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Using tinyGo on an Adafruit ItsyBitsy M0 board #Golang #tinyGo #Microcontrollers #Adafruit @Adafruit @DeadProgram @tingGolang

User LarryP in the Adafruit forums writes about experiencing the use of tinyGo to program an Adafruit ItsyBitsy M0 microcontroller.

I’m pleased to report success installing and testing tinyGo (https://tinygo.org/) on an Itsy Bitsy M0. Just blinking the red LED, but I find golang on bare silicon pretty promising!

A few key details:

The #tinygo channel of gophers.slack.com is *invaluable*. I got help from the compiler developer and another helpful expert; can’t beat that!

FYI, the key help was the (unintuitive-to-me-at-least) need to unset both GOROOT and GOPATH to get tinygo to work

What is tinyGo?

TinyGo (https://tinygo.org/) lets you run Go directly on microcontrollers.

TinyGo has support for 14 different boards such as the Arduino Uno/Adafruit Metro, Adafruit Circuit Playground Express, Adafruit Feather M0, Adafruit Trinket M0, Adafruit ItsyBitsy M0, and BBC micro:bit. Click to see the supported hardware.

LarryP points to this demo video  (below) at FOSDEM discussing tinyGo. Great job LarryP!


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