I2CDriver is a tool for controlling any I2C device from your PC's USB port, and can also monitor and capture I2C traffic. It connects as a standard USB serial device, so there are no drivers to install. On the main site i2cdriver.com, there are drivers for
- Windows/Mac/Linux GUI
- Windows/Mac/Linux command-line
- Python 2 and 3
- Windows/Mac/Linux C/C++
Full documentation is at i2cdriver.com.
For developers: How to make a release
To release Python:
rm -rf dist/* python setup.py sdist twine upload dist/*
To build the Windows installer, you first need to build the two executables
i2cgui.exe then use an NSIS script to create the installer.
On Linux cross-compile
cd c make -f win32/Makefile
On Windows first make sure that you can run the GUI on the command-line, e.g.
(You may need to install i2cdriver, wxPython and pySerial).
Then build the GUI executable using
cd python\samples pyinstaller --onefile --windowed --icon=../../images/i2cdriver.ico i2cgui.py
This builds the executable in
The Windows installer is built with NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System). Download and install it.
Copy the two executables
Then build the installer with NSIS:
cd nsis "C:\Program Files\NSIS\makensis.exe" i2cdriver.nsi
nsis has an example complete flow.