After getting back from PyCon I’ve gone heads down back into CircuitPython development. However, I wanted to take a moment to highlight a couple MicroPython related videos from PyCon and encourage everyone to check out all of the videos from PyCon.
First, Sev Leonard ran a tutorial on using MicroPython for IoT devices.
After the tutorial days there were three days of talks. On the second day of talks Kavya Joshi compared MicroPython’s memory use to CPython’s memory use.
On the final day, Tim Head presented his project to create a Web based bike speedometer.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.