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CircuitPython module for the NXP FXOS8700 accelerometer and magnetometer.


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-fxos8700

To install system-wide (this may be required in some cases):

sudo pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-fxos8700

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-fxos8700

Usage Example

import time
import board
import adafruit_fxos8700

i2c = board.I2C()  # uses board.SCL and board.SDA
sensor = adafruit_fxos8700.FXOS8700(i2c)

while True:
    accel_x, accel_y, accel_z = sensor.accelerometer
    mag_x, mag_y, mag_z = sensor.magnetometer
    print('Acceleration (m/s^2): ({0:0.3f}, {1:0.3f}, {2:0.3f})'.format(accel_x, accel_y, accel_z))
    print('Magnetometer (uTesla): ({0:0.3f}, {1:0.3f}, {2:0.3f})'.format(mag_x, mag_y, mag_z))


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