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August 15, 2016 AT 1:06 pm

NEW GUIDE: MicroPython Basics: What is MicroPython?

 

MicroPython Basics: What is MicroPython? is a new guide in the learning system:

This guide explains what is the MicroPython programming language, why you might want to use it for hardware projects, and where to find more information on MicroPython.  If you’re familiar withArduino you’ll learn how MicroPython compares to it and why you might want to explore using MicroPython in place of Arduino.  Don’t worry though if you’re totally new to hardware and programming MicroPython is a great place to start learning!

What is MicroPython?

MicroPython is a tiny open source Python programming language interpretor that runs on small embedded development boards.  With MicroPython you can write clean and simple Python code to control hardware instead of having to use complex low-level languages like C or C++ (what Arduino uses for programming).

The simplicity of the Python programming language makes MicroPython an excellent choice for beginners who are new to programming and hardware.  However MicroPython is also quite full-featured and supports most of Python’s syntax so even seasoned Python veterans will find MicroPython familiar and fun to use.


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2 Comments

  1. Thanks for the video! One note that I think the MicroPython link is incorrectly pointing to the arduino.cc site.

    I believe it should be pointed to

    https://github.com/micropython/micropython

    Thanks!

  2. Oh thanks for catching the wrong link, should be fixed now!

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