Designed by C4Labs, this unique board incorporates a custom-engineered LED circuit that integrates with your current Zebra Classic case, enabling colorful illumination with eighteen individually addressable RGB LEDs. Take your case to a whole new level with programmable LED’s that you control.
Zebra Galaxy Introductory Coding Instructions
The evolving code of the Zebra Galaxy LED board for Raspberry Pi
The Zebra Galaxy circuit board leverages a pure Python library for the APA102 RGB LED made by “tinue (Martin)” a Swiss programmer. His excellent library leverages the Adafruit GPIO library.
Before beginning, make sure your Raspberry Pi is configured to use SPI. That can be set in “rasp-config” under the advanced settings. Then reboot.
For installation of the Galaxy, first setup the Adafruit GPIO libraries available here:
Follow their instructions to set up the GPIO library.
We have included here the APA102 library as well as Martin’s test scripts. If you want to separately get the latest version of his project you can find it here:
To activate the 18 LEDs, simply run the “Galaxy.py” script or the “runcolorcycle.py” to see a demo.
***Both the original source files and C4Labs’s Galaxy scripts need to be in the same folder.***
To run a script at startup, add the path to the end of the “/etc/r.local” file just before the “exit 0” line.
Example: “sudo python /home/pi/Downloads/ZebraGalaxy-master/galaxy.py &”
To change the color and behavior of the LEDs, modify the script and reboot or kill the process and restart.