Ambient Light Sample

This sample demonstrates reading the ambient light data.

To run the sample:

  1. 2.
    Copy the sample code to a folder on the Raspberry Pi.
  2. 3.
    Open terminal, and then go to the folder you copied the sample.
  3. 4.
    Run the sample with the following command:

Sample Code
#!/usr/bin/env python3
#This sample demonstrates reading the ambient light data.
#Install IoT HAT 3 library with "pip3 install turta-iothat3"
from time import sleep
from turta_iothat3 import Turta_Light
light = Turta_Light.LightSensor()
while True:
#Read ambient light
al = light.read_ambient_light()
#Print the reading
print("Ambient Light...: " + str(al))
#Exit on CTRL+C
except KeyboardInterrupt:


When you run the sample, it prints ambient light reading. The example output should be like this:
Ambient Light...: 123
Ambient Light...: 127
To stop the Python script, just press CTRL + C.