CircuitPython driver for the MAX31855 Thermocouple Amplifier Breakout
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-max31855
To install system-wide (this may be required in some cases):
sudo pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-max31855
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-max31855
Of course, you must import the library to use it:
You also need to create an SPI interface object, and a pin object for the chip select pin. You can use any pin for the CS, but we use D5 here:
from digitalio import DigitalInOut import board spi = board.SPI() cs = DigitalInOut(board.D5)
Next, just create the sensor object:
sensor = adafruit_max31855.MAX31855(spi, cs)
And you can start making measurements:
The temperature is read in degrees Celsius (°C). You have to convert it to other units yourself, if you need it.
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.