Library to get readings from the DHT11, DHT22, and AM2302 humidity and temperature sensors on a Raspberry Pi or Beaglebone Black.
Python library to read the DHT series of humidity and temperature sensors on a Raspberry Pi or Beaglebone Black.
Designed specifically to work with the Adafruit DHT series sensors —-> https://www.adafruit.com/products/385
Currently the library is tested with Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.3 and 3.4. It should work with Python greater than 3.4, too.
For all platforms (Raspberry Pi and Beaglebone Black) make sure your system is able to compile and download Python extensions with pip:
On Raspbian or Beaglebone Black’s Debian/Ubuntu image you can ensure your system is ready by running one or two of the following sets of commands:
``sh sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install python-pip sudo python -m pip install --upgrade pip setuptools wheel ``
``sh sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install python3-pip sudo python3 -m pip install --upgrade pip setuptools wheel ``
### Install with pip
Use pip to install from PyPI.
`sh sudo pip install Adafruit_DHT `
`sh sudo pip3 install Adafruit_DHT `
### Compile and install from the repository
First download the library source code from the [GitHub releases page](https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_Python_DHT/releases), unzipping the archive, and execute:
`sh cd Adafruit_Python_DHT sudo python setup.py install `
`sh cd Adafruit_Python_DHT sudo python3 setup.py install `
You may also git clone the repository if you want to test an unreleased version:
`sh git clone https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_Python_DHT.git `
See example of usage in the examples folder.
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