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I2C-bus interaction of peripheral sensors with Raspberry PI embedded linux or respective clones

Build Status Go Report Card GoDoc MIT License

This library written in Go programming language intended to activate and interact with the I2C bus by reading and writing data.

Compatibility

Tested on Raspberry PI 1 (model B) and Banana PI (model M1).

Golang usage

func main() {
  // Create new connection to I2C bus on 2 line with address 0x27
  i2c, err := i2c.NewI2C(0x27, 2)
  if err != nil { log.Fatal(err) }
  // Free I2C connection on exit
  defer i2c.Close()
  ....
  // Here goes code specific for sending and reading data
  // to and from device connected via I2C bus, like:
  _, err := i2c.Write([]byte{0x1, 0xF3})
  if err != nil { log.Fatal(err) }
  ....
}

Tutorial

My repositories contain quite a lot projects, which use i2c library as a starting point to interact with various peripheral devices and sensors for use on embedded Linux devices. All these libraries start with a standard call to open I2C-connection to specific bus line and address, than pass i2c instance to device.

In its turn, go-i2c use go-logger library to output debug and other notification's lines which produce all necessary levels of logging. You can manage what level of verbosity you would like to see, by adding call:

// Uncomment/comment next line to suppress/increase verbosity of output
logger.ChangePackageLogLevel("i2c", logger.InfoLevel)

Once you put this call, it will decrease verbosity from default "Debug" up to next "Info" level, reducing the number of low-level console outputs that occur during interaction with the I2C bus. Please, find examples in corresponding I2C-driven sensors among my projects.

You will find here the list of all devices and sensors supported by me, that reference this library:

Getting help

GoDoc documentation

Troubleshooting

  • How to obtain fresh Golang installation to RPi device (either any RPi clone): If your RaspberryPI golang installation taken by default from repository is outdated, you may consider to install actual golang manually from official Golang site. Download tar.gz file containing armv6l in the name. Follow installation instructions.

  • How to enable I2C bus on RPi device: If you employ RaspberryPI, use raspi-config utility to activate i2c-bus on the OS level. Go to "Interfacing Options" menu, to active I2C bus. Probably you will need to reboot to load i2c kernel module. Finally you should have device like /dev/i2c-1 present in the system.

  • How to find I2C bus allocation and device address: Use i2cdetect utility in format "i2cdetect -y X", where X may vary from 0 to 5 or more, to discover address occupied by peripheral device. To install utility you should run apt install i2c-tools on debian-kind system. i2cdetect -y 1 sample output:

          0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  a  b  c  d  e  f
     00:          -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
     10: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
     20: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
     30: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
     40: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
     50: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
     60: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
     70: -- -- -- -- -- -- 76 --    
    

License

Go-i2c is licensed under MIT License.

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