B4R Question Adafruit_ADS1015 automatically deleted from sketch folder

Hans- Joachim Krahe

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hi, I try to #include <Adafruit_ADS1015.h> //"Adafruit_ADS1015.h" . Does anyone know, what's wrong? 🤔

1. You have posted this thread in B4R Libraries forum. Only actual libraries should be posted there.

2. Never add files to the internal libraries folder unless the instructions specifically say so.
----never will do again

3. The internal libraries folder is not searched for anything during compilation.
---- understood

You can install the library with Arduino IDE and change the include command to use <Adafruit_ADS1015.h> instead of "Adafruit_ADS1015.h" or include the files inside the folder of one of the already referenced libraries. This way it will be copied to the project folder during compilation.

I installed Adafruit ADS1X15 in Arduino IDE

I changed the include command to use <Adafruit_ADS1015.h> instead of "Adafruit_ADS1015.h"

I cleaned the project.

I copied Adafruit_ADS1015.h and Adafruit_ADS1015.cpp to the Rwire folder in additional library, which is used too in sketch


Adafruit_ADS1015.h and Adafruit_ADS1015.cpp NOT copied to sketch folder.

🤔 ... what todo or tobe?

by the way, after installing Adafruit ADS 1X15 to IDE, it is not shown in Arduino libraries - is there another folder too?


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I think that you need to understand how B4R works.
I hope more people will help me to explain.

In B4R you can only use B4R libraries.
A B4R library can build on an Arduino library.
The creator of a B4R library must explain how to install the C files or include them in the library.
In this example someone has wrapped an Arduino library to be used in B4R.

If you use Arduino to install a library, it will not be available in B4R.
But if it is installed by Arduino you can use inline C to use it.
In this example you install Narcoleptic in Arduino and use inline C.

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Here is what I did:
1. Installed the mentioned library with Arduino IDE.
2. I've opened Arduino libraries folder to see what was actually installed:

The file name is different than what you wrote.

3. I've added a reference to this header file with:
#if C
#include <Adafruit_ADS1X15.h>
#End If

It compiles.
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Hans- Joachim Krahe

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... hm, I had changed the Arduino libraryfolder adress. Set it back to Documents/Arduino and it works. But was missing Adafruit_i2c then. I installed Adafruit IObus then and got errors:

"E:\Documents\Arduino\libraries\Adafruit_BusIO\Adafruit_SPIDevice.cpp: In member function 'void Adafruit_SPIDevice::transfer(uint8_t*, size_t)':
E:\Documents\Arduino\libraries\Adafruit_BusIO\Adafruit_SPIDevice.cpp:133:31: error: no matching function for call to 'SPIClass::transfer(uint8_t*&, size_t&)'
_spi->transfer(buffer, len);
E:\Documents\Arduino\libraries\Adafruit_BusIO\Adafruit_SPIDevice.cpp:133:31: note: candidate is:
In file included from E:\Documents\Arduino\libraries\Adafruit_BusIO/Adafruit_SPIDevice.h:1:0,
from E:\Documents\Arduino\libraries\Adafruit_BusIO\Adafruit_SPIDevice.cpp:1:
C:\Users\Krahe64\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\esp8266\hardware\esp8266\2.4.0\libraries\SPI/SPI.h:65:11: note: uint8_t SPIClass::transfer(uint8_t)
uint8_t transfer(uint8_t data);
C:\Users\Krahe64\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\esp8266\hardware\esp8266\2.4.0\libraries\SPI/SPI.h:65:11: note: candidate expects 1 argument, 2 provided
exit status 1"

is there another library that works?
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Hans- Joachim Krahe

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arduino example from github makes same error. Seems to be incompatibility between latest libs adafruit_ADS1X15 and adafruit_busIO..? 🤔

#include <Adafruit_ADS1X15.h>

//Adafruit_ADS1115 ads;  /* Use this for the 16-bit version */
Adafruit_ADS1015 ads;     /* Use this for the 12-bit version */

void setup(void)
  Serial.println("Getting single-ended readings from AIN0..3");
  Serial.println("ADC Range: +/- 6.144V (1 bit = 3mV/ADS1015, 0.1875mV/ADS1115)");
  // The ADC input range (or gain) can be changed via the following
  // functions, but be careful never to exceed VDD +0.3V max, or to
  // exceed the upper and lower limits if you adjust the input range!
  // Setting these values incorrectly may destroy your ADC!
  //                                                                ADS1015  ADS1115
  //                                                                -------  -------
  // ads.setGain(GAIN_TWOTHIRDS);  // 2/3x gain +/- 6.144V  1 bit = 3mV      0.1875mV (default)
  // ads.setGain(GAIN_ONE);        // 1x gain   +/- 4.096V  1 bit = 2mV      0.125mV
  // ads.setGain(GAIN_TWO);        // 2x gain   +/- 2.048V  1 bit = 1mV      0.0625mV
  // ads.setGain(GAIN_FOUR);       // 4x gain   +/- 1.024V  1 bit = 0.5mV    0.03125mV
  // ads.setGain(GAIN_EIGHT);      // 8x gain   +/- 0.512V  1 bit = 0.25mV   0.015625mV
  // ads.setGain(GAIN_SIXTEEN);    // 16x gain  +/- 0.256V  1 bit = 0.125mV  0.0078125mV

void loop(void)
  int16_t adc0, adc1, adc2, adc3;
  float volts0, volts1, volts2, volts3;

  adc0 = ads.readADC_SingleEnded(0);
  adc1 = ads.readADC_SingleEnded(1);
  adc2 = ads.readADC_SingleEnded(2);
  adc3 = ads.readADC_SingleEnded(3);

  volts0 = ads.computeVolts(adc0);
  volts1 = ads.computeVolts(adc1);
  volts2 = ads.computeVolts(adc2);
  volts3 = ads.computeVolts(adc3);

  Serial.print("AIN0: "); Serial.print(adc0); Serial.print("  "); Serial.print(volts0); Serial.println("V");
  Serial.print("AIN1: "); Serial.print(adc1); Serial.print("  "); Serial.print(volts1); Serial.println("V");
  Serial.print("AIN2: "); Serial.print(adc2); Serial.print("  "); Serial.print(volts2); Serial.println("V");
  Serial.print("AIN3: "); Serial.print(adc3); Serial.print("  "); Serial.print(volts3); Serial.println("V");

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