This guide will show you how to use Jupyter Notebook with the MCP2221(A) to connect I2C sensors from your desktop PC running Windows, macOS or Linux. You can use any CircuitPython library for any of our I2C sensors to stream data into your computer’s USB port.
We’ve written three interactive Jupyter Notebooks for three different types of sensors – a temperature sensor, an accelerometer and a thermal camera. All of these notebooks have animated graphs so you can see data streaming into your computer in real-time.
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