[Coco] pyDriveWire v0.5a

Michael Furman n6il at ocs.net
Sun Mar 22 11:37:43 EDT 2020

Hi guys,

I’m the author of pyDriveWire.  There was a hiatus in development in between August and February— I simply got burned out.  I have started to pick my projects back up this past week.  There are still many plans in the works for pyDriveWire.  I’m not yet sure how far I will get before the original Coco Fest date whether it will be a bug fix or feature release.

At the moment there is not a binary distribution of pyDriveWire that you can just download and run. I am working on this right now but it is not ready for public release.  Unfortunately this means you must deal with installing a few python packages to get pyDriveWire running. I had written instructions for this at some point but somehow they got modified and lost.

Regarding pip — it is the python package installer.  This must be installed first.  

1. Download the pip installer script from https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py

2. Install it by running: pypy get-pip.py

3. After pip is installed and working you use it to install pyserial using the original command that failed before: pypy -m pip install pyserial

Lastly, I could use some help to test the binary package distributions of pyDriveWire. Please let me know if you are interested.


> On Mar 21, 2020, at 15:10, Bruce W. Calkins <brucewcalkins at charter.net> wrote:
> My first question: is the module the programmer looking for where the programmer looking? You may have to move it to the propper folder.
> Bruce W.
>> On 3/21/20 4:12 PM, coco at jechar.ca wrote:
>> Last summer I tryed pyDriveWire v0.5a but got nowhere with it so
>> I thought I would just wait a while and try version 0.6 when
>> it came out but it hasn't which makes me wonder if it is still
>> being developed.
>> I followed instructions for Ubuntu at:
>> https://github.com/n6il/pyDriveWire
>> but when I type:
>> sudo pypy -m pip install pyserial
>> I get the error:
>> /usr/bin/pypy: No module named pip
>> Does anyone know how to resolve such an error
>> and weather a version 0.6 is comeing soon ?
>> Charlie.
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