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Python module for the SparkFun Qwiic KX132 Accerlerometer and the SparkFun Qwiic KX134 Accelerometer.

This python package is a port of the existing SparkFun KX13X 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.


This driver package depends on the qwiic I2C driver: Qwiic_I2C_Py


The SparkFun Qwiic KX13X module documentation is hosted at ReadTheDocs


PyPi Installation

This repository is hosted on PyPi as the sparkfun-qwiic-kx13x 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-kx13x

For the current user:

pip install sparkfun-qwiic-kx13x

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_kx13x-<version>.tar.gz

Example Use

See the examples directory for more detailed use examples.

from __future__ import print_function
import qwiic_kx13x
import time
import sys

def runExample():

    print("\nSparkFun KX13X Accelerometer Example 1\n")
    # myKx = qwiic_kx13x.QwiicKX134() # If using the KX134 un-comment this line and replace other instances of "kx132" with "kx134"
    myKx = qwiic_kx13x.QwiicKX132()

    if myKx.connected == False:
            print("The Qwiic KX13X Accelerometer device isn't connected to the system. Please check your connection", \

    if myKx.begin():
        print("Make sure you're using the KX132 and not the KX134")

    # myKx.set_range(myKx.KX132_RANGE8G) # Update the range of the data output.
    myKx.initialize(myKx.BASIC_SETTINGS) # Load basic settings

    while True:

        print("X: {0}g Y: {1}g Z: {2}g".format(myKx.kx132_accel.x,
        time.sleep(.02) #Set delay to 1/Output Data Rate which is by default 50Hz 1/50 = .02

if __name__ == '__main__':
    except (KeyboardInterrupt, SystemExit) as exErr:
        print("\nEnding Example 1")

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