[Chicago] Adafruit CircuitPython Workshop @PythonProjectNight, December 20

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Mon Dec 3 00:34:08 EST 2018

Do they need to be flashed with current Circuit Python?

if so, I've done 20 using this script:

On Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 9:33 PM Tathagata Dasgupta <tathagatadg at gmail.com>

> Oops ... missed the tl;dr
> [image: image.png]
> 25 freshly baked Adafruit CircuitPython Express!
> Come learn how to program them and take one home for free
> <https://bit.ly/chipy_adafruit> December 20, @ChicagoPython Project Night!
> Thanks to our instructor @kattni <https://twitter.com/kattni> and TAs
> @WowLB <https://twitter.com/WowLB> @zzsnzmn <https://twitter.com/zzsnzmn>
> @nicktimko <https://twitter.com/nicktimko>!
> On Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 8:48 AM Tathagata Dasgupta <tathagatadg at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hello folks,
>> Chipy Python Project Night is organizing a special event this December!
>> Come learn how to program in CircuitPython. CircuitPython is aimed at
>> beginners and is a tool for teaching and learning. So whatever your
>> experience level is, you are welcome to join in! Yes, newbies are welcome.
>> This will be a two hour hands on CircuitPython workshop led by Kattni
>> Rembor, an embedded software developer, technical writer and community
>> manager with Adafruit Industries. We will be provide the CircuitPython
>> Express boards required for the class.
>> Event Description:
>> CircuitPython is Python that runs on microcontrollers. It's designed for
>> learning and it's super simple to use. If you're new to programming or
>> electronics, CircuitPython can help you get started with both. All you need
>> to do is plug in a microcontroller board, open any code editor, and start
>> editing. Participants will be provided with a Circuit Playground Express
>> microcontroller board to use. We will be using Mu as our code editor - Mu
>> is an editor that has the serial REPL and a plotter built in, and makes
>> getting started with CircuitPython particularly easy. This
>> beginner-friendly workshop will introduce CircuitPython, and discuss why
>> you would use it and the community that surrounds it. Then we will get into
>> working with code. There will be a series of examples that utilise the
>> various sensors, lights and switches built into the Circuit Playground
>> Express board. We will start simply with the CircuitPython "Hello, world!"
>> From there, we'll build on the concepts learned, combining them as we go to
>> eventually build a light up, capacitive touch tone piano.
>> Instructor Bio:
>> Kattni Rembor (@kattni) is a full time contractor working as an embedded
>> software developer, technical writer and community leader with Adafruit
>> Industries. She began learning Python through CircuitPython in July 2017.
>> CircuitPython is Python that runs on microcontrollers, and is designed to
>> lower the barrier for entry to learning programming and electronics. She
>> joined Adafruit in January 2018 as a member of the CircuitPython team. She
>> has written the definitive CircuitPython Getting Started guides, the
>> library designed to make CircuitPython super simple to use on Adafruit's
>> premier learning board, Circuit Playground Express, as well as many project
>> guides and tutorials. She has helped build the amazing, supportive online
>> maker space around CircuitPython and a wide variety of other open source
>> topics. The community was a huge part of what got her started, and she has
>> greatly enjoyed becoming such a huge part of it.
>> Kattni a board member for Linux user's group, Michigan!/usr/group.
>> We have 25 seats for this workshop. So we will select those responses
>> which have original and interesting ideas on what you want to build using
>> CircuitPython Express.
>> Entries will be anonymized before evaluation. Our decision for the
>> selected applications will be final.
>> I am a complete beginner? Should I apply?
>> Yes! Absolutely. Our goal is to learn, experiment and have fun - and that
>> does not require being an expert. All we need is your enthusiasm!
>> Where should I apply?
>> https://bit.ly/chipy_adafruit
>> What's the link to meetup.com for RSVP?
>> https://bit.ly/chipy_adafruit_rsvp
>> What is the last date for signing up?
>> December 6th, 2018 midnight CST
>> When will I be notified if my application has been selected?
>> By December 13th, 2018
>> When is the event?
>> 20 December 2018, 6:30-8:30pm. Doors open 6:00 pm
>> Location: Braintree, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #800, Chicago, IL 60654
>> CircuitPython Express:
>> https://www.adafruit.com/product/3333
>> What can you do with CircuitPython:
>> Take a look at the numerous cool project ideas with CircuitPython:
>> https://learn.adafruit.com/search?q=circuitpython
>> Getting Started with CircuitPython:
>> https://learn.adafruit.com/welcome-to-circuitpython
>> What do I need to bring to the workshop:
>> You will need to bring your wifi connected laptop, USB Micro cable which
>> supports data transfer and photoid for the class.
>> Code of Conduct:
>> http://www.chipy.org/pages/conduct/
> --
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> T
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