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SparkFun Qwiic Micro OLED Breakout

The base (superclass/parent) Python package for the Qwiic_Micro_OLED_Py and Qwiic_OLED_Display_Py derived (subclass/child) Python packages, which are intended for the qwiic Micro OLED and OLED Display boards.

This package is a port of the SparkFun Micro OLED Breakout Arduino Library

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

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SparkFun Qwiic OLED Display


Supported Platforms

The qwiic Python package current supports the following platforms:


This driver package depends on the qwiic I2C driver: Qwiic_I2C_Py


The SparkFun qwiic OLED Base module documentation is hosted at ReadTheDocs


PyPi Installation

This repository is hosted on PyPi as the sparkfun-qwiic-oled-base 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-oled-base

For the current user:

pip install sparkfun_qwiic_oled_base

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_oled_base-<version>.tar.gz

Example Use

This example is intended to be used with the Micro OLED Breakout board. (See the examples directory for more detailed use cases.)

import qwiic_oled_base
import sys

def runExample():

    #  These lines of code are all you need to initialize the OLED display and print text on the screen.

    print("\nSparkFun Micro OLED Hello Example\n")
    myOLED = qwiic_oled_base.QwiicOledBase()

    if myOLED.is_connected() == False:
        print("The Qwiic Micro OLED device isn't connected to the system. Please check your connection", \

    #  Before you can start using the OLED, call begin() to init all of the pins and configure the OLED.

    myOLED.clear(myOLED.PAGE)  #  Clear the display's buffer

    myOLED.print("Hello World")  #  Add "Hello World" to buffer

    #  To actually draw anything on the display, you must call the display() function.


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