Adafruit CircuitPython module for the AMG88xx GRID-Eye IR 8x8 thermal camera.
This driver depends on:
Please ensure all dependencies are available on the CircuitPython filesystem. This is easily achieved by downloading the Adafruit library and driver bundle.
Installing from PyPI¶
On supported GNU/Linux systems like the Raspberry Pi, you can install the driver locally from PyPI. To install for current user:
pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-amg88xx
To install system-wide (this may be required in some cases):
sudo pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-amg88xx
To install in a virtual environment in your current project:
mkdir project-name && cd project-name python3 -m venv .env source .env/bin/activate pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-amg88xx
Of course, you must import the library to use it:
import busio import adafruit_amg88xx
The way to create an I2C object depends on the board you are using. For boards with labeled SCL and SDA pins, you can:
You can also use pins defined by the onboard microcontroller through the microcontroller.pin module.
Now, to initialize the I2C bus:
i2c_bus = busio.I2C(board.SCL, board.SDA)
Once you have created the I2C interface object, you can use it to instantiate the AMG88xx object
amg = adafruit_amg88xx.AMG88XX(i2c_bus)
You can also optionally use the alternate i2c address (make sure to solder the jumper on the back of the board if you want to do this)
amg = adafruit_amg88xx.AMG88XX(i2c_bus, addr=0x68)
Pixels can be then be read by doing:
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