I have an AM2302 from Adafruit. I have followed the directions on ModMyPi. Which consisted of cloning https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_Python_DHT.git via git. Installing build-essential and python-dev then running sudo python setup.py install. When I test the connection with the library I get Failed to get reading. Try again!. I have tried different GPIOs as well as both 3.3V pins. Each time I get the same result. I am not seeing anything relevant in the logs other then I am opening 'gpiomem device'.

pi@dapi:~/Projects/TempSensor/Adafruit_Python_DHT/examples $ sudo ./AdafruitDHT.py 2302 4
Failed to get reading. Try again!

I edited simpletest.py to reflect the proper sensor and pin and I receive the same result.

pi@dapi:~/Projects/TempSensor/Adafruit_Python_DHT/examples $ sudo python simpletest.py
Failed to get reading. Try again!

Try different software. There are plenty of choices if you google.

E.g. my DHT11/21/22/33/44 code.

To build

gcc -Wall -pthread -o DHTXXD test_DHTXXD.c DHTXXD.c -lpigpiod_if2

To start the daemom

sudo pigpiod

To run

./DHTXXD -g4 -i3 # connected to (Broadcom numbering) GPIO 4, every 3 seconds

DHTXXD returns three values. A status, the temperature, and the humidity. The status is one of the following. 0 (good) indicates a successful read. The other values indicate a read failure and the last good read of temperature and humidity will be returned.

GOOD         0
BAD_DATA     2
TIMEOUT      3
  • Still not receiving anything. pi@dapi:~/Projects/TempSensor/Adafruit_Python_DHT $ ./DHTXXD -g2 -i3 3 0.0 0.0 – Unfundednut Sep 15 '16 at 12:12
  • @MrStatic Which GPIO are you using? My pigpio only uses Broadcom numbering so 2 refers to GPIO2 which is connected to pin 3. It's not the best choice as it has hard-wired 1k8 pull-ups to 3V3 fitted. For GPIO numbering see pinout.xyz (pin 1 is at the SD card end). – joan Sep 15 '16 at 13:32
  • I have tried on 4 and 22. Both result in 0.0 0.0. – Unfundednut Sep 15 '16 at 23:18
  • Either the sensors are faulty or you are not connecting them properly. A close-up photo added to your question showing the connections would help. – joan Sep 16 '16 at 8:11
  • Here are two photos. This was my more recent attempt so I moved to 26. – Unfundednut Sep 16 '16 at 12:28

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