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CircuitPython on Circuit Playground Express
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CircuitPython on Circuit Playground Express

by Altered on Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:26 pm

Hello,

Is there a place where I can read about how to run CircuitPython or MicroPython on Circuit Playground Express? I understand everything is still experimental, I just need a nudge in the right direction :)

Thank You!

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Re: CircuitPython on Circuit Playground Express

by tannewt on Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:34 pm

Weirdly, we only have the MakeCode guide for CircuitPLayground Express at the moment. However, the instructions to load CircuitPython are the same as the Feather M0 Express except with a different file.

I'm about to do another release after I squash a couple more bugs. So, if you want the absolute latest you can either build your own or download the latest from here.

Thanks for asking for help! Sorry we don't have a guide for this already. We've been busy testing and prepping for 1.0.0.

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Re: CircuitPython on Circuit Playground Express

by Altered on Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:16 pm

Oh cool, thank you for all the info. No need to apologize, looking forward to the release :)

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Re: CircuitPython on Circuit Playground Express

by phi_fibonacci on Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:36 am

Hey Altered,

I was just poking through the forum when I saw your post about .Circuit Playground Express (CPX). I've been messing around with it for a couple weeks and there are a couple of videos by Tony DiCola that really helped get me started.

https://youtu.be/h6V7yjsmIxU - This video is about the M0 but loading the CircuitPython code directly applies to the CPX. Plus it was a helpful demo of accessing he board though serial connection using screen.

https://youtu.be/Qms1_QSdj6I - This video demonstrates coding in CP on the CPX with a digital fidget spinner program.

Also, I've started writing a few reference examples of my own that demonstrate the various components on the CPX. As I have time I'll write more. (I plan to develop these into small projects for elementary school kids.) https://github.com/DaveKT/CircuitPython_Examples

Hope this helps.

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Re: CircuitPython on Circuit Playground Express

by Altered on Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:20 pm

Thank you so much phi_fibonacci,

I can't wait to try out everything. I really appreciate it :)

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