Hi all - we'll get started in just a minute. Quite a turnout so far..
/me does a jig
Hello everyone. Just lurking. I'm working on a router at the moment.
Hello everyone :-)
Alright, let's kick it off. Welcome to the Python and IoT Hack Chat. Today we have the Adafruit CircuitPython team online to discuss all your Python questions with microcontrollers and IoT stuff. Not sure who on the Adafruit side is going to take lead - I've seen Limor and Kattni so far. Anyone else want to say hi? Oops - there's PT too. Anyone else.
yahhh! we're ready1
Hi! I'm Scott and also work on the CircuitPython core.
YEAH! LETS DO THIS!
we got with us @tannewt and @Dan Halbert
the video stream:
Hello, everyone! I'm Kattni and I work with the CircuitPython libraries!
also @Bryan Siepert perhaps
here we go!
I'm Dan and I also work on CircuitPython core
So Scott, Dan, Limor, PT, Kattni, and Bryan
Bryan won't be joining us
Welcome all and thanks for being here.
Rebecca Skinner, interested in IoT, environmental data, sensors, etc.
Hi Rebecca, welcome
so - on the topic of IoT and Environmental sensors
we haz like 150 libraries for all sorts of sensors you can use with CircuitPython
yah @kattni is the official Library Keeper
so we have your sensors covered - whew!
next up we recently added IoT support to circuitpython - using an ESP32 as a a wifi coprocessor
you are about to ask
CircuitPython libraries list! https://circuitpython.readthedocs.io/projects/bundle/en/latest/drivers.html
WHY DIDNT YOU JUST USE THE ESP32!?!?!
There seems to be the micropython forum, now branching off to other platforms (stm32, esp32, circuit python, microbit) So what is the overall strategy on the circuit / adafruit python both software and hardware ?
LIMOR WHAT IS RONG WITH YOU? THER EIS ESP32 FOR MICROPYTHON!
answer is - we wanted native usb for the awesome circuitpython experience (1)
and (2) we find that we do best when we offload all the SSL TLS ceriