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Make It Move with Crickit Guide

Make It Move with Crickit Guide

The easiest way to use motors in CircuitPython! A new guide on the Adafruit Learning System called Make It Move with Crickit provides you with code in CircuitPython and Microsoft MakeCode to quickly use various motor types. If you’re not sure what motor you want, there is a guide on various movements to help you choose. If you have never used certain motor types, there are pages on how each type of motor works. Once you’ve chosen your motor, you can cut and paste sample code to get you started. This is the first guide in a series of Make It guides to help you use your products.


Mu beta 17 is here

Mu 1.0.0-beta.17 is out! Mu is a Python code editor for beginner programmers! This is the final beta version before a release candidate later this week and the final 1.0 release sometime next week. This version is feature complete for 1.0. Any further changes will be bug fixes or cosmetic changes rather than new features.

The full list of changes can be read in the developer documentation.


CRICKIT assembly video

We made a fun assembly video for CRICIKIT, check it out! – Video.

Dan made a cool “Hello World with Adafruit’s Crickit”.

New Learn Guides!

CircuitPython with Jupyter Notebooks

CircuitPython with Jupyter Notebooks from Brent Rubell.

A NeoPixel Pomodoro Timer from Dave Astels.

Make It Move with Crickit from Mike Barela.

News from around the web!

micro:bit motion sensor hardware change. In the coming months, micro:bit will be releasing a minor revision of the BBC micro:bit that uses a different compass and accelerometer.

Build Alexa Skills Using Python – Amazon.

ACM Members get a free copy of MicroPython for the Internet of Things: A Beginner’s Guide to Programming with Python on Microcontrollers, by Charles Bell – tweet & link.

MicroPython Newsletter Issue 2 is out! Sign up here and view on the forums.

PyDev of the Week: Ryan Kirkbride from Mouse vs Python

EuroPython 2018: Schedule available

Adafruit CircuitPython Weekly for July 9th, 2018

Upcoming events!

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.

July 28th and 29th, 2018 is PyOhio, a free Python conference held in Ohio. Adafruit is sponsoring through a hardware donation for the Welcome to CircuitPython! tutorial. Check out videos from previous PyOhio conference years here. Registration is open!

August 24-28, 2018 is PyCon.AU in Sydney, Australia. It is the national Python conference for Australia and the home PyCon of MicroPython! Videos of past talks are here.

Latest releases

CircuitPython’s stable release is 3.0.0. New to CircuitPython? Start with our Welcome to CircuitPython Guide.

20180704 is the latest CircuitPython library bundle.

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

3.7.0 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.