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Awesome CircuitPython

A curated list of awesome CircuitPython guides, videos, libraries, frameworks, software and resources.

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Last Update: Dec. 4, 2020, 3:03 a.m.

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Guides

Community

24/7 chat and support on CircuitPython including a weekly podcast.

The wonderful world of Python on hardware. Video-newsletter-podcast of all things Python and electronics.

Video archive of weekly community meeting via Discord, starting from September, 2017.

The Adafruit discussion forum on CircuitPython.

Books

Code

CircuitPython - a Python implementation for teaching coding with microcontrollers

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A bundle of useful CircuitPython libraries ready to use from the filesystem.

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A curated list of awesome CircuitPython guides, videos, libraries, frameworks, software and resources.

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A list of functions and documentation available for CircuitPython.

The functions and documentation specific to the Circuit Playground Express using CircuitPython.

CircuitPython Libraries on Raspberry Pi and other compatible single-board computers (SBC) running Linux.

Frameworks

App for editing Python on mobile devices wirelessly

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small python script as helper for CircuitPyton development with Atom

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The recommended Python editor for CircuitPython.

An editor with support for CircuitPython and MicroPython.

Virtual Circuit Playground Express and CircuitPython programming in Visual Studio Code.

Hardware

KickSat Sprite (2019) running Circuitpython

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Badge addon with infrared receive/transmit

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A Python powered GameBoy-compatible cartridge with a SAMD51

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Adafruit Circuit Playground Express, Adafruit Feather M0 Basic, Adafruit Feather M0 Express, Adafruit Feather M0 Adalogger, Adafruit Feather M0 RFM9x, Adafruit Feather M0 RFM69, Adafruit Feather M4 Express, Adafruit Feather nRF52832, Adafruit Feather nRF52840 Express, Adafruit nRF52840 Sense, Adafruit CLUE, Adafruit Gemma M0, Adafruit Grand Central M4 Express, Adafruit HalloWing M0 Express, Adafruit HalloWing M4 Expres, Adafruit ItsyBitsy M0 Express, Adafruit ItsyBitsy M4 Express, Adafruit Metro M0 Express, Adafruit Metro M4 Express, Adafruit NeoTrellis M4, Adafruit Trinket M0, Adafruit PyPortal, Adafruit PyPortal Titano, Adafruit PyPortal Pynt, Adafruit pIRkey, Adafruit Feather Huzzah, Adafruit PyBadge, Adafruit PyBadge AirLift, Adafruit PyBadge LC, Adafruit PyGamer, Adafruit PyGamer Advance, Adafruit Metro M4 AirLift Lite, Adafruit Gemma M0 PyCon 2018, Adafruit Circuit Playground Express Digi-Key, Adafruit Circuit Playground Express 4-H, Adafruit Circuit Playground Express + Crickit, Adafruit Circuit Playground Express Bluefruit, Adafruit Feather M0 Express + Crickit, Adafruit PyRuler, Adafruit EdgeBadge, Adafruit M7 1011.

Arduino MKR WAN 1300, Arduino MKR Zero, Arduino Zero, Arduino Nano 33 BLE, Arduino Nano 33 IoT.

nRF52840 Micro Dev Kit, nRF52840 Micro Dev Kit USB Dongle.

NXP

MIMXRT1010 Eval Kit](https://www.nxp.com/design/development-boards/i.mx-evaluation-and-development-boards/i.mx-rt1010-evaluation-kit:MIMXRT1010-EVK), MIMXRT1060 Eval Kit

SparkFun Pro nRF52840 Mini, SparkFun SAMD21 Mini, SparkFun SAMD21 Dev, SparkFun Pro nRF52840 Mini, SparkFun SAMD21 Dev, SparkFun RedBoard Turbo, SparkFun LumiDrive, Sparkfun Qwiic Micro, SparkFun Qwiic Micro without Flash, SparkFun Qwiic Micro with Flash, SAMD51 Thing Plus.

Feather M0 Supersized, Trinket M0 Haxpress.

Programmable USB Hub](https://www.crowdsupply.com/capable-robot-components/programmable-usb-hub), SenseTemp.

Robo HAT MM1 M4](https://www.crowdsupply.com/robotics-masters/robo-hat-mm1)

Hearrings](https://tinkrmind.me/portfolio/hearrings/).

Serpente](https://www.tindie.com/products/arturo182/serpente-a-tiny-circuitpython-prototyping-board/), Feather MIMXRT1062, Feather MIMXRT1011.

