Here’s an interesting Raspberry Pi contraption – a case for your Pi that includes an OLED status display on the front! The “Pironman” from Sunfounder definitely stands out from most of the other Pi cases out there, but is it worth considering? In this review, Jay will give you his thoughts. Plus, you’ll see an overview of the build process as well.
- Check out the Pironman case (affiliate link)
- Vendor software setup documentation
- Vendor repository for case-specific software
Commands Used in this Video
Update the /boot/config.txt file
/boot/config.txt file in an editor:
sudo nano /boot/config.txt
Add the following to the end of the file:
Save the file (CTRL+O), and then exit the editor (CTRL+X).
Installing the “pironman” Module
To activate the special features of this case, you’ll need to download case-specific software from the vendor and install it.
To download the repository:
git clone https://github.com/sunfounder/pironman.git
Switch to the
Install the software:
sudo python3 install.py
At this point, you should reboot your Raspberry Pi and the Pironman’s features should now be active.
Disabling Automatic Display Sleep
If you’d prefer the screen not power down, you can run the following command to configure it to always remain powered on:
pironman --always_on on