Intro to Python: Adafruit CircuitPython & Circuit Playground Express

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Ocean State Maker Mill

80 Fountain Street, #113, Pawtucket, RI · Pawtucket, RI

How to find us

The entrance to our workshop is in the back of the building at the far loading dock, in the parking lot off of Middle and Blackstone. Feel free to park in our lot!

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Intro to Python: Adafruit CircuitPython & Circuit Playground Express

Join us for a fun introduction to the Python language and micro-controllers.

This is a hands on interactive workshop!

Over 3 hours we will explore programming concepts with Python while we implement a project to translate sound into a colorful light display. This is a beginner class, no prior programming experience is needed.

We will cover:
* How to install CircuitPython on the Circuit Playground Express
* Installing the Mu Python editor
* Basic Python concepts, syntax, data types, operators, and expressions
* How to use Python to interact with the Circuit Playground Express

At the completion of the class you will have your own Circuit Playground Express to take home, programmed in Python to create a colorful light display in response to sound. You will be on your way to creating your own interactive projects!

This class is $60, and includes the Circuit Playground Express kit to take home, as well as instruction time.

Attendees must be 15+, and under 18 must have a parent / guardian attending the class as well. Participants need to bring a laptop to install the software, interact with the Circuit Playground Express, and get the most out of the program.

If you'd like to take this class, please do not delay in purchasing a ticket - ticket sales end on 2/9 to allow for time to order supplies. Tickets must be purchased in advance via Eventbrite and are nonrefundable.