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A CircuitPython driver for the Sensirion SGP30 gas sensor with eCO2 and TVOC output. This sensor uses I2C!

Installation and Dependencies

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-sgp30

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

sudo pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-sgp30

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-sgp30

Usage Notes

See the guide for wiring and installation instructions.

First, import the library:

import busio
import adafruit_sgp30

Next, initialize the I2C bus object:

import board
i2c_bus = busio.I2C(board.SCL, board.SCL, frequency=100000)

Since we have the I2C bus object, we can now use it to instantiate the SGP30 object:

sgp30 = adafruit_sgp30.Adafruit_SGP30(i2c_bus)

Reading from the Sensor

To read from the sensor:

eCO2, TVOC = sgp30.iaq_measure()
print("eCO2 = %d ppm \t TVOC = %d ppb" % (eCO2, TVOC))


Contributions are welcome! Please read our Code of Conduct before contributing to help this project stay welcoming.

Building locally

To build this library locally you’ll need to install the circuitpython-build-tools package.

python3 -m venv .env
source .env/bin/activate
pip install circuitpython-build-tools

Once installed, make sure you are in the virtual environment:

source .env/bin/activate

Then run the build:

circuitpython-build-bundles --filename_prefix adafruit-circuitpython-sgp30 --library_location .

Sphinx documentation

Sphinx is used to build the documentation based on rST files and comments in the code. First, install dependencies (feel free to reuse the virtual environment from above):

python3 -m venv .env
source .env/bin/activate
pip install Sphinx sphinx-rtd-theme

Now, once you have the virtual environment activated:

cd docs
sphinx-build -E -W -b html . _build/html

This will output the documentation to docs/_build/html. Open the index.html in your browser to view them. It will also (due to -W) error out on any warning like Travis will. This is a good way to locally verify it will pass.

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