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SparkFun Servo pHAT for the Raspberry Pi

Python module for the SparkFun Distance Sensor Breakout - 4 Meter, VL53L1X (Qwiic).

This package should be used in conjunction with the overall SparkFun qwiic Python Package. New to qwiic? Take a look at the entire SparkFun qwiic ecosystem.

Supported Platforms

The qwiic VL53L1X Python package current supports the following platforms:


This package depends on the qwiic I2C driver: Qwiic_I2C_Py


The SparkFun qwiic VL53L1X module documentation is hosted at ReadTheDocs


PyPi Installation

This repository is hosted on PyPi as the sparkfun-qwiic-vl53l1x package. On systems that support PyPi installation via pip, this library is installed using the following commands

For all users (note: the user must have sudo privileges):

sudo pip install sparkfun-qwiic-vl53l1x

For the current user:

pip install sparkfun-qwiic-vl53l1x

Local Installation

To install, make sure the setuptools package is installed on the system.

Direct installation at the command line:

python setup.py install

To build a package for use with pip:

python setup.py sdist

A package file is built and placed in a subdirectory called dist. This package file can be installed using pip.

cd dist
pip install sparkfun_qwiic_vl53l1x-<version>.tar.gz

Example Use

See the examples directory for more detailed use examples.

import qwiic_vl53l1x
import time
import sys

def runExample():

    print("\nSparkFun VL53L1X Example 1\n")
    mySensor = qwiic_vl53l1x.QwiicVL53L1X()

    if mySensor.isConnected() == False:
        print("The Qwiic VL53L1X device isn't connected to the system. Please check your connection", \


    while True:
            mySensor.start_ranging()                         # Write configuration bytes to initiate measurement
            distance = mySensor.get_distance()   # Get the result of the measurement from the sensor

            print("Distance(mm): %s" % distance)

        except Exception as e:

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