PyLadies Dublin: Introduction to MicroPython (Part 1 of 2)

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Every 3rd Tuesday of the month

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NOTE: CHQ will be closed at 7PM, you will need access through side entrance - see following for pics of where to go from Georges Dock LUAS stop -
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This month our meetup will be part 1 of two-part workshops on Introduction to MicroPython with Max Vizard, this workshop is FREE.

Big thanks to
- Dogpatch Labs for hosting us this month.
- Python Ireland for loan of microcontrollers
- 🍕 for providing 🍕
- MADE as our supporter
- 💖Seattle PyLadies for sending on books from O'Reilly! 💖

And you will need to bring your laptop.

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Workshop Details:
This workshop aims to introduce attendees to the basics of using MicroPython on an example microcontroller platform.

(Tue May 16th workshop)
* Part 1 covers installing drivers on your laptop and getting connected to the controller, some general Python basics and interacting with simple devices like LEDs and buttons. (Length of Part 1: 1.5 - 2 hrs)

Running Order (*Subject to change)
18:30 Welcome & Introduction
18:35 Setup
19:05 Workshop
19:35 BREAK
20:00 Workshop

(Tue June 18th workshop)
* Part 2 covers interacting with slightly more complex devices such as the provided screen and temperature sensors, and also using the
WiFi capabilities of the provided microcontroller to send and receive data.


These workshops is intended to be accessible for beginner programmers and those unfamiliar with Python itself.

Attendees need to bring a laptop and a MicroUSB cable, all other hardware will be provided.


About Max Vizard:
Originally from Cork, Max studied Computer Game Development at the University of Limerick before moving to Dublin to pursue a career in Software Development.
He has worked with Python in the industry since graduating in 2013. He currently works on web applications and operational automation at Demonware.
In his spare time, Max combines his hobbies of gardening and electronics by using MicroPython to monitor his plants.



Interested in speaking at our upcoming meetups, please submit talk details to:

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