Secrets of MicroPython: How to blink an LED #RaspberryPiPico @beyond_sol @MicroPython
What is the “hello world” of embedded software? Bhavesh Kakwani provides the answer: blinking an LED, of course! Their first tutorial, gets you acquainted with the fundamentals of MicroPython and more importantly, the online simulator used for all the tutorials.
In the simulator, we are going to be writing code for a Raspberry Pi Pico. The Pico is a powerful $4 microcontroller by the makers of the Raspberry Pi, and it comes with solid MicroPython support and documentation. The simulator we’ll use is an excellent online service called Wokwi, and it has a starting point for Pi Pico + MicroPython projects here.
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.