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CircuitPlayground CRICKIT

Ladyada and Mr. Ladyada have been hard at work designing a multitude of uses for the upcoming CRICKIT boards that are all powered by CircuitPython. CRICKIT is a helper board designed to make robotics easy. Check out the video playlist here! or click an image below.

CircuitPlayground CRICKIT Spin Artwork

CircuitPlayground CRICKIT Feynman Bot

CircuitPlayground CRICKIT Carousel

CircuitPlayground CRICKIT Yanny vs Laurel

CircuitPlayground CRICKIT Robot Hand

CircuitPlayground CRICKIT Moving Art

CircuitPlayground CRICKIT Xylophone

CircuitPlayground CRICKIT Bubbles

CircuitPlayground CRICKIT Heart Shaped Box

CircuitPlayground CRICKIT B.O.B.

PLOT of the week!

Buttons and Switch Plotter Mu

Sensor graphing with plotter. CircuitPython + Mu + Buttons and Switch VIDEO CODE

In the newsletter here so far, we’ve had CAPACITIVE TOUCH, SOUND, MOTION, TEMPERATURE and LIGHT.

News from around the web!

Friday Fun: Adafruit Gemma M0 and Neopixels from @biglesp

PyCon Gemma Twitter account

Electromakers guide to boards. Excellent round up of boards that run Python and more!

Blinka Pin by @deshipu at OSHpark.

The latest micro:bit broadcast Issue #33 is out!

Lucky Cat Spinning-arm Display, A Python-powered Maneki-neko persistence of vision scroller.

Jupyter Notebook 5.5.0 update.

Intel has an optimized Python.

Adafruit CircuitPython Weekly Meeting for May 21st


CRICKIT micro:bit LEEK

With Circuit Playground Crickit happening, and the Feather Crickit PCBs on the way, its time to try making a micro:bit version! This time we went with a vertical SMT connector, needs a little silkscreen touch-up and we’re not sure whether it makes sense to keep a speaker output (there’s no DAC on the micro:bit) or replace it with a big/loud buzzer instead. Decisions, decisions!

Upcoming events!

San Diego Python Meetup May 24th, 2018 – San Diego, CA, USA.

June 8th to June 10th, 2018 is the PyLondinium conference in the UK, organised by PSF volunteers in the City of London. There are at least MicroPython sessions: Micropython Gotchas & MicroPython used in industrial applications.

July 23rd to July 29th, 2018 is EuroPython, a community conference with a call for proposals until May 20th on every aspect of Python: programming from novice to advanced levels, applications and frameworks, or how you have been involved in introducing Python into your organization.

New Learn Guides!

Pushrod Garage from @JohnPark

Drone Claw from @Noe and @Pedro

Introducing Adafruit Crickit #MakeRobotFriend from @ladyada

Digital Circuits 6: An EPROM Emulator from @dastels

PiGlass from Matt Desmarais

Living Starry Night Painting from @Dano

Latest releases

CircuitPython’s stable release is 2.3.1 and its unstable release is 3.0.0-alpha.6. New to CircuitPython? Start with our Welcome to CircuitPython Guide.

20180521 is the latest CircuitPython library bundle.

v1.9.4 is the latest MicroPython release. Documentation for it is here.

3.6.5 is the latest Python release. The latest pre-release version is 3.7.0b4.


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.