1/5/2017 - 6:30 PM

Listen for GPIO input from a raspberry pi - open menu and power off

Listen for GPIO input from a raspberry pi - open menu and power off

# Import the RPi.GPIO and OS
import RPi.GPIO as GPIO
import os
import sys
import time

# GPIO port setup

# Power switch: will send a shutdown message to the OS
GPIO.setup(17, GPIO.IN, pull_up_down=GPIO.PUD_UP)
# Reset switch: will look for a running emulator process, and send it an interrupt signal
GPIO.setup(18, GPIO.IN, pull_up_down=GPIO.PUD_UP)

# Looks for an emulator process and send an interrupt signal if found
def exitEmulator(channel):
    pids = [pid for pid in os.listdir('/proc') if pid.isdigit()]

    for pid in pids:
            commandpath = open(os.path.join('/proc', pid, 'cmdline'), 'rb').read()
            if commandpath[0:24] == '/opt/retropie/emulators/':
                os.system('kill -QUIT %s' % pid)
                print('kill -QUIT %s' % pid)
        except IOError:

# Sends a poweroff command to the OS
def powerOff(channel):

# Here we just wire the  GPIO inputs to their respective callback functions
GPIO.add_event_detect(17, GPIO.RISING, callback=powerOff, bouncetime=500)
GPIO.add_event_detect(18, GPIO.RISING, callback=exitEmulator, bouncetime=500)

# And... nothing more to do. let's wait.
while True: