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This week saw the release of CircuitPython version 0.8.4!  CircuitPython is Adafruit’s beginner friendly version of MicroPython and the latest 0.8.4 release brings a collection of small bug fixes.  One important change too is that the SAMD21 port will appear as a USB drive with the name CIRCUITPY.  Check out the CircuitPython GitHub release page for all the details and downloads:

This release is based on MicroPython 1.8.7.

Changes since 0.8.3:

  • all: PWMOut supports different frequencies.
  • all: Renamed dutyPWMOut constructor argument to duty_cycle to match property.
  • all: Published new design guide for contributions.
  • SAMD21: Newly created filesystems are now called CIRCUITPY.
  • SAMD21: Correct USB sleep time. (A sleep of 2 seconds was actually 2.7. Whoops!)
  • SAMD21: Cleanly reset the ADC and DAC.
  • SAMD21: Various pinout fixes.
  • SAMD21: Dim the status LEDs so they are less blinding.

Also if you’re curious to try the ESP32 port of MicroPython be sure to watch this video of building and loading ESP32 MicroPython firmware from last week too.