All frozen libraries have been updated to their latest versions as of 2019-01-05.
Added runtime.serial_bytes_available. Returns True if any bytes are available to read on the USB serial input. Allows for polling to see whether to call the built-in input() or wait. (read-only). Thanks to @ATMakersBill.
nRF52840-related builds were removed from 3.x as of 3.1.2 because certain software downloads that 3.x depends on were removed from Nordic’s website. It is no longer possible to build these on the 3.x branch. But see the 4.0 (master) branch for viable and better support for nRF52840. Note also that nRF52832 builds from commits before 3.1.2 will no longer build due to changed download locations on the Nordic website. Thanks to @dhalbert.
Pre-built mpy-cross executables are available above for MacOS, Windows, Ubuntu, and Raspbian. For MacOS, Ubuntu, and Raspbian, you must make the mpy-cross download executable by doing. Then you can compile a .py file to .mpy:
$ chmod +x mpy-cross-whatever-you-downloaded # you only need to do this once
$ ./mpy-cross-whatever-you-downloaded yourfile.py # this will generate yourfile.mpy
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.