Python module for the qwiic keypad, which is part of the SparkFun Qwiic Keypad - 12 Button
This python package is a port of the existing SparkFun Qwiic Keypad Arduino Library
This package can be used in conjunction with the overall SparkFun qwiic Python Package
New to qwiic? Take a look at the entire SparkFun qwiic ecosystem.
This repository is hosted on PyPi as the sparkfun-qwiic-keypad package. On systems that support PyPi installation via pip, this library is installed using the following commands
For all users (note: the user must have sudo privileges):
sudo pip install sparkfun-qwiic-keypad
For the current user:
pip install sparkfun-qwiic-keypad
To install, make sure the setuptools package is installed on the system.
Direct installation at the command line:
python setup.py install
To build a package for use with pip:
python setup.py sdist
A package file is built and placed in a subdirectory called dist. This package file can be installed using pip.
cd dist pip install sparkfun_qwiic_keypad-<version>.tar.gz
See the examples directory for more detailed use examples.
import qwiic_keypad import time import sys def runExample(): print("\nSparkFun qwiic Keypad Example 1\n") myKeypad = qwiic_keypad.QwiicKeypad() if myKeypad.is_connected() == False: print("The Qwiic Keypad device isn't connected to the system. Please check your connection", \ file=sys.stderr) return myKeypad.begin() button = 0 while True: # necessary for keypad to pull button from stack to readable register myKeypad.update_fifo() button = myKeypad.get_button() if button == -1: print("No keypad detected") time.sleep(1) elif button != 0: # Get the character version of this char charButton = chr(button) if charButton == '#': print() elif charButton == '*': print(" ", end="") else: print(charButton, end="") # Flush the stdout buffer to give immediate user feedback sys.stdout.flush() time.sleep(.25) # Development in progress