MicroPython is a complete reimplementation of Python that runs on small devices like microcontrollers. It enables users to build cool stuff – like Internet of Things devices – by combining their existing Python knowledge with a little bit of hands-on hardware hacking. In this talk I will start with a brief overview of MicroPython, how it works, how you can try it out, and how you can use it. I will then discuss some of the technical advances in the MicroPython software that have occurred over the past 12 months. Finally, I will talk about some of the things MicroPython is being used for, from robotics to IoT.
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.