CircuitPython has a number of “ports” that are the core implementations for different microcontroller families. Stability varies on a per-port basis. As of this release, atmel-samd, cxd56 (Spresense), esp32s2, nrf,raspberrypi, stm for the F4 family are stable. stm for other STM chip families is being actively improved but may be missing functionality and have bugs. broadcom (Raspberry Pi), litex and mimxrt10xx are in an alpha state and will have bugs and missing functionality.
New boards since 7.0.0
Adafruit Feather ESP32-S2
Adafruit Feather ESP32-S2 TFT
Adafruit QT Py ESP32-S2
Challenger NB RP204
Cytron Maker Nano RP2040
Melopero Shake RP2040
Oak Development Technologies Bread 2040
Raspberry Pi 4B
Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 IO Board
Raspberry Pi Zero 2W
Seed XIAO variant build for HID devices
Solder Party RP2040 Stamp
Changes since 7.1.0-rc.1
This release is a relabeling of 7.1.0-rc.1 and is otherwise the same as that release.
Thank you to all who used, tested, and contributed since 7.0.0, including the contributors above, and many others on GitHub and Discord. Join us on the Discord chat to collaborate.
Adafruit publishes a wide range of writing and video content, including interviews and reporting on the maker market and the wider technology world. Our standards page is intended as a guide to best practices that Adafruit uses, as well as an outline of the ethical standards Adafruit aspires to. While Adafruit is not an independent journalistic institution, Adafruit strives to be a fair, informative, and positive voice within the community – check it out here: adafruit.com/editorialstandards
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.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.