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Adafruit 9-DOF Absolute Orientation IMU Fusion Breakout - L3GD20 Driver


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-l3gd20

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

sudo pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-l3gd20

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-l3gd20

Usage Example

Of course, you must import the library to use it:

import adafruit_l3gd20

This driver takes an instantiated and active I2C object as an argument to its constructor.

import board

i2c = board.I2C()

Once you have the I2C object, you can create the sensor object:

sensor = adafruit_l3gd20.L3GD20_I2C(i2c)

And then you can start reading the measurements:



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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