Python libraries and examples for the Pimoroni Enviro pHAT
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Enviro pHAT

The Pimoroni Enviro pHAT boast a plethora of sensors and connectivity for measuring your environment.

Enviro pHAT includes:

  • An LSM303D accelerometer/magnetometer for detecting orientation, motion and heading
  • A BMP280 temperature/pressure sensor
  • A TCS3472 colour sensor, for detecting the amount and colour of light
  • An ADS1015 analog sensor with four 3.3v tolerant channels for your external sensors
  • A 5v power supply pin for powering your sensors, which you can regulate or divide to 3v if needed
  • Two LEDs connected to GPIO #4 for illuminating objects over the colour sensor


Full install (recommended):

We've created an easy installation script that will install all pre-requisites and get your Enviro pHAT up and running with minimal efforts. To run it, fire up Terminal which you'll find in Menu -> Accessories -> Terminal on your Raspberry Pi desktop, as illustrated below:

Finding the terminal

In the new terminal window type the command exactly as it appears below (check for typos) and follow the on-screen instructions:

curl | bash

Alternatively, on Raspbian, you can download the pimoroni-dashboard and install your product by browsing to the relevant entry:

sudo apt-get install pimoroni

(you will find the Dashboard under 'Accessories' too, in the Pi menu - or just run pimoroni-dashboard at the command line)

If you choose to download examples you'll find them in /home/pi/Pimoroni/envirophat/.

Manual install:

Library install for Python 3:

on Raspbian:

sudo apt-get install python3-envirophat

other environments:

sudo pip3 install envirophat

Library install for Python 2:

on Raspbian:

sudo apt-get install python-envirophat

other environments:

sudo pip2 install envirophat


If you want to contribute, or like living on the edge of your seat by having the latest code, you should clone this repository, cd to the library directory, and run:

sudo python3 install

(or sudo python install whichever your primary Python environment may be)

In all cases you will have to enable the i2c bus.

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