Grove - Barometer Sensor (BMP180)


3.3V 5.0V I2C

This is a Grove module for the Bosch BMP180 high-precision, low-power digital barometer. The BMP180 offers a pressure measuring range of 300 to 1100 hPa with an accuracy down to 0.02 hPa in advanced resolution mode. It’s based on piezo-resistive technology for high accuracy, ruggedness and long term stability. The chip only accepts 1.8V to 3.6V input voltage. However, with outer circuit added, this module becomes compatible with 3.3V and 5V. Therefore, it can be used on Arduino/Seeeduino or Seeeduino Stalker without modification.It is designed to be connected directly to a micro-controller via the I2C bus.


  • Digital two wire (I2C) interface
  • Wide barometric pressure range
  • Flexible supply voltage range
  • Ultra-low power consumption
  • Low noise measurement
  • Factory-calibrated
  • -40 to +85°C operational range, ±2°C temperature accuracy
  • I2C address: 0x77


More details about Grove modules please refer to Grove System

Application Ideas

  • Enhancement of GPS navigation
  • Indoor and outdoor navigation
  • Leisure and sports
  • Weather forecast
  • Vertical velocity indication (rise/sink speed)


Item Min Typical Max Unit
Voltage 3 5 5.5 VDC
Current 1.1 / 20 uA
Pressure Range 300 / 1100 hPa
Faster I2C data transfer / / 3.4 MHZ
Dimension 40.1*20.2*9.7 mm

Platforms Supported


With Arduino

Barometric condition is one of the criteria used to predict coming change in weather and deduce altitude above sea level. Here is a demo to show you how to read the barometric data from this Grove - Barometer Sensor (BMP180).

1.Connect it to IIC port of Seeeduino or Grove - Base Shield via a Grove cable. And connect Arduino to PC via a USB cable.

2.Download the library(the barometer library is shared by Grove - Barometer Sensor (BMP180) and Grove - Barometer Sensor(BMP085));Unzip it into the libraries file of Arduino IDE by the path: ..\arduino-1.0.1\libraries.

3.Create a new Arduino sketch and paste the codes below to it or open the code directly by the path:File -> Example ->Barometer_Sensor->Barometer_Sensor.

    /* Barometer demo V1.0
    * Based largely on code by  Jim Lindblom
    * Get pressure, altitude, and temperature from the BMP085.
    * Serial.print it out at 9600 baud to serial monitor.
    * By:
    #include "Barometer.h"
    #include <Wire.h>
    float temperature;
    float pressure;
    float atm;
    float altitude;
    Barometer myBarometer;
    void setup(){


    void loop()
       temperature = myBarometer.bmp085GetTemperature(myBarometer.bmp085ReadUT()); //Get the temperature, bmp085ReadUT MUST be called first
       pressure = myBarometer.bmp085GetPressure(myBarometer.bmp085ReadUP());//Get the temperature
       altitude = myBarometer.calcAltitude(pressure); //Uncompensated calculation - in Meters
       atm = pressure / 101325;

      Serial.print("Temperature: ");
      Serial.print(temperature, 2); //display 2 decimal places
      Serial.println("deg C");

      Serial.print("Pressure: ");
      Serial.print(pressure, 0); //whole number only.
      Serial.println(" Pa");

      Serial.print("Ralated Atmosphere: ");
      Serial.println(atm, 4); //display 4 decimal places

      Serial.print("Altitude: ");
      Serial.print(altitude, 2); //display 2 decimal places
      Serial.println(" m");


      delay(1000); //wait a second and get values again.

4.Open the serial monitor to receive the sensor’s data including temperature, barometric pressure value, relative atmosphere pressure and altitude.

The following is a reference graph plotting out the relationship between altitude above sea level and barometric pressure.

With Raspberry Pi

1.You should have got a raspberry pi and a grovepi or grovepi+.

2.You should have completed configuring the development enviroment, otherwise follow here.


  • Plug the sensor to grovepi socket i2c-x(1~3) by using a grove cable.

4.Navigate to the demos’ directory:

   cd yourpath/GrovePi/Software/Python/grove_barometer/adafruit
  • To see the code
    nano   # "Ctrl+x" to exit #

    import smbus
    import RPi.GPIO as GPIO
    #import grovepi
    from grove_i2c_barometic_sensor import BMP085

    # ===========================================================================
    # Example Code
    # ===========================================================================

    # Initialise the BMP085 and use STANDARD mode (default value)
    # bmp = BMP085(0x77, debug=True)
    bmp = BMP085(0x77, 1)

    # To specify a different operating mode, uncomment one of the following:
    # bmp = BMP085(0x77, 0)  # ULTRALOWPOWER Mode
    # bmp = BMP085(0x77, 1)  # STANDARD Mode
    # bmp = BMP085(0x77, 2)  # HIRES Mode
    # bmp = BMP085(0x77, 3)  # ULTRAHIRES Mode

    if rev == 2 or rev == 3:
        bus = smbus.SMBus(1)
        bus = smbus.SMBus(0)

    temp = bmp.readTemperature()

    # Read the current barometric pressure level
    pressure = bmp.readPressure()

    # To calculate altitude based on an estimated mean sea level pressure
    # (1013.25 hPa) call the function as follows, but this won't be very accurate
    # altitude = bmp.readAltitude()

    # To specify a more accurate altitude, enter the correct mean sea level
    # pressure level.  For example, if the current pressure level is 1023.50 hPa
    # enter 102350 since we include two decimal places in the integer value
    altitude = bmp.readAltitude(101560)

    print "Temperature: %.2f C" % temp
    print "Pressure:    %.2f hPa" % (pressure / 100.0)
    print "Altitude:    %.2f m" % altitude

5.Run the demo.

    sudo python



ArduinoWioBeagleBoneRaspberry PiLinkIt ONE


The platforms mentioned above as supported is/are an indication of the module's hardware or theoritical compatibility. We only provide software library or code examples for Arduino platform in most cases. It is not possible to provide software library / demo code for all possible MCU platforms. Hence, users have to write their own software library.

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