CircuitPython library for controlling a MCP23008 or MCP23017 I2C GPIO expander.
This driver depends on:
Please ensure all dependencies are available on the CircuitPython filesystem. This is easily achieved by downloading the Adafruit library and driver bundle.
Installing from PyPI
On supported GNU/Linux systems like the Raspberry Pi, you can install the driver locally from PyPI. To install for current user:
pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-mcp230xx
To install system-wide (this may be required in some cases):
sudo pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-mcp230xx
To install in a virtual environment in your current project:
mkdir project-name && cd project-name python3 -m venv .env source .env/bin/activate pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-mcp230xx
See examples/mcp230xx_simpletest.py for a demo of the usage.
API documentation for this library can be found on Read the Docs.
For information on building library documentation, please check out this guide.
Some people have reported an undocumented bug that can potentially corrupt the I2C bus. It occurs if an MCP230XX input pin state changes during I2C readout. This should be very rare. For more information, see this forum post and this knowledge base article .
Contributions are welcome! Please read our Code of Conduct before contributing to help this project stay welcoming.
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