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This simple helper library lets you create objects that will scan and detect keypresses on passive matrix keypads


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-matrixkeypad

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

sudo pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-matrixkeypad

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-matrixkeypad

Usage Example

import adafruit_matrixkeypad
from digitalio import DigitalInOut
import board

# Classic 3x4 matrix keypad
cols = [DigitalInOut(x) for x in (board.D2, board.D0, board.D4)]
rows = [DigitalInOut(x) for x in (board.D1, board.D6, board.D5, board.D3)]
keys = ((1, 2, 3),
        (4, 5, 6),
        (7, 8, 9),
        ('*', 0, '#'))

keypad = adafruit_matrixkeypad.Matrix_Keypad(rows, cols, keys)

while True:
    keys = keypad.pressed_keys
    if keys:
        print("Pressed: ", keys)


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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