Sudo may or may not be needed for accessing the USB device, depending on your system.
sudo python3 ./led-badge-11x44.py "Hello World!"
loads the text 'Hello World!' as the first message, and scrolls it from right to left (default scroll mode=0) and speed 4 (default). After an upload the device shows the first message once and returns to the charging screen if still connected to USB. Either pull the plug or press the small button next to the USB connector.
sudo python3 ./led-badge-11x44.py -m 6 -s 8 "Hello" "World!"
loads the text 'Hello' as message one and 'World!' as message two. Compare the difference in quoting to the previous example. Up to 8 messages can be uploaded. This example uses mode 6, which drops the words with a nice little animation vertically into the display area. Speed is set to maximum here, for smoothness.
Per default you will only see 'Hello'. To see all messages, press the small button next to the USB connector multiple times, until you briefly see 'M1-8'. Now the display loops through all uploaded messages.
sudo python3 ./led-badge-11x44.py -m 5 :gfx/fablabnbg_logo_44x11.png:
loads a fullscreen still image. Avoid whitespace between colons and name.
sudo python3 ./led-badge-11x44.py "I:HEART2:my:gfx/fablab_logo_16x11.png:fablab:1:"
uses one builtin and one loaded image. The heart is builtin, and the fablab-logo is loaded from file. The fablab logo is used twice, once before the word 'fablab' and again behind through the reference ':1:' (which references the first loaded image).