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.
PLOT of the week!
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
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!
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
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.