Past Meetup

Micropython workshop

This Meetup is past

14 people went

Price: $5.00 /per person
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Details

Micropython is a dialect of the Python language dedicated for use on microcontrollers. We will learn how to use it on a development board (similar to Arduino) to blink lights, move servos, collect weather data, display images or build robots. It is great fun and a good opportunity to learn a little bit about electronics.

You will need to bring:

• CHF 5 to buy a hardware kit

• a laptop

• a micro USB cable

• on Windows or MacOSX, install drivers from http://www.silabs.com/products/mcu/Pages/USBtoUARTBridgeVCPDrivers.aspx (http://www.silabs.com/products/mcu/Pages/USBtoUARTBridgeVCPDrivers.aspx))

• on Windows, make sure to install PuTTY from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html (http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html))

• on Linux, just make sure you have a terminal emulator installed, e.g. "screen" or "picocom"