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Pykids Learn Electronics with CircuitPython and Microcontrollers #CircuitPython #Gemma #Adafruit

Pykids

This summer Pykids participated in research projects across various subjects in STEM, including chemistry, biology, computational modeling, computer science, and much more. One topic:

Electronics with CircuitPython and Micro controllers

With this “project based learning” approach, students used hands on Python application to create an electronic product , a blingy Christmas tree, with Adafruit microcontroller Gemma M0.

Students learnt how to code , build an electronic circuit, cut, strip and solder wires to create connections, create 3D print design and finally print the model and assemble the final product — Whew!

Their CircuitPython work was inspired by this blog post by Les Pounder.

Read more on Medium about their work.


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