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CircuitPython driver for common low-cost FocalTech capacitive touch chips. Currently supports FT6206 & FT6236


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-focaltouch

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

sudo pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-focaltouch

To install in a virtual environment in your current project:

mkdir project-name && cd project-name
python3 -m venv .venv
source .venv/bin/activate
pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-focaltouch

Usage Example

import time
import board
import busio
import adafruit_focaltouch

# Create library object (named "ft") using a Bus I2C port
i2c = busio.I2C(board.SCL, board.SDA)

ft = adafruit_focaltouch.Adafruit_FocalTouch(i2c, debug=False)

while True:
    # if the screen is being touched print the touches
    if ft.touched:
        print('no touch')



API documentation for this library can be found on Read the Docs.

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


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

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