Raspberry Pi HX711 Python Bindings

Python bindings for Raspberry Pi HX711 C++ Library

Sample Output

The .gif above illustrates the output of a simple Python script on a Raspberry Pi Zero W where the HX711 chip was operating at 80Hz. In this example, each time the .weight function is called the median of three samples was used to calculate the weight in grams.

Examples

SimpleHX711 Example

from HX711 import *

# create a SimpleHX711 object using GPIO pin 2 as the data pin,
# GPIO pin 3 as the clock pin, -370 as the reference unit, and
# -367471 as the offset
hx = SimpleHX711(2, 3, -370, -367471)

# set the scale to output weights in ounces
hx.setUnit(Mass.Unit.OZ)

# constantly output weights using the median of 35 samples
while True:
    print(hx.weight(35)) #eg. 1.08 oz

AdvancedHX711 Example

from HX711 import *
from datetime import timedelta

# create an AdvancedHX711 object using GPIO pin 2 as the data pin,
# GPIO pin 3 as the clock pin, -370 as the reference unit, -367471
# as the offset, and indicate that the chip is operating at 80Hz
hx = AdvancedHX711(2, 3, -370, -367471, Rate.HZ_80)

# constantly output weights using the median of all samples
# obtained within 1 second
while True:
    print(hx.weight(timedelta(seconds=1))) #eg. 0.03 g

Install

Install libhx711. Optionally, you can use this script.

pip3 install hx711-rpi-py

Calibrate

There is a Python script in the src directory you can use to calibrate your load cell and obtain the reference unit and offset values referred to above. The simplest way to use it after installing hx711-rpi-py is as follows:

[email protected]:~ $ wget https://github.com/endail/hx711-rpi-py/blob/master/src/calibrate.py
[email protected]:~ $ python3 calibrate.py

When you no longer need it, simply rm calibrate.py to remove the calibration script.

GitHub - endail/hx711-rpi-py: Python bindings for Raspberry Pi HX711 C++ Library
Python bindings for Raspberry Pi HX711 C++ Library - GitHub - endail/hx711-rpi-py: Python bindings for Raspberry Pi HX711 C++ Library