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This page is reference material which explains every setting and option for this section of an MPF yaml config file. See the instructions for config files for formatting and other details. See our guide to config file examples for more examples of real configs in action.

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lights: listNone light_groups: listNone type: single


List of one (or more) values, each is a type: dictionary consisting of string : string name of a lights: device.

In this setting you provide a list of mapping for each segment. This is an example for a two 7-segment display:

#! hardware:
#!   segment_displays: light_segment_displays
#! light_segment_displays:
#!   display_flash_frequency: 2  # overrides default frequency
#! lights:
#!   segment1_a:
#!     number: 1
#!   segment1_b:
#!     number: 2
#!   segment1_c:
#!     number: 3
#!   segment1_d:
#!     number: 4
#!   segment1_e:
#!     number: 5
#!   segment1_f:
#!     number: 6
#!   segment1_g:
#!     number: 7
#!   segment2_a:
#!     number: 8
#!   segment2_b:
#!     number: 9
#!   segment2_c:
#!     number: 10
#!   segment2_d:
#!     number: 11
#!   segment2_e:
#!     number: 12
#!   segment2_f:
#!     number: 13
#!   segment2_g:
#!     number: 14
    number: 1
        - a: segment1_a
          b: segment1_b
          c: segment1_c
          d: segment1_d
          e: segment1_e
          f: segment1_f
          g: segment1_g
        - a: segment2_a
          b: segment2_b
          c: segment2_c
          d: segment2_d
          e: segment2_e
          f: segment2_f
          g: segment2_g
      type: 7segment


Single value, type: one of the following options: 7segment, bcd, 14segment, 16segment.

The type of your hardware segment display. This is used to calculate the mapping from text to segment.

The mapping is different per type:

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