BlinkStick and Raspberry Pi integration


First you will need to install required packages. Pip lets you manage Python packages easier and Python development headers are required to install the websocket-client package:

sudo apt-get install -y python-pip python2.7-dev

Install Python BlinkStick package:

sudo pip install blinkstick

Run the control script check if Raspberry Pi has detected BlinkStick correctly:

sudo blinkstick --info

You can find details about more examples in the readme.

If you don't want to sudo each time you want to access BlinkStick, then run the following command:

echo "SUBSYSTEM==\"usb\", ATTR{idVendor}==\"20a0\", ATTR{idProduct}==\"41e5\", MODE:=\"0666\" | sudo tee /etc/udev/rules.d/85-blinkstick.rules"


Raspberry Pi is capable of driving a USB hub and 4 BlinkSticks without any external powersupply.