Qwiic Atmospheric Sensor (BME280) Hookup Guide
The new Qwiic Atmospheric Sensor (BME280) is an updated board revision of our Atmospheric Sensor Breakout- BME280 to make it Qwiic compatible. The Qwiic connector system reduces the hassle of interfacing to the sensor via I2C, by utilizing polarized cables that are simple to use. The BME280 is great for measuring humidity, temperature, and barometric pressure.
In addition, we now provide a Python library for compatibility with single board computer (SBC) platforms like the Raspberry Pi boards. The Arduino library is shared from the preexisting hardware. The examples below, will demonstrate how to use the Qwiic Atmospheric Sensor with a RedBoard Qwiic; and a Raspberry Pi with the Qwiic pHAT (and additional accessories) utilizing the Qwiic connection system.
Don't forget to check out this great video of Rob playing his sparxophone thanks to the help of the BME280!
The Qwiic Atmospheric Sensor does need a few additional items for you to get started. The RedBoard Qwiic is for the Arduino examples and the Qwiic pHAT is for the Raspberry Pi example (see note below). You may already have a few of these items, so feel free to modify your cart based on your needs. Additionally, there are also alternative parts options that are available as well (click button below to toggle options).
If you're unfamiliar with jumper pads, I2C, Qwiic, or Python be sure to checkout some of these foundational tutorials. Also included, in this list, are past tutorials involving the BME280 sensor.
Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI)
Raspberry Pi SPI and I2C Tutorial
Python Programming Tutorial: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi
SparkFun BME280 Breakout Hookup Guide
CCS811/BME280 (Qwiic) Environmental Combo Breakout Hookup Guide
The Qwiic Atmospheric Sensor utilizes the Qwiic connect system. We recommend familiarizing yourself with the Logic Levels and I2C tutorials before using it. Click on the banner above to learn more about our Qwiic products.