Spresense](https://developer.sony.com/develop/spresense/)

Teensy 4.0](https://www.adafruit.com/product/4323)

Papyr](https://docs.electronut.in/papyr/#buy-papyr)

datum-IMU](https://jandjstudios.io/datum/datum-IMU/), datum-Distance

Seeeduino XIAO](https://www.seeedstudio.com/Seeeduino-XIAO-Arduino-Microcontroller-SAMD21-Cortex-M0+-p-4426.html)

STM32F411 Discovery kit](https://www.st.com/en/evaluation-tools/32f411ediscovery.html), STM32F407 Discovery Kit

XinaBox CC03](https://xinabox.cc/products/cc03?_pos=1&_sid=ecd354e4d&_ss=r)

CircuitBrains Basic](https://kevinneubauer.com/portfolio/circuitbrains-basic/)

Newsletter

Community newsletter for Python on Microcontrollers. Please feel free to put your current news, projects, etc. as a PR or Issue.

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A monthly newsletter on the Internet-of-Things, a spam-free list.

List of every newsletter published from the start, November 2016.

News

The MagPi Magazine, Issue 84, Melissa LeBlanc-Williams, July, 2019.

A discussion of CircuitPython for the core developers of Python, PyCon 2019.

by Nina Zakharenko. Python opens a whole new world of working with wearable electronics. The slides are also available.

A course offered by Codecademy in collaboration with Adafruit.

Make: Magazine names Python the #1 Tech Trend for boards in 2019!

IEEE Spectrum Magazine article on the Python programming language for makers.

The 4-H branded version was approved by the USDA, this is the first CircuitPython powered board that is also 4-H approved!

CircuitPython provides an approachable and logical means of conducting science with hardware. Paired with low-cost hardware shown to work in space, we can enable an new generation to question and explore the unknown. With the necessary “satellite stuff” already baked in, students can spend their time trying something new rather than reinventing the wheel.

Disrupt It Yourself podcast on CircuitPython and the IoT device, PyPortal.

Sophy Wong Talks Circuit Playground Express including CircuitPython.

Digi-Key on the open source community's efforts adapting specific microcontrollers and dev boards to support serious microcontroller development using CircuitPython.

CircuitPython powered Adafruut Grand Central M4 Express review.

by Liz Clark - Apress. CircuitPython (a fork of MicroPython that is designed from the ground up to be beginner friendly.) This allows end users to use Python for their electronics hardware projects similar to how they may have used C/C++ with the Arduino IDE.

Methods eZine: Design Trends & the Transformation of Everything features Python on hardware, page 35 - PDF.

CircuitPython makes the cover on HackSpace Magazine with feature article, and projects.

Community call for what's wanted and needed in CircuitPython for 2019.

An article discussing the future directions for CircuitPython 2018 edition.

Microchip’s MicroSolutions, “Python on Microcontrollers” in Design Corner article. MicroSolutions is Microchip’s bi-monthly digital magazine.

Hackaday posts related to CircuitPython.

CircuitPython related content on MAKE.

Art

Social

Twitter account aggregator for CircuitPython news and more.

Articles on the MicroPython forums tagged for CircuitPython.

Dedicated home of CircuitPython on reddit /r/circuitpython/

Python on hardware projects on hackster.io including CircuitPython.

How-tos, guides, and more, using CircuitPython on Autodesk's Instructables.

Podcasts

Audio from the Discord chat space for CircuitPython, meetings are usually Mondays at 2pm ET, this is the audio version on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Spotify, and XML feed.

The wonderful world of Python on hardware! This is our video-newsletter-podcast of all things Python and electronics! The news comes from the Python community, discord, Adafruit communities and more. It’s part of the weekly newsletter, then we have a segment on ASK an ENGINEER and this is the video slice from that! This video podcast is on iTunes, YouTube, IGTV (Instagram TV), and XML.

Events

The weekly Adafruit Show-and-tell program often has Adafruit IO-related projects on display.

The longest running YouTube live show about electronics, information often on during an "Adafruit IO Update" segment. New compatible hardware during "New New New" segment.

Pittsburg, PA USA April 15-23, 2020, planned CircuitPython hardware and sprints.

Swag

Talks

MicroPython & the Internet of Things by Damien George at GOTO 2016

CircuitPython: Python on hardware by Dave Astels at PyCon Canada

Lighting Macro Photographs with CircuitPython by Stacy Morse at PyCon Australia

Embedded Programming for everyone using MicroPython and CircuitPython by Ayan Pahwa at FOSSASIA Summit

Writing fast and efficient MicroPython by Damien George at PyCon Australia

A look at how MicroPython can be extended to add features and improve performance. By Matt Trentini at PyCon Australia