Paul McWhorter has a fantastic series of tutorials about how to use an Arduino with Python programs. The series introduces the Python programming language and shows some great practical applications of how an Arduino can talk to a computer running Python. For example a Python program running on a computer can talk to an Arduino that’s connected to a distance and color sensor to build an interactive virtual environment. Check out the full list of tutorials in the series, each with a great video and text description!
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