WiredPi is a library for connecting php and the Raspberry Pi GPIO via wiringPi

v0.1-beta 2013-12-01 15:47 UTC

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WiredPi is a library for connecting php and the Raspberry Pi GPIO via wiringPi.

Dev branch is master branch.

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Table of Contents
  1. Installation
  2. Usage


The recommended way to install is through Composer.

    "require": {
        "se/wired-pi": "dev-master"

WiredPi uses internally the WiringPi library. A big thank you @drogon. To install it follow the following steps:

$ cd /opt
$ sudo mkdir wiringpi
$ sudo chown $USER ./wiringpi
$ cd wiringpi
$ git clone git:// ./
$ git pull origin
$ ./build

(The package git-core is needed for git operations. Install it via sudo apt-get install git-core. )


Basic usage

Require the composer autload file and create a new Board.

require_once __DIR__.'/vendor/autoload.php';

use \SE\Component\WiredPi;

$platform = new WiredPi\Platform\RaspberryPi();
$board = new WiredPi\Board($platform);

The next step is to apply a port map to the port so it knows what pins can be controlled.

$map = new WiredPi\PortMap(array(
    // number of the GPIO-pin,
    // you can set default options too, STATE_ON turns the pin by default on
    23 => array(WiredPi\Port::STATE => WiredPi\Port::STATE_ON)

Now add the port map to your board instance and refresh it. The settings take effect immediately.

$board->refresh(); // applies the current state to the microcontroller

// Modification of ports need to be applied again

Read pin

For reading the status of your pin you can use the platform instance you passed to the board.

$port = $board->getPort(18);
$status = $platform->read($port); // returns 0 or 1

By default the pins are set to OUT.

For receiving the status of a pin from IN set the mode to IN.

$port = $board->getPort(18);

// Do something when Pin switches to 1
while(true) {
    if($platform->read($port) == '1') {
        print sprintf('Pin %s went to %s', $port, '1')
    usleep(5000); // Let the system catch up

Prototyping server

WiredPi includes a protyping server to control pins without the need to setup them from within a php script. Run it by using the built in php server (Since PHP 5.4.0).

$ php -S localhost:8000 scripts/server.php

For more examples have a look at examples/.