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QT-py install Circuit python
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QT-py install Circuit python

by A_Miller on Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:37 pm

Hi,
I am looking for help installing Circuit Python. I tried watching vids and reading installation instructions on the QT-py but my board does not show up on as a bootable on Windows 10. I am to see the device in devices but there is nowhere for my load the latest Circuit Python 6.0.1 program. Currently my board cycles through the RGB colors even after the reset button has been hit. Can someone direct me on what to do?

Thanks, A_Miller

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Re: QT-py install Circuit python

by A_Miller on Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:43 pm

The answer for getting into a bootable mode is to depress the reset twice quickly. Not mentioned in the notes on many of the videos for other devices.

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Re: QT-py install Circuit python

by A_Miller on Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:58 pm

The size of the Circuit Python is too big for the chip. The UT-py circuit python .us file is 356Kb while the chip only has 47Kb available. What is wrong? The file I am using straight from the Circuit Python QT-py page download

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Re: QT-py install Circuit python

by DanGR on Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:05 pm

The best source of information on the QT Py is the main tutorial in the Adafruit Learning System see:
https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-qt-py

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Re: QT-py install Circuit python

by A_Miller on Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:30 am

Thanks, Dan. I agree tgey great resources and videos but I can't even flying yet. The UF2 bootloader will not load bc the size is too big. It says QT-py only has 47Kb of memory but the file is 358Kb something is not adding up.

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Re: QT-py install Circuit python

by jerryn on Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:56 am

You are not setting the QTPy into the Bootlader -- Press the reset button twice quickly -- it should mount as a Drive named QTPY_BOOT -- then you can copy the .uf2 file to it -- it will then reboot and mount as CIRCUITPY.
You cannot copy the .uf2 file to the CIRCUITPY drive.
Edited to add:
the instructions are here https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-qt-py/circuitpython#step-3073179

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Re: QT-py install Circuit python

by A_Miller on Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:13 pm

My QT-Py, then after I copy the uf2 file with a simple reset Circuit-Py attached pictures

and then the example Circuit-Py with libs folder and other
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Example from page suggested
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After I hit reset button it flashes to Circuit-Py drive but has none of the files as the example
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My QT-py
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Re: QT-py install Circuit python

by A_Miller on Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:20 pm

This is the Adafruit UF2 file that I have tried to copy to the drive. Yesterday it kept giving me a file size conflict. However, today it gives me no error but it doesn't seem to copy all the files and folders as shown in the example.
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Re: QT-py install Circuit python

by DanGR on Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:27 pm

You have the board in Circuit Python when you see CIRCUITPY as the drive. You have to manually load the folders and files shown in the tutorials from the library bundle that you need to download to your computer. See the green download button:
https://learn.adafruit.com/welcome-to-c ... -libraries

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Re: QT-py install Circuit python

by A_Miller on Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:47 am

Dan,
Thanks for your help first I have ever used an Adafruit product or messed with the MicroPython. Do you know where I can some good examples that others have built and used on video? The examples are all .py files for many other boards that come with the library. I'm trying to run something on the chip to see if it works. I'll write a Blink tomorrow but do you know of other that take advantage of the device and peripherals!

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Re: QT-py install Circuit python

by DanGR on Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:11 am

I have not looked for any video I use the online tutorials. The main one for the QT Py is the place to start:
https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-qt-py

There is one for neopixels:
https://learn.adafruit.com/qt-py-and-neopixel-leds

Here is a link to all the QT Py tutorials. The product number for the QT Py is 4600 so I add that to this link:
https://learn.adafruit.com/products/4600/guides

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Re: QT-py install Circuit python

by adafruit_support_carter on Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:02 pm

It sounds like the confusion between bootloader mode and running CircuitPython firmware mode has been resolved?

Also adding links to the main general guides about using CircuitPython:
https://learn.adafruit.com/welcome-to-circuitpython
https://learn.adafruit.com/circuitpytho ... essentials

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Re: QT-py install Circuit python

by A_Miller on Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:07 pm

Yes, thanks to all

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Re: QT-py install Circuit python

by A_Miller on Thu Jul 01, 2021 12:31 pm

DanGR wrote:The best source of information on the QT Py is the main tutorial in the Adafruit Learning System see:
https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-qt-py

Dan


Hey Dan can you help me with controlling the NEOPixel on my QT-Py? I left a post my page thought maybe you might know the answer. I have used sample code from ADAFruit Kattni and I can't get it to work. Thanks

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Re: QT-py install Circuit python

by A_Miller on Thu Jul 01, 2021 12:36 pm

How can I PM a person on this forum?

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