Daily tips and tricks from the experts at Adafruit!
View this email in your browser

CircuitPython is officially awesome!


On August 3, 2018CircuitPython was added to the awesome list, a community of curated awesome lists on GitHub. The hugely popular project is looking for more awesome people to help maintain the list. Go here to help. Additionally, Sindre Sorhus, the awesome list maintainer, has a Patreon if you want to support all their open source efforts. Adafruit contributes to the Patreon.


The CircuitPython Awesome list is a handy list of all the things in the world of making, sharing, and creating with Python on hardware – awesome-circuitpython. Special thanks to Mike B. for all the assistance and formatting for it to be released!

News from around the web!


The HCC MOD – Ready to Solder Arduino Module Kickstarter reached its goal. It’s an easy to solder Arduino and CircuitPython compatible module meant for simplifying the creation of your own custom circuit boards – Kickstarter.

Simon Game by Adrian in CircuitPython for Circuit Playground Express

Mini Sam PCB board places a SAMD51 M4 CircuitPython-compatible processor on a Lego Minifigure-sized board (picture).

Python a top language

The 2018 Top Programming Languages – “A nice aspect of using Python this way is that it is very handy in certain applications to play with attached hardware via an interactive prompt or dynamically reload scripts on the fly. Growing into a new domain can only help boost Python’s popularity.” – spectrum.ieee.org.

Mission Python: New Python coding book, coming soon, using Python and Pygame Zero – Sean McManus.

micro:bit is recruiting for a micro:bit educational foundation – and some other jobs.

Digi-Key’s maker.io #MakerMinute featured Crickit for Circuit Playground Express – Video.

One click deploy for MakeCode and the amazing AdaFruit Circuit Playground Express – hanselman.com.

Git commit practices your future self will thank you for – vickylai.com.

MythBuster Kari Byron

MythBuster Kari Byron has a new book, Crash Test Girl: An Unlikely Experiment in Using the Scientific Method To Answer Life’s Toughtest Questions, and Kari is feature in the latest issue of Make: Magazine which includes a project made with CircuitPython – Make: v64

PyDev of the Week: Thea Flowers at Mouse vs Python

pyxel open source Python fantasy console inspired by PICO-8

Helping Teacher’s Bring Python Into The Classroom With Nicholas Tollervey – Episode 173 on Podcast.__init__

New Learn Guides!


CRICKIT Snake Bot from Dave Astels

The Scream: Interactive Screaming Painting from John Park

Zombie Tag Game with Circuit Playground Express from Kattni

Make It a Mouse from Mike Barela

Make It a Keyboard from Mike Barela

Upcoming events!

JupyterCon Community Sprint from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday, August 25, at the Hilton Midtown (Murray Hill) – NYC, USA.

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.

September 15-19, 2018 is PyCon UK 2018 in Cardiff. draft programme

Latest releases

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

20180806 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.