ALL A BOARD’ CircuitPython.org updates – datum! @circuitpython #circuitpython @groupgetscom
The goal of the datum project is to make it easier for students and hobbyists to incorporate sensors into their projects by doing the heavy lifting of translating the language the sensors speak into a format that’s easy for humans to read and for machines to parse and process.
Towards that end each datum board emulates a serial port over a USB connection, presents the information and data stored on them in a JSON encapsulated packet, and processes URI style commands to change and retrieve their settings. The datum boards fill the gap between a LEGO® Mindstorms® sensor and a breakout board. Boards are available on GroupGets.
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