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Blinka, the CircuitPython mascot, over the Amp Hour logo

Scott (@tannewt), CircuitPython project lead, was on episode #383 of the Amp Hour. The Amp Hour podcast is a variety of discussion about electronics between hosts Chris Gammell and Dave Jones. Some episodes, such as #383, feature a special guest who brings a different perspective to the show.

In episode #383, Scott and Chris discuss a variety of CircuitPython related topics. They begin by discussing Scott’s software engineering background and how he began working with Adafruit on MicroPython. Then, they go into details about debugging ARM chips (like the SAMD21 on Adafruit’s M0 boards). Towards the end they discuss high level goals of the CircuitPython community.

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Latest releases

CircuitPython’s stable release is 2.2.4 and its unstable release is 3.0.0-alpha.3. New to CircuitPython? Start with our Welcome to CircuitPython Guide.

20180319 is the latest CircuitPython library bundle.

v1.9.3 is the latest MicroPython release. Documentation for it is here.

3.6.4 is the latest Python release.


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