November 2018 meetup
Matt presented the usual news roundup.
Lachlan and Brian discussed the Parallax Propeller 2, a powerful microcontroller with some unique characteristics particularly well suited to concurrent solutions.
It doesn’t - yet - run MicroPython but it could be a good fit for a port. We were fortunate enough to see a demo on one of the first 10 ‘glob top’ chips.
Damien explained how to use the
_thread module, recently overhauled on the ESP32 port.
News: Matt Trentini
- Congrats to Damien
- Recently a father for the second time!
- Time to Say Goodbye to Arduino and Go On to Micropython/Adafruit Circuitpython?
- Very popular video by Andreas Spiess that compared Arduino and MicroPython
- Matt and Damien to supply some content for a follow-up video
- Python will be the official programming language for education in France
- OHS Badge
- Beetle ESP32
- A small, affordable (~US$15) ESP32 board capable of running MicroPython
- Adafruit Trellis M4
- Powerful SAMD51, 192KB RAM, 512KB+8MB flash, accelerometer, great audio support and 4x8 elastomer buttons lit with neopixels
- Runs CircuitPython
- Blyst Nano
- A tiny Nordic NRF52832 module; Cortex M4F, BT and 30 GPIO
- ESP32 with Ethernet + POE
- Data acquisition board
- ESP32, TI 24bit ADC, QWIIC connectors
- An FPGA inside your USB port
- Capable of running MicroPython
- PyLife and PyGo
- Looks to be based on FiPy? Non-cellular and cellular options.
- ESP32, wireless charging, OLED, GPS, touchscreen, accelerometer
- MicroPython competitor! .NET development on an embedded device.
- 216MHz STM32F7, 16MB RAM, 32MB Flash, ESP32 for wifi
- Feather form-factor
- An amazing DIY cellular phone
- Sipeed MAIX
- Affordable - and very feature-rich - RISC-V microcontroller
- 400MHz, 8MB RAM, KPU, audio processor, ESP8285 for wifi
- Breakout boards, cameras, all sorts of interesting hardware
- Interesting projects
- Other News