Tom’s Hardware: CircuitPython Officially Supported by Over 300 Microcontrollers #CircuitPython @TomsHardware

Tom’s Hardware reports on CircuitPython being supported by over 300 microprocessor board (and many more single board computers).

According to Adafruit, the 300+ boards supporting CircuitPython include both official and third-party creations from companies as well as open source projects made by members of the Raspberry Pi community. There are tons of microcontrollers out there to take advantage of for your projects and some of the best ones around are RP2040 boards.

Adafruit provides a complete list of officially supported boards on the CircuitPython website. Examples include most any RP2040 board, NXP, Nordic, Espressif boards and plenty more. Check out the complete list to see if the board you want to use will work or to find alternatives for your project that support CircuitPython.

It’s not enough to support CircuitPython, special libraries are created to absolve much of the hard work and so far over 350 are available to download. There is a complete list of libraries available on the CircuitPython website including a package that bundles many of them together. If you want to see what these libraries are capable of, check out our tutorial on how to create a Simon Says game using the Raspberry Pi Pico along with the aid of CircuitPython.

Read more on Tom’s Hardware and the Adafruit announcement.

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, 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.

Join 32,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community!

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.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more

CircuitPython – The easiest way to program microcontrollers –

Maker Business — Foxconn executive discusses the dramatically scaled back project in Wisconsin

Wearables — Flex your mind, flex your circuit board

Electronics — Damp Sponge vs Drenched Sponge

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: New CircuitPython and MicroPython Minor Updates and More! #Python #CircuitPython @micropython @ThePSF

Adafruit IoT Monthly — eInk Postcard, VR Spectrum Instrumentation, and more!

Microsoft MakeCode — MakeCode Thank You!

EYE on NPI — Maxim’s Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module #EyeOnNPI @maximintegrated @digikey

New Products – Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! — JP’s Product Pick of the Week 6/28/22 USB/DC/Solar LiPo Charger bq24074 @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit #newproductpick

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at !

No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.