Python module for the SparkFun Distance Sensor Breakout - 4 Meter, VL53L1X (Qwiic).
The qwiic VL53L1X Python package current supports the following platforms:
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
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
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", \ file=sys.stderr) return mySensor.sensor_init() while True: try: mySensor.start_ranging() # Write configuration bytes to initiate measurement time.sleep(.005) distance = mySensor.get_distance() # Get the result of the measurement from the sensor time.sleep(.005) mySensor.stop_ranging() print("Distance(mm): %s" % distance) except Exception as e: print(e)