Rhode Island workshop: Intro to Python: Adafruit CircuitPython & Circuit Playground Express #pawtucket #RhodeIsland #CircuitPython #CircuitPlaygroundExpress @OSMakerMill
On February 23rd, Ocean State Maker Mill is hosting a workshop on “Intro to Python: Adafruit CircuitPython & Circuit Playground Express”.
Over 3 hours we will explore programming concepts with Python while we implement a project to translate sound into a colorful light display. This is a beginner class, no prior programming experience is needed.
We will cover:
* How to install CircuitPython on the Circuit Playground Express
* Installing the Mu Python editor
* Basic Python concepts, syntax, data types, operators, and expressions
* How to use Python to interact with the Circuit Playground Express
At the completion of the class you will have your own Circuit Playground Express to take home, programmed in Python to create a colorful light display in response to sound. You will be on your way to creating your own interactive projects!
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.