I have connected trinket and CCS811 I am trying to build and upload sketch to the module:

  Read basic CO2 and TVOCs

  Marshall Taylor @ SparkFun Electronics
  Nathan Seidle @ SparkFun Electronics

  April 4, 2017


  Read the TVOC and CO2 values from the SparkFun CSS811 breakout board

  A new sensor requires at 48-burn in. Once burned in a sensor requires
  20 minutes of run in before readings are considered good.

  Hardware Connections (Breakoutboard to Arduino):
  3.3V to 3.3V pin
  GND to GND pin
  SDA to A4
  SCL to A5

#include <Wire.h>

#include "SparkFunCCS811.h" //Click here to get the library: http://librarymanager/All#SparkFun_CCS811

#define CCS811_ADDR 0x5B //Default I2C Address
//#define CCS811_ADDR 0x5A //Alternate I2C Address

CCS811 mySensor(CCS811_ADDR);

#include <SoftwareSerial.h>
const int rx = 0; //3
const int tx = 2; //4
const int alarmPin = 4;
SoftwareSerial mySerial(rx, tx);

void setup()
  mySerial.println("CCS811 Basic Example");

  Wire.begin(); //Inialize I2C Hardware

  pinMode(alarmPin, OUTPUT);

void loop()
  //Check to see if data is ready with .dataAvailable()
  if (mySensor.dataAvailable())
    //If so, have the sensor read and calculate the results.
    //Get them later

    //Returns calculated CO2 reading
    double val = mySensor.getCO2();
      digitalWrite(alarmPin, HIGH); 
    //Serial.print("] tVOC[");
    //Returns calculated TVOC reading
    //Serial.print("] millis[");
    //Display the time since program start

  delay(10); //Don't spam the I2C bus

However when I verify the sketch I get following errors:

In file included from C:\Users\Nitin\Desktop\co2\co2.ino:26:0:

C:\Users\Nitin\Documents\Arduino\libraries\SparkFun_CCS811_Arduino_Library\src/SparkFunCCS811.h:77:28: error: 'TwoWire' has not been declared

  CCS811_Status_e beginCore(TwoWire &wirePort);


C:\Users\Nitin\Documents\Arduino\libraries\SparkFun_CCS811_Arduino_Library\src/SparkFunCCS811.h:97:2: error: 'TwoWire' does not name a type; did you mean 'Wire'?

  TwoWire *_i2cPort; //The generic connection to user's chosen I2C hardware



C:\Users\Nitin\Documents\Arduino\libraries\SparkFun_CCS811_Arduino_Library\src/SparkFunCCS811.h:112:13: error: 'TwoWire' has not been declared

  bool begin(TwoWire &wirePort = Wire);         //Use the Wire hardware by default


C:\Users\Nitin\Documents\Arduino\libraries\SparkFun_CCS811_Arduino_Library\src/SparkFunCCS811.h:113:34: error: 'TwoWire' has not been declared

  CCS811_Status_e beginWithStatus(TwoWire &wirePort = Wire);    //Use the Wire hardware by default


C:\Users\Nitin\Documents\Arduino\libraries\SparkFun_CCS811_Arduino_Library\src/SparkFunCCS811.h:112:33: error: could not convert 'Wire' from 'TinyM_USI_TWI' to 'int&'

  bool begin(TwoWire &wirePort = Wire);         //Use the Wire hardware by default


C:\Users\Nitin\Documents\Arduino\libraries\SparkFun_CCS811_Arduino_Library\src/SparkFunCCS811.h:113:54: error: could not convert 'Wire' from 'TinyM_USI_TWI' to 'int&'

  CCS811_Status_e beginWithStatus(TwoWire &wirePort = Wire);    //Use the Wire hardware by default


Multiple libraries were found for "Wire.h"
 Used: C:\Users\Nitin\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\adafruit\hardware\avr\1.4.13\libraries\Wire
 Not used: C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\hardware\arduino\avr\libraries\Wire
Multiple libraries were found for "SparkFunCCS811.h"
 Used: C:\Users\Nitin\Documents\Arduino\libraries\SparkFun_CCS811_Arduino_Library
 Not used: C:\Users\Nitin\Documents\Arduino\libraries\arduino_613982
Using library Wire at version 1.0 in folder: C:\Users\Nitin\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\adafruit\hardware\avr\1.4.13\libraries\Wire 
Using library SparkFun_CCS811_Arduino_Library at version 2.0.1 in folder: C:\Users\Nitin\Documents\Arduino\libraries\SparkFun_CCS811_Arduino_Library 
Using library SoftwareSerial at version 1.0 in folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\hardware\arduino\avr\libraries\SoftwareSerial 
exit status 1
Error compiling for board Adafruit Gemma (ATtiny85 @ 8MHz).

I see that this library - SparkFun_CCS811_Arduino_Library is not compatible with trinket https://github.com/sparkfun/SparkFun_CCS811_Arduino_Library/issues/19

can anyone give me pointer to write sketch for trinket connected to CCS811 sensor?

  • read the error printout carefully ... what is it telling you?
    – jsotola
    Jun 7 '20 at 1:03

Looks like you have two choices

  • Use a different controller that is compatible with the normal Arduino Wire library - maybe something like the Nano?
  • Modify SparkFunCCS811.h to #include TinyWireM.h instead of Wire.h. This is actually not hard at all - just takes a bit of patience and the knowledge that "there is no magic".


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