GPIO to grovepi.pinMode(2, "INPUT")



I am trying to adapt some python code that uses GPIO.add_event_detect so I can use grovepi.pinMode(2, “INPUT”) for a Maplin Anemometer which I would like to connect to my GrovePi D2 port. The Maplin Anemometer a magnetic switch, to send pulses just like Model:COM11335P.

I would like to use Grove - Screw Terminal or if required the Grove - I2C ADC to connect to the Grovepi.

Please can someone advise me how to grovepi.pinMode.
I have copied ther code below which was take from

Hopeing some one can help me.


from time import sleep
import RPi.GPIO as GPIO, os, time

GPIO.setup(18, GPIO.IN, pull_up_down=GPIO.PUD_DOWN) #pin that the anemometer is connected to
GPIO.setup(25, GPIO.OUT) # pin that the LED is connected to

timer = time.time() # initialise the timer
fast_time = -1 # TODO: future use

def wind_ping(channel):
global timer
global fast_time
cur_time = (time.time() - timer) # time for half a revolution
wind_speed = 0.667 / cur_time # reworked from the datasheet
if wind_speed < 200: # add bounce detection here
if cur_time < fast_time:
fast_time = cur_time
wind_str = “%10.4f” % wind_speed # convert the float number to a string
wind_speed = wind_speed * 2.236936 # apply the multiplier to calculate miles per hour
windmph_str = “%10.4f” % wind_speed
cur_str = “%10.4f” % cur_time
# will print the measurements to screen for each pulse detected
print "Wind Speed: " + wind_str + " m/s, " + windmph_str + " mph, time: " + cur_str
timer = time.time() #reset the timer for the next revolution
GPIO.output(25, not GPIO.input(25)) # alternate the LED state

GPIO.add_event_detect(18,GPIO.FALLING, bouncetime=30) #threaded event, to detect the

voltage falling on anemometer (pin 18)

GPIO.add_event_callback(18,wind_ping) # tell the event to call procedure above

while True: # loop to keep the program alive

except KeyboardInterrupt:
GPIO.cleanup() # reset the GPIO pins when you press ctrl+c


Hi Whimick,
This can be done but not that easily from the GrovePi. This would need some changes on the firmware which would be a bit hard. Any reason why you are not using the GPIO example and connect this directly to the Pi.