Get started with MicroPython using the great value WeMos W600 PICO
Learing to code using the python language allows for an easy and simple method of increasing your ability to deal with technology, and bring ideas to life. And for those interested in controlling hardware and software, MicroPython is now available to do just that. But what is MicroPython?
MicroPython is a lean and efficient implementation of the Python 3 programming language that includes a small subset of the Python standard library and is optimised to run on microcontrollers and in constrained environments.
MicroPython is packed full of advanced features such as an interactive prompt, arbitrary precision integers, closures, list comprehension, generators, exception handling and more. Yet it is compact enough to fit and run within just 256k of code space and 16k of RAM.
MicroPython aims to be as compatible with normal Python as possible to allow you to transfer code with ease from the desktop to a microcontroller or embedded system.
And the best value way to get started with MicroPython and hardware is with the new WeMos W600 WiFi PICO development boards from PMD Way:
This new development board uses the W600 ARM Cortex-M3 running at 80MHz with 1MB of Flash on chip as well as 2.4GHz WiFi support. The chip has dual UARTs, I2C, SPI and I2S interfaces, as well as an RTC and hardware cryptography support.
Measuring 33 x 20.3mm, the PICO board is compact, and can be embedded in any project - or simply be used on a solderless breadboard with the included inline header pins.
Full technical details and a getting started tutorial are provided, so you'll be up and running in no time. And thanks to the onboard microUSB socket, you can easily upload new code and firmware when required.
To learn more and order, please visit our new collection of development boards pre-loaded with MicroPython.