Introduction

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A CircuitPython library for the VCNL4040 proximity and ambient light sensor.

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-vcnl4040

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

sudo pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-vcnl4040

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-vcnl4040

Usage Example

import time
import board
import busio
import adafruit_vcnl4040

i2c = busio.I2C(board.SCL, board.SDA)
sensor = adafruit_vcnl4040.VCNL4040(i2c)

while True:
    print("Proximity:", sensor.proximity)
    print("Light:", sensor.light)
    print("White:", sensor.white)
    time.sleep(0.3)

Contributing

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

Documentation

For information on building library documentation, please check out this guide.

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