Adafruit CircuitPython BusDevice¶
SPIDevice helper classes make managing transaction state
on a bus easy. For example, they manage locking the bus to prevent other
concurrent access. For SPI devices, it manages the chip select and protocol
changes such as mode. For I2C, it manages the device address.
On microcontroller boards using CircuitPython v6.3.0 or newer, the firmware
may already have the
adafruit_bus_device package builtin, thus there may be no
need to add this package to your CIRCUITPY drive’s “lib” directory. If both the
builtin and add-on
adafruit_bus_device packages are present, then some
libraries that require this package might have problems importing it.
Please check the CircuitPython documentation’s “module support matrix”
to make sure that your board’s firmware does include the builtin
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-busdevice
To install system-wide (this may be required in some cases):
sudo pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-busdevice
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-busdevice
See examples/read_register_i2c.py and examples/read_register_spi.py for examples of the module’s usage.
Contributions are welcome! Please read our Code of Conduct before contributing to help this project stay welcoming.