GPIO extension board to connect the raspberry pi to components Bme280 (Purple thingy) Pi 3B
This problem was intermittent at first. We were receiving reading and the error occured out of nowhere, made adjustment to the sensor(taking out and putting it back in) which solved it but when we touch the sensor the error showed up again.
We decided to change the sensor and the problem turned from intermittent to persistent. Now we have this as permanent issue.
We removed the package for BME280 and SmBus2 and decided to reinstall it again.
RPI Bme280: https://pypi.org/project/RPi.bme280/
I followed this BME280 installation guide, however when prompting for 'i2cdetect -y 1' there were lines but no number showing up.
What has been confirmed so far:
Patching up of circuits was fine, tested with my lecturer pi and it works fine. Codes is fine, we even use the sample code provided by RPi.bme280 I2c was enabled everytime