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micropython-bmp180

Module bmp180

bmp180 is a micropython module for the Bosch BMP180 sensor. It measures temperature as well as pressure, with a high enough resolution to calculate altitude.
Breakoutboard: http://www.adafruit.com/products/1603
data-sheet: http://ae-bst.resource.bosch.com/media/products/dokumente/bmp180/BST-BMP180-DS000-09.pdf

If you have any questions, open an issue.

Wiring the sensor to the pyboard

pyboard bmp180
VIN VIN
3V3 3Vo
GND GND
SCL SCL
SDA SDA

Quickstart

Example:

from bmp180 import BMP180
from machine import I2C, Pin                        # create an I2C bus object accordingly to the port you are using
bus = I2C(1, baudrate=100000)           # on pyboard
# bus =  I2C(scl=Pin(4), sda=Pin(5), freq=100000)   # on esp8266
bmp180 = BMP180(bus)
bmp180.oversample_sett = 2
bmp180.baseline = 101325

temp = bmp180.temperature
p = bmp180.pressure
altitude = bmp180.altitude
print(temp, p, altitude)

Important Notice:
Make sure to either use this in fast loops or call gauge() in fast loops to make sure to always get current values. If you call pressure() once and then again 10 seconds later, it will report a 10 seconds old value. Look at the gauge() function in the source to understand this. Alternatively use the blocking_read() method.

Classes

BMP180
Module for the BMP180 pressure sensor.
UML diagramm

Methods

compvaldump() Returns a list of all compensation values.

gauge()
Generator refreshing the measurements. Does not need to be called manually.

temperature
Nonblocking read of temperature in degree C.

pressure
Nonblocking read of pressure in Pascal (divide result by 100 for millibar/hP).

blocking_read()
Trigger a read and wait until data is available.

altitude
Altitude in m.

Instance variables

chip_id
ID of chip is hardcoded on the sensor.

oversample_sett
Sets the accuracy. Default: 0

  • 0 lowest accuracy, fastest
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3 highest accuracy, slowest

baseline
Pressure at Main Sea Level. The default is 101325 Pa, but you can use your local QNH in Pa.
To get different altitudes, use this as baselines:

altitude baseline
absolute local pressure
true QNH*100
pressure 101325 or None

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micropython-bmp180 is a module for micropython which provides a class for the BMP180 pressure sensor

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