Dublin Linux Developer online meetup with Adafruit March 5th #Linux #Adafruit #CircuitPython

Dublin Linux Developers will be meeting online with Jeff Epler and Melissa LeBlanc-Williams from Adafruit on Saturday, Mar 5, 6:00 PM GMT: Jeff’s presentation will be on “From Zero to CircuitPython”.

Jeff’s presentation will be on “From Zero to CircuitPython”. CircuitPython is an embedded implementation of the Python language, a friendly fork of MicroPython primarily developed by Adafruit and designed to simplify experimenting and learning to code on low-cost microcontroller boards. Jeff will demo the process from receiving a factory fresh Adafruit board to showing the Dublin forecast downloaded over WiFi on the board’s built-in TFT display. Some prior familiarity with Python and JSON is helpful, but not essential. GitHub gist of the code written during the session and other links will be provided via chat.

Melissa’s presentation is “Getting to Blinky with Blinka” and will include be an overview of how easy it is to get up and running with Adafruit Blinka on a Raspberry Pi. She will also be showing off a couple of her other projects including a scrolling message board that can easily be scripted using Python and TI calculator with a fully working Raspberry pi Zero inside. Both projects are running Linux as the base OS.

Following the presentations from Adafruit there will be time for questions and talking about the projects you are working on.

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