We’ll learn to set up a Pico’s settings.toml file, then write CircuitPython code so our Pico can log into our local network using the network password. We’ll also access the worldtimeapi.org’s time API to return information on time in a given time zone. We’ll also see how JSON shows up in a browser without JSON-formatting extensions, and show how you can find browser formatting extensions for Chrome and Safari.
This lesson sets us up for future lessons where we’ll assemble time from the returned data and set the Pico’s real time clock. We’ll also use what we’ve learned here to get weather data in a future lesson. Part of Prof. John Gallaugher’s Physical Computing course. For more info, see https://bit.ly/physical-computing
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John Gallaugher’s instructional videos on Circuit Python basics are excellent resources for all skill levels. It always helps to see how others approach the same problem in different ways to achieve a good result.