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ctypes bindings for hidapi

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Installing pyhidapi

pyhidapi is available on PyPI and can be installed using pip.

pip install hid

pyhidapi is dependant upon the hidapi library, which must be installed separately.

Installing hidapi


Installation procedures vary depending on your distribution.

Arch Linux

Binary distributions are available in the community repository.

  1. Enable the community repository in /etc/pacman.conf
Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
  1. Install hidapi
pacman -Sy hidapi


Binary distributions are available through EPEL.

yum install hidapi


Binary distributions are available.

dnf install hidapi


Binary distributions are available.

apt install libhidapi-hidraw0


apt install libhidapi-libusb0


Binary distributions may be available in your package repositories. If not, you can build from source as described in the libusb/hidapi README.


Installation procedure for Windows is described in the libusb/hidapi README

Binary distributions are provided by libusb/hidapi


There are currently no official binary distributions for Mac, so you must build hidapi yourself.

Installation instructions are described in the libusb/hidapi README

You can also use brew:

brew install hidapi


Binary distributions are available.

pkg install -g 'py3*-hid'

Sample usage code

The details about a HID device can be printed with following code:

import hid

vid = 0x046d	# Change it for your device
pid = 0xc534	# Change it for your device

with hid.Device(vid, pid) as h:
	print(f'Device manufacturer: {h.manufacturer}')
	print(f'Product: {h.product}')
	print(f'Serial Number: {h.serial}')

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