LA Meetup: Hack your own holiday lights with MicroPython #MicroPython #Meetup
Kody K is hosting a meetup in Burbank, California on Sunday December 22nd, 2019.
MicroPython is a slimmed-down version of Python 3 that runs on microcontrollers like the ESP8266. This simple but powerful language can control exciting hardware like individually addressable LEDs, also known as NeoPixels. In this class, Python beginners will learn to program holiday lights with unique colors and animations in MicroPython, and get to take home their final WiFi controllable holiday lights.
The first 15 registered attendees will go home with an ESP8266, breadboard, and strip of 10 individually addressable LEDs.
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.