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Null Byte’s Wonder How To presents Getting Started with MicroPython for ESP8266 Microcontrollers.
For anyone interested in using cheap, Wi-Fi-connected microcontrollers like the ESP8266, the Arduino programming language can be a barrier to entry. Based on C++, Arduino requires knowledge of more computer science than languages like Python. Fortunately for beginners, setting up MicroPython on an ESP8266 allows anyone to write Python on affordable microcontrollers in a matter of minutes.
One of the first languages many people learn for programming electronics is Arduino, which requires knowledge of the specific structure needed to make a sketch work. Because of the way microcontrollers run code, even a simple Arduino sketch has several lines of code that are not intuitive.
In MicroPython, you can do the same in a way that’s clearly understandable in two lines. First, import the modules needed, and then spell out what to do in clear and straightforward Python.
See the video below and the How-To for the full tutorial.
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