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SparkFun Qwiic Environmental Combo Breakout

Python module for the qwiic bme280 sensor, which is part of the SparkFun Qwiic Environmental Combo Breakout

This python package is a port of the existing SparkFun BME280 Arduino Library

This package can be used in conjunction with the overall SparkFun qwiic Python Package

New to qwiic? Take a look at the entire SparkFun qwiic ecosystem.

Supported Platforms

The qwiic BME280 Python package current supports the following platforms:


This driver package depends on the qwiic I2C driver: Qwiic_I2C_Py


The SparkFun qwiic BME280 module documentation is hosted at ReadTheDocs


PyPi Installation

This repository is hosted on PyPi as the sparkfun-qwiic-bme280 package. On systems that support PyPi installation via pip, this library is installed using the following commands

For all users (note: the user must have sudo privileges):

sudo pip install sparkfun-qwiic-bme280

For the current user:

pip install sparkfun-qwiic-bme280

Local Installation

To install, make sure the setuptools package is installed on the system.

Direct installation at the command line:

python setup.py install

To build a package for use with pip:

python setup.py sdist

A package file is built and placed in a subdirectory called dist. This package file can be installed using pip.

cd dist
pip install sparkfun_qwiic_bme280-<version>.tar.gz

Example Use

See the examples directory for more detailed use examples.

import qwiic_bme280
import time
import sys

def runExample():

    print("\nSparkFun BME280 Sensor  Example 1\n")
    mySensor = qwiic_bme280.QwiicBme280()

    if mySensor.isConnected() == False:
        print("The Qwiic BME280 device isn't connected to the system. Please check your connection", \


    while True:
        print("Humidity:\t%.3f" % mySensor.humidity)

        print("Pressure:\t%.3f" % mySensor.pressure)

        print("Altitude:\t%.3f" % mySensor.altitude_feet)

        print("Temperature:\t%.2f" % mySensor.temperature_fahrenheit)



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