I've seen several threads where users experience some noise fluctuation in the GPIO input readings, for instance, without any physical change to a Button's state, the events when_released/when_pressed are being triggered, even with correct configuration of pull-up/pull-down.

This is normal and expected on "real world" scenarios, however I would like to know if there is a way using the gpiozero library, to ignore events that happen too fast, for instance, a button is active, then a release and press event are triggered with a small interval in between, say 10ms for instance. I nee to ignore both the press and release rather only the release if I configure the bounce_time.

Is this possible with gpiozero? I've been trying to understand the library code, but I haven't found a way to do this without hacking too much.

The Button.bounce_time property is not applicable, since that configures only the time to ignore events after a first event happened, which is not what I need. I need to ignore all events (including the first one) if another event happened really close to the first one.

BTW, I'm using RPi.GPIO as the pin factory for gpiozero.

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As far as I am aware my pigpio library is the only gpiozero back-end to have a proper debounce implementation.

pigpio provides a glitch filter which ignores any level transitions shorter than a specified number of microseconds.

E.g. from Python set_glitch_filter().

  • Awesome joan, I will try your library and let you know if it solved.
    – ffleandro
    Commented May 10, 2017 at 21:39
  • Joan, thanks for the library. Everything working as expected. Is there any way to log everytime a glitch is ignored? Also, I have some ideas on using this library on devices other than RPi. Is there any channel you prefer we can talk some more?
    – ffleandro
    Commented May 11, 2017 at 13:00

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