My Raspberry Pi hifi component setup lacked a way to cleanly shutdown the system without ssh.

I wished the Raspberry Pi had a button so I can tell it to shutdown.

I added one to the GPIO connector.

It turns out many wishes can come true when one has a GPIO board.

This is the /usr/local/bin/stereo-gpio script that reacts to the button press and triggers a shutdown:

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#!/usr/bin/python3
# http://razzpisampler.oreilly.com/ch07.html
# http://web.archive.org/web/20160305001215/http://razzpisampler.oreilly.com/ch07.html
from RPi import GPIO
import time
import subprocess

def on_button(pin):
    print("Button pressed", pin)

GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM)

GPIO.setup(18, GPIO.IN, pull_up_down=GPIO.PUD_UP)

while True:
    pin = GPIO.wait_for_edge(18, GPIO.FALLING)
    if pin == 18:
        subprocess.check_call(["/bin/systemctl", "halt"])

This is the /etc/systemd/system/stereo-gpio.service systemd unit file that runs the script as a daemon:

[Unit]
Description=Stereo GPIO manager

[Service]
Type=simple
ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/stereo-gpio
Restart=always

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Then systemctl start stereo-gpio to start the script, and systemctl enable stereo-gpio to start the script at boot.

pdo debian eng hw sw raspi-hifi

2017-04-01 00:10:00+02:00