[python-uk] MicroPython / BBC micro:bit at Python user groups in the UK

Charles Barnwell cgbarnwell at gmail.com
Tue Sep 29 12:16:11 CEST 2015


On 25/09/15 14:25, Nicholas H.Tollervey wrote:
> Hi Folks,
>
> So the BBC have realised that MicroPython is really a thing that works.
> They've said they would be up for loaning us micro:bit devices for
> community events over the Autumn (heavy emphasis on the word *loan* here).
>
> :-)
>
> If you're interested in having your evening user group become a "hey
> let's play with MicroPython on the micro:bit" type affair please let me
> know via this list.
>
> I suspect I'll have to attend in person to chaperone the devices but
> that also means you get me to do a talk on MicroPython and the device
> itself. I may also be able to arrange some funky peripheral devices (a
> micro:bit robot car for example) to be included.
>
> My aim is two-fold:
>
> * Testing / feedback on MicroPython on the micro:bit
> * Idea / resource generation kickstart
>
> I'm based near Northampton so Oxford, Brum and Cambridge are easy to get
> to. My folks live in north Nottinghamshire so "oop north" is within
> striking distance if I combine that with a trip back home. Scotland is a
> totally different matter but I do have relatives in south Wales I could
> combine into a weekend trip to Cardiff if anyone is interested.
>
> These would need to be evening events since I actually do a "real job"
> during the day. :-)
>
> Also, I'd need to know potential dates ASAP.
>
> Any takers..?
>
> N.
>
>
>
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Hi Nick,

We would be very interested in a session at the Birmingham Linux User 
Group.  The next slot would be Tuesday November 17 at 19:30 in 
Birmingham.  Would you be able to make that?

Charles.
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