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How to use BME280 Pressure, Humidity and Temperature Sensor with Arduino

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How to use BME280 Pressure, Humidity and Temperature Sensor with Arduino

This is the code on using BME280 to display temperature as degree Celsius, Fahrenheit or Kelvin and also display pressure as hPa and approximate elevation on the serial monitor. I have written custom function to make this all easy. Please watch the video instruction to understand it fully.

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* BME280 code with 2 extra function to display temperature
* easily
* written and Updated by Ahmad Shamshiri on July 25, 2019 at 18:42 
* in Ajax, Ontario, Canada for Robojax.com
* Watch Video instruction for this code:https://youtu.be/7dwWYn9_OhA
  This is a library for the BME280 humidity, temperature & pressure sensor

  Designed specifically to work with the Adafruit BME280 Breakout
  ----> http://www.adafruit.com/products/2650

  These sensors use I2C or SPI to communicate, 2 or 4 pins are required
  to interface. The device's I2C address is either 0x76 or 0x77.

  Adafruit invests time and resources providing this open source code,
  please support Adafruit andopen-source hardware by purchasing products
  from Adafruit!

  Written by Limor Fried & Kevin Townsend for Adafruit Industries.
  BSD license, all text above must be included in any redistribution

#include <Wire.h>

#include <Adafruit_Sensor.h>
#include <Adafruit_BME280.h>

#define SEALEVELPRESSURE_HPA (1013.25)

Adafruit_BME280 bme; // I2C

void setup() {
    Serial.println(F("BME280 test"));

    bool status;
    // default settings
    // (you can also pass in a Wire library object like &Wire2)
    status = bme.begin();  
    if (!status) {
        Serial.println("Could not find a valid BME280 sensor, check wiring!");
        while (1);
    Serial.println("-- Robojax Test --");


void loop() { 
    // Robojax.com BME280 Code
    Serial.print("Temperature = ");
    Serial.print("C ");
    Serial.print("F "); 
    Serial.println("K ");       

    Serial.print("Pressure = ");
    Serial.println(" hPa ");

    Serial.print("Humidity = ");
    Serial.println("% ");
    Serial.print("Approx. Altitude = ");
    Serial.println(" m");


    // action
    if(getBME('C') <65.2)
     //digitalWrite(5, HIGH); 
     // Robojax.com BME280 Code
}// loop end

 * @brief returns temperature or relative humidity
 * @param "type" is character
 *     C = Celsius
 *     K = Keliven
 *     F = Fahrenheit
 *     H = Humidity
 *     P = Pressure
 *     A = Altitude
 * @return returns one of the values above
 * Usage: to get Fahrenheit type: getHTU('F')
 * to print it on serial monitor Serial.println(getBME('F'));
 * Written by Ahmad Shamshiri on July 13, 2019. Update july 25, 2019
 * in Ajax, Ontario, Canada
 * www.Robojax.com 
float getBME(char type)
   // Robojax.com BME280 Code
  float value;
    float temp = bme.readTemperature();// read temperature
    float pressure = bme.readPressure() / 100.0F; // read pressure
    float rel_hum = bme.readHumidity();// read humidity
    float alt =bme.readAltitude(SEALEVELPRESSURE_HPA);// read altitude
   if(type =='F')
    value = temp *9/5 + 32;//convert to Fahrenheit 
   }else if(type =='K')
    value = temp + 273.15;//convert to Kelvin
   }else if(type =='H')
    value = rel_hum;//return relative humidity
   }else if(type =='P')
    value = pressure;//return pressure
   }else if(type =='A')
    value = alt;//return approximate altitude
    value = temp;// return Celsius
   return value;
    // Robojax.com BME280 Code

 * @brief prints degree symbol on serial monitor
 * @param none
 * @return returns nothing
 * Written by Ahmad Shamshiri on July 13, 2019
 * for Robojax Tutorial Robojax.com
 void printDegree()
   // Robojax.com Code

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