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python on microchip

On page 25 of Microchip’s MicroSolutions, “Python on Microcontrollers” is the featured Design Corner article. MicroSolutions is Microchip’s bi-monthly digital magazine, delivering the latest new products and development tools, design articles on a wide range of topics and learn about some innovative ways Microchip devices are being used by developers of a variety of applications – MicroSolutions September/October 2018, PDF.


feather in hackspace

On page 117 of HackSpace Magazine, issue 10 there is a massive Adafruit Feather review (10 out 10!) … “Don’t overlook the fact that it supports CircuitPython. This is a big deal, especially in the educational market. The board comes preloaded with the UF2 bootloader. This means all of your code can be dropped on the board, just like saving a file to a USB drive. No compiling, no uploading to the board, and more importantly, no drivers needed. It’s really simple and works on a wide array of computers.” – HackSpace Magazine Issue 10, PDF.

News from around the web!

A face follower bot using Google AIY Vision kit and Adafuit’s Crickit w/ a Circuit Playground Express – Twitter.

Python Powered Kitty – Get started with CircuitPython and explore the world of robotics!

DIY Smart Garage Door Opener – Home Assistant running with an MQTT broker and an ESP8266 running MicroPython.

State And Events In CircuitPython: Part 1: Setup – A really good intro to where CircuitPython is with more to come from Josh Johnson.

MicroPython and CircuitPython mentioned on Python Bytes podcast

PyDev of the Week: Manuel Kaufmann on Mouse vs. Python

Adafruit CircuitPython Weekly August 27th, 2018

Just found: PyCon 2018 Vlog 08 – Python 3 Microcontroller Demo (Adafruit / CircuitPy) from Python Training by Dan Bader

TiLDA Mk4, The EMF 2018 badge runs MicroPython!

Asyncio in (Micro)Python from Matt Trentini at PyConAU (slides)

Writing fast and efficient MicroPython from Damien George (MicroPython creator) at PyConAU

New Learn Guides!

hallowing light painting

HalloWing Light Paintstick from John Park

Circuit Playground Express Perk-up Ears from Dave Astels

Gmailbox from Brent Rubell

Make It Bubble from Mike Barela

Updated Guides – Now With More Python!

You can use CircuitPython on Raspberry Pi! We’re updating all of our CircuitPython guides to show how to wire up sensors to your Raspberry Pi, and load the necessary CircuitPython libraries to get going using them with Python. We’ll be including the updates here so you can easily keep track of which sensors are ready to go. Check it out!

CircuitPython on Linux and Raspberry Pi

Adafruit MPR121 12-Key Capacitive Touch Sensor Breakout Tutorial

Adafruit MAX31865 RTD PT100 or PT1000 Amplifier

Adafruit Triple Axis Gyro Breakout

Adafruit Metro M0 Express – Designed for CircuitPython

NeoPixel Basketball Hoop

Adafruit IO Basics: Digital Output

Adafruit IO Basics: Digital Input

Upcoming events!

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

September 22-23, 2018 is World Maker Faire in New York City. Dan, Kattni and Scott from CircuitPython will be attending. MikeB aill also be presenting on his new book on the Circuit Playground Express. Coordinate with them via Discord.

September 27th, 2018 is Open Source Hardware Summit in Boston. Dan, Kattni and Scott from CircuitPython will be attending. Coordinate with them via Discord.

October 27, 2018. As part of PyCon DE 18 PyLadies and MicroPython will be running a beginner friendly full day hands-on workshop on MicroPython and the Internet of Things – Meetup.

Latest releases

CircuitPython’s stable release is 3.0.1. New to CircuitPython? Start with our Welcome to CircuitPython Guide.

20180826 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.