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SparkFun Qwiic GPIO

Python module for the Qwiic GPIO

This package can 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 GPIO Python package current supports the following platforms:


This driver package depends on the qwiic I2C driver: Qwiic_I2C_Py


The SparkFun Qwiic GPIO module documentation is hosted at ReadTheDocs


PyPi Installation

This repository is hosted on PyPi as the sparkfun-qwiic-gpio 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-gpio

For the current user:

pip install sparkfun-qwiic-gpio

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_gpio-<version>.tar.gz

Example Use

See the examples directory for more detailed use examples.

from __future__ import print_function
import qwiic_gpio
import time
import sys

def runExample():

    print("\nSparkFun Qwiic GPIO Example 1\n")
    myGPIO = qwiic_gpio.QwiicGPIO()

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

    myGPIO.mode_0 = myGPIO.GPIO_OUT
    myGPIO.mode_1 = myGPIO.GPIO_OUT
    myGPIO.mode_2 = myGPIO.GPIO_OUT
    myGPIO.mode_3 = myGPIO.GPIO_OUT
    myGPIO.mode_4 = myGPIO.GPIO_OUT
    myGPIO.mode_5 = myGPIO.GPIO_OUT
    myGPIO.mode_6 = myGPIO.GPIO_OUT
    myGPIO.mode_7 = myGPIO.GPIO_OUT

    while True:
        myGPIO.out_status_0 = myGPIO.GPIO_HI
        myGPIO.out_status_1 = myGPIO.GPIO_HI
        myGPIO.out_status_2 = myGPIO.GPIO_HI
        myGPIO.out_status_3 = myGPIO.GPIO_HI
        myGPIO.out_status_4 = myGPIO.GPIO_HI
        myGPIO.out_status_5 = myGPIO.GPIO_HI
        myGPIO.out_status_6 = myGPIO.GPIO_HI
        myGPIO.out_status_7 = myGPIO.GPIO_HI
        print("set hi")
        myGPIO.out_status_0 = myGPIO.GPIO_LO
        myGPIO.out_status_1 = myGPIO.GPIO_LO
        myGPIO.out_status_2 = myGPIO.GPIO_LO
        myGPIO.out_status_3 = myGPIO.GPIO_LO
        myGPIO.out_status_4 = myGPIO.GPIO_LO
        myGPIO.out_status_5 = myGPIO.GPIO_LO
        myGPIO.out_status_6 = myGPIO.GPIO_LO
        myGPIO.out_status_7 = myGPIO.GPIO_LO
        print("set lo")

if __name__ == '__main__':
    except (KeyboardInterrupt, SystemExit) as exErr:
        print("\nEnding Example 1")

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