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Library for the APDS9500 Gesture Sensor


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-apds9500

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

sudo pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-apds9500

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-apds9500

Usage Example

import time
import board
import busio
import adafruit_apds9500
from adafruit_apds9500 import Gesture

i2c = busio.I2C(board.SCL, board.SDA)

apds = adafruit_apds9500.APDS9500(i2c)
while True:
    gesture_reading = apds.gestures
    if len(gesture_reading) == 0:
    for gesture in gesture_reading:
        print("\t", Gesture.string[gesture], "Gesture Detected")


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