CircuitPython on Linux and Raspberry Pi @adafruit @Raspberry_Pi #RaspberryPi
We’re always looking for ways to make making easier – whether that’s making breakout boards for hard-to-solder sensors or writing libraries to simplify motor control. Our new favorite way to program microcontrollers is CircuitPython.
But…sometimes you want to do more than a microcontroller can do. Like HDMI video output, or camera capture, or serving up a website, or just something that takes more memory and computing than a microcontroller board can do…
The next obvious step is to bring CircuitPython back to ‘desktop Python’. We’ve got tons of projects, libraries and example code for CircuitPython on microcontrollers, and thanks to the flexibility and power of Python its pretty easy to get it working with micro-computers like Raspberry Pi or other ‘Linux with GPIO pins available’ single board computers.
We’ve started out with demonstrating that you can wire up a popular BME280 temperature/humidity/pressure sensor, to a Raspberry Pi and within a 3 minutes: using pip to install the CircuitPython support library and BME280 CircuitPython driver, then running our example code. You can now unlock our massive number of drivers and libraries — right now, there’s 85 of them! while still enjoying the power and flexibility of Linux and Raspberry Pi
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.