module for direct access to GPIO pin functions. Installation is now...
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Wx 0.9931 Released
Changes since 0.9928 are         - RT:119059 some missing keycode constants     - Skip Strawberry 64 bit build test failure     - Fix none latin paths in @INC on Windows     - Fix current OSX builds     - RT:115097 remove encoding pragma     - RT:120657 for...
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