Circuit Python: Circuit Playground Express Edition
For those of you not in-the-know, Circuit Python is a programming language, based on the popular, powerful, and ubiquitous Python programming language, which is both easy to use and extremely useful. Python's easy to follow and very readable format means its a fantastic entry point to programming for beginners, while still being powerful and versatile enough for the pros.
Circuit Python bring that same ease and versatility to the world of hardware programming, allowing novices and developers alike to pick up hardware and electronics based programming projects fast.
On Circuit Python Day (9/9/2020), join Hacker Lab instructor and all-around amazing maker Curtis Soldano for a day of learning, discussion and fun!
We'll start out at 4:30pm with a Circuit Python Demo Session. This will be a show and tell of Circuit Python, featuring videos and descriptions of some of the devices supporting it, including Circuit Python Express (CPX), CPX Bluefruit, Clue, Trinket, and more.
This stream is an overview and intro to the platform. We'll overview bootloaders, installing Mu, coding on the devices, libraries, web resources, and introduce some awesome sites for further learning.
To attend, subscribe to our youtube channel and click the notification bell to be notified when we go live.
Alternatively, follow us on Facebook to view our livestream when it's posted.
At 5:30pm, Curtis will be hosting an interactive Circuit Python & Circuit Playground Express class via Zoom. We'll cover how to use Circuit Python with Adafruit's Circuit Playground Express microcontroller platform, as well as a Demo and teardown of a lightning and thunder engine Curtis created as a Halloween decoration.
Attendees can follow along at home either with their own Circuit Playground Expresse, using the Visual Studio Code simulator plugin, or just watch and interact.
To attend, click 'get tickets' on this page.
Finally from 7:15pm to 8pm join Curtis for an open discussion / Q&A for all things Circuit Python (and probably more if you ask nicely). This discussion board will be open all day and serve as an anchor point for discussions building towards the after class event to wrap up the day, but Curtis will hang around until 8pm to answer your questions and nerd-out over microcontrollers.
The livechat will be in the Circuit Python channel on Hacker Lab's Discord server. If you havn't already joined, you can do so by clicking here.
For those of you looking for a quarantine electronics & programming project tailored for absolute beginners, these events will provide a fantastic interactive jumping off point; and for those already experience with code or electronics it'll be a wonderful overview of the intersection between the two.
To join the stream on Facebook, click here (link will be posted early in week of 9/24, check back!)
To join the stream on youtube, click here (link will be posted early in week of 9/24, check back!)
To join the stream on Discord, click here
To RSVP for the zoom class, click get tickets
Hope to see you (virtually) there!