Programming CircuitPython boards on the go with iOS devices #CircuitPython #iPhone @PaintYourDragon

That Dragon Guy on Twitter posts about programming CircuitPython boards using an iPhone and a tiny Bluetooth keyboard for a very mobile solution.

I *adore* tiny fold-up travel-size things, and was pondering what minimal-but-usable CircuitPython development might look like without bringing a laptop. Here’s Runestone on iPhone with a folding Bluetooth keyboard and Proximity Trinkey as the dev board. (above)

That Lightning-to-USB nubbin is bad news though, gets HOT and drains power fast. Also the split keyboard might annoy, so…

The official Apple Lightning-to-camera connection cable won’t run hot…but is slightly bigger and like a billion dollars (okay, $29). Logitech Keys-to-Go has a decent layout, not full size but good enough, if you’re okay with that fabric-key feel.

Anything you’d change to either save space or make it more usable? FUN FACT: early in CircuitPython planning, one of the imagined use cases was “suppose you’re at a comic con without laptop and want to add a feature to your NeoPixel-festooned cosplay…” So here we are.

Read the thread here and learn how to use an iOS device to program a CircuitPython board in the Adafruit Learning System Guide Edit CircuitPython Code on iOS with Runestone.


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