a first test of circuitpython on ESP32 web workflow!

scott and dan just merged in Web (WiFi) Workflow for circuitpython and ESP32 which means that it’s incredibly easy to start working with chips like the ESP32 which have excellent WiFi networking but do not have USB mass-storage.

we want to have CircuitPython run on these chips but of course we ALSO want to have a great user experience for beginners, and being able to pop open a serial terminal or upload files via a browser’s drag-n-drop capabilities would be sweeeeet.

we pulled out an odroid go which was a popular ESP32 WROVER-based game console, and uploaded the code with esp32 loader (https://espressif.github.io/esptool-js/) .

then we configured the AP and SSID password – this will be done more automatically in the future, for now its done manually with some REPL commands.

Now when we visit the IP address displayed on the odroid’s screen, it will let us immediately go to the built-in serial console that is also web-compatible! any repl commands are echoed on the display as well. next up we will try uploading files – video.


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