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Mu 1.0.0 released!

Mu 1.0.0 released

It’s here! Mu 1.0.0, a Python code editor for beginner programmers! There have been only minor changes since the release candidate covered in last week’s newsletter. The full details of which can be found in the changelog. As always, feedback and bug reports are most welcome. Additionally, there are updated tutorials on the website.

An outstanding, amazing effort, from everyone in the community and who have helped make it happen, Mu thanks page is here.

codewith.mu shirts

Special thanks to @ntoll who made these wonderful shirts for ladyada & pt.

News from around the web!

pygame 1.9.4 released

pygame 1.9.4 released — python 3.7 support and more.

Adafruit Metro M0 Express Board Maker Minute from Digi-Key – video.

Python has brought computer programming to a vast new audience – The Economist.

Bicycle Control Design in Python – Design of a sequential dual-loop controller for a bicycle using NumPy, SciPy, Python Control, and Plotly.

Security vulnerability alerts for Python – GitHub.

MicroPython creator Damien George presents a talk on how to wrap a C module in MicroPython. Recorded on the 27th June at the Melbourne MicroPython Meetup, hosted by the CCHS in Hawthorn – video.

Microbit Robot from scratch class – overview, slides, and videos in the Adafruit educator forums.

Internationalization of Mu – A really useful and relatively simple way to contribute to Mu is to translate the user interface into a different language.

MicroPython Newsletter Issue 3 and Issue 4 are out. MicroPython in SPACE! PDF & presentation.

Lists and Tuples in Python – handy tutorial, more so if you’re using Mu and the plotter.

Sneak peek of the new MicroPython pyboard D-series – Twitter.

From @HappyDay – a the process of writing a low power module for CircuitPython to help with a gardening project.

Adafruit CircuitPython Weekly Recording for July 23rd, 2018

New Learn Guides!

Make It Glow With Crickit

Make It Glow With Crickit from Mike Barela

Updated: I2S with CircuitPython and UDA1334 from Kattni

Updated: I2S with CircuitPython and MAX98357 from Kattni

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.

20180719 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.