Using our open-source client library for Python, you can connect a computer, server, or single-board computer (like the Raspberry Pi) to Adafruit IO. All you need is the latest version of Python to be installed!

Adafruit IO Python Library

The Adafruit IO Python library provides two clients for accessing Adafruit IO (MQTT and HTTP) and lots of examples. It's compatible with any system running CPython3 and also compatible with Single-Board computers like the Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone.

Adafruit IO Python Library Installation

Up-to-date installation instructions for this library are located on the Adafruit_IO_Python's GitHub repository's README.

Adafruit IO Python Library Examples

We provide usage examples within the examples folder of the GitHub repository for the Adafruit IO REST API Client and the Adafruit IO MQTT API Client. If you want to download all the examples to your computer, make sure to clone (or download) the GitHub repository's contents to an easy-to-access location on your computer.

Adafruit IO Python Library Documentation

Documentation for all methods and classes in the Adafruit IO Python library can be found on the ReadTheDocs page for this project

Basic Python Projects with Adafruit IO

Starting your journey with Adafruit IO and Python? We've got you covered! Dive into our set of seven comprehensive guides in the Adafruit IO Basics series.

You'll learn all about creating internet-connected electronics projects - from sending button presses to Adafruit IO's cloud, controlling a servo motor, changing the color of an LED strip, temperature and humidity monitoring, and much more!

Each guide includes wiring, code, and instructions for using a single-board computer (like the Raspberry Pi) with the Adafruit IO Python client library.

Start learning Adafruit IO and Arduino with the Adafruit IO: Basics series

CircuitPython Projects with Adafruit IO

The Adafruit Learning System is a great place to find guides that answer the age-old maker question of "What do I build next?".

Below are a few of our favorite guides that use Adafruit IO and the Adafruit IO Python library: 

Physical Dashboard with Raspberry Pi and Adafruit IO

This project will show you how to use Raspberry Pi to build a physical dashboard that displays any kind of data.  Use beautiful LED displays and automotive dial gauges to build an exciting dashboard that tracks important metrics.  For example, keep tabs on the health of a web service by displaying server health data with dials and bright seven-segment LED displays. 

Adafruit IO Connected Animated GIF Display

Do you love Raspberry Pis, animated GIFs, and the Internet of Things? If so, this project is for you. We will show you how to easily turn your Raspberry Pi into an animated GIF display device that you can update from anywhere!

This guide was first published on Jun 13, 2018. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

This page (Python and Adafruit IO) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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