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CircuitPython team

Dan, Kattni, and Scott on ASK AN ENGINEER! The team visited the Adafruit NYC factory and were on the weekly “ASK AN ENGINEER” show with Ladyada. Check it out! Video. During the video we also showed off the limited edition PyCon GEMMA!


There was CAKE! More photos here – Flickr.

News from around the web!

Getting Started With MicroPython, LinuxConfAu 2018 – Sydney, Australia

New PyPI launched, legacy PyPI shutting down April 30

Python and MicroPython in educator survery

Trellis and speaker via Circuit Python Video by cschmitz

Jeff Epler analyzed code size impact for bit reversing SPI output in CircuitPython

PyDev of the Week: Stacy Morse found Python through MicroPython!

PyWeek is a twice-yearly challenge to write a video game in Python from scratch in one week pyweek.org.PyWeek is a twice-yearly challenge to write a video game in Python from scratch in one week pyweek.org. Check @ntoll’s progress with Mu.

Help the Python Foundation reach their goal of $20,000.00 USD by May 12th! Donate here.

New Learn Guides!

Arduino Ethernet + SD Card from Mike Barela

Digital Circuits 4: Sequential Circuits from @dastels

Desktop Fume Extractor from @Noe and @Pedro

Adafruit Metro M4 Express featuring ATSAMD51 from @ladyada and @kattni



We showed this off, coming soon!

BLINKA stickers!

iOS stickers

The latest “stickers” iOS app from Adafruit includes MOAR BLINKA! App Store.


Temperature plotter Mu

VIDEO: Sensor graphing with plotter. CircuitPython + Mu + TEMPERATURE

CODE: Sensor Plotting with Mu and CircuitPython – TEMPERATURE

GUIDE: Sensor Plotting with Mu and CircuitPython

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.4. New to CircuitPython? Start with our Welcome to CircuitPython Guide.

20180415 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.