Over the weekend we got two more #CircuitPython2022 from two Marks. Thank you all!
@MarkKomus has a Tweet thread:
#CircuitPython2022 So if one good thing for me comes from the last two years it is how I fell into this community. What started as a tool for my random projects morphed into me opening the hood to see what made CircuitPython tick and my first true open source contributions.
— Mark Komus (@MarkKomus) January 14, 2022
Mark S emailed:
I know a major user base for your products is young people and STEM education. Very good says I. Many of the people who learned hardware and software from your efforts are now young adults (and some older, childlike, adults like me). We all like that you do the hard work and make dev boards that are mostly easy to use.
I wonder if it might be time to step up the STEM. Your devices can be used to do real academic and citizen science. Earth science, botany, mycology, habitat monitoring, crop science, pollution detection and quantification, climate change research, to name a just a few.
I hope 2022 continues to bring us more tools to get these things done. And, if all my wishes were to come true, an increased emphasis on tutorials in the sciences. One could imagine building a small but useful lab from the devices you offer or possibly linked together with those devices.
And the best part is that the user would know a lot more about what each piece of equipment is and how it works if they built it themselves. Something professional academics can be woefully vague about.
Additions could include a gram scale, pH meter, Electrical measurement tools, the application of vision systems to telescopes and microscopes, incubators, respiratory gas detectors, material analysis equipment, spectrophotometer, etc. The list is nearly endless.
Best wishes to Adafruit in 2022. Special thanks to Limor and Kattni for their 2021 contributions.
#CircuitPython2022 is our annual reflection on the state of CircuitPython. We’d love to hear from you too! See the kick-off post for all of the details. Here are the previous posts:
- CycleMatch’s (aka kmatch) thoughts on Twitter
- Jeff (aka jepler) posted to his blog.
- Dexter Starboard (aka rsbohn) wrote a short gist
- Kelly (aka ksprayberry) posted to the forum.
- Matt Kojetin wrote a comment on the kick-off blog post.
- Pierre Constantineau has written a blog post that dives deep into keyboard software including CircuitPython.
- blakebr posted three different topics on the forum.
- retiredwizard also posted to the forum about using CircuitPython REPL directly to change files and protecting sensitive data.
- mlewus posted on the forum
- JohnHind also posted to the forum.
- Phil (PT) from Adafruit talked on Ask An Engineer about #CircuitPython2022.
- Patrick (@askpatrickw) posted a gist with two new projects and a review of last years.
- Scott (@tannewt) posted #CircuitPython2020 to the blog
- Anne wrote in to give us her thoughts about CircuitPython in 2022.