First #CircuitPython2023 Posts

We’ve gotten a number of #CircuitPython2023 posts so far! Thank you all! It’s not too late to post your own. Please post yours by January 18th and email [email protected] to let us know.

Footleg posted on Twitter and Mastodon:

What I’d love to see in is support for reading PS4 controllers over Bluetooth on the PicoW. This would really open up robot development using for projects aimed at children.

Bill Minarick (aka @[email protected]) posted on Mastodon:

More development of Bluetooth Low Energy, especially for Bluetooth Mesh (BLE 5) would be great for . Lora works well for long distance, low-power communication, but requires the purchase of another radio -BLE is built into many microcontrollers already. programmed sensor nodes forwarding data long distances through multiple low-power devices would open many new applications.

TreasureDev (aka @[email protected], @DJDevon3 on the Adafruit Discord) posted on Mastodon:

My wish list for
1. Language syntax dictionary. All languages have this in one form or another and if properly done is too expansive for a learn guide. It should be all in the docs. Circuit Python is kind of a black box for learning what synatx is ported from Python or microPython because it’s mostly undocumented or so spread out you have to use 10 tabs to find an applicable example.
2. User pages needs pagination. They’re not easy, intuitive, or fun to use.

Bradán Lane (aka @[email protected]) posted on Mastodon:

I built 3 products (the JoyPad, LumosRing, and LumosStick) in 2022 which utilized to make them more accessible and customizable by end users. I also used CircuitPython in a couple personal projects.

In my experience, the limiting factor was performance. With many of the available hardware having more than one core, I would like to see find ways to embrace multiple cores – even if it is limited to libraries and not end-user Python. I don’t yet know the answer.

Andy Warburton (aka @[email protected]) posted twice on Mastodon:

All I want for 2023 is to see one of my ideas come to life – an RP2040 powered, rechargable, programable bike light in a waterproof enclosure (basically just a slightly bigger Feather RP2040 with a built in LED matrix (available in red and white). Of course, powered by ! (I would make it myself but I don’t have the manufacturing expertise).

Also for I would LOVE to see a nice plugin for Sublime Text that shows the REPL beneath my code (like Thonny but without using Thonny)

Stylus (aka @[email protected], @jepler on the Adafruit Discord) posted a longer post on Mastodon covering challenges in 2022 and goals for #CircuitPython2023. Here is the beginning:

Jepler’s #circuitpython 2022 in review

I became a self-appointed floppy guru¹, vintage keyboard guru, and pico-w guru. I renewed my camera guru certification. I got to attend PyCon and meet some more of the community.

Seth Kerr (aka @[email protected], @skerr on the Adafruit Discord)

One thing I hope to get into beta support for CP9 in 2023 is Matter support. I know there’s some intricacies around it’s implementation, but it would definitely allow makers to develop devices that work with a growing number of commercial products.

Ladyada and pt talked about it on the Python on Hardware portion of Ask an Engineer last night.


#CircuitPython2023 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. Please post by January 18th.

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