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Encoder and Decoder for CayenneLLP

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A Cayenne Low Power Payload (CayenneLPP) decoder and encoder written in Python. See also myDevicesIoT/CayenneLPP for more information on the format and a reference implementation in C++.

The project is under active development. Releases will be published on the fly as soon as a certain number of new features and fixes have been made.

Getting Started

PyCayenneLPP does not have any external dependencies, but only uses builtin functions and types of Python 3. At least Python in version 3.4 is required. Since version 1.2.0 MicroPython is supported, and published as a separate package under micropython-pycayennelpp.

Python 3 Prerequisites

The PyCayenneLPP package is available via PyPi using pip. To install it run:

pip3 install pycayennelpp

MicroPython Prerequisites

MicroPython does not include the libraries base64 and logging per default. While the latter rather optional for embedded devices, the former is essential. Using MicroPythons upip module PyCayenneLPP can be installed as follows within MicroPython:

import upip

Or alternatively run with in a shell:

micropython -m upip install micropython-pycayennelpp

This will also install micropython-base64 as a dependency.

Usage Examples

The following show how to utilise PyCayenneLPP in your own application to encode and decode data into and from CayenneLPP. The code snippets work with standard Python 3 as well as MicroPython, assuming you have installed the PyCayenneLPP package as shown above.


from cayennelpp import LppFrame

# create empty frame
frame = LppFrame()
# add some sensor data
frame.add_temperature(0, -1.2)
frame.add_humidity(6, 34.5)
# get byte buffer in CayenneLPP format
buffer = frame.bytes()


from cayennelpp import LppFrame

# byte buffer in CayenneLPP format with 1 data item
# i.e. on channel 1, with a temperature of 25.5C
buffer = bytearray([0x01, 0x67, 0x00, 0xff])
# create frame from bytes
frame = LppFrame().from_bytes(buffer)
# print the frame and its data


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Please take note of the contributing guidelines and the Code of Conduct.


This is a free open source software project published under the MIT License.

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