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As you may have noticed, we’ve revamped the Python for Microcontrollers newsletter to include more content each week! In every newsletter we’ll have a link to a featured story or guide. Furthermore, will have a host of CircuitPython, MicroPython and Python news from the week. We’ll be sending this now every Tuesday and are accepting suggestions all week through the newsletter’s GitHub repository. Let us know what cool things you are doing with Python!

News from around the web!

CircuitPython Art Pack! Logos, banners, photos and Blinka!

Fuzz-testing CircuitPython by @jepler from CircuitPython Discord

“Perfect Pitch Machine” An amazing new CircuitPython & CircuitPlayground tutorial by Isaac Wellish

Sophy Wong wrote a guide on making color changing conductive fabric using her Metro M0 Express & CircuitPython

See the spectrum with our new CircuitPython Driver for the Adafruit AS7262 spectral sensor

mcauser has written a microPython driver for the TinyRTC I2C module, featuring a DS1307 RTC and AT24C32N EEPROM.

mcauser also has a repo with tons of “awesome micropython” links and resources

Python 2.7 will retire in…Handy clock as January 1, 2020 approaches.

EduBlocks Making the Transition from Scratch to Python easier. From we’re told the team at EduBlocks is adding CircuitPython support soon!

CircuitPython Snakes its Way onto Adafruit Hardware

CircuitPython Weekly Recording for April 2nd

MicroPython Forums – Online community discussing all things related to MicroPython.

micro:bit broadcast

The micro:bit broadcast newsletter, curated by @carlosperate is a free newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest news, articles, projects, and resources for the micro:bit. Sign up here, or see past ones, so far there are 32 of them.

Upcoming events!

May 2018 – The PyCon 2018 conference, which will take place in Cleveland, is the largest annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language. It is produced and underwritten by the Python Software Foundation, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing and promoting Python. Through PyCon, the PSF advances its mission of growing the international community of Python programmers. Adafruit is a sponsor, we’ll see you in the goodie bag 🙂

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.

20180402 is the latest CircuitPython library bundle.

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

3.6.5 is the latest Python release.


The CircuitPython Weekly Newsletter is a CircuitPython community-run newsletter emailed every Tuesday. It highlights the latest CircuitPython related news from around the web including Python and MicroPython developments. To contribute, edit next week’s draft on GitHub and submit a pull request with the changes. Join our Discord or post to the forum for any further questions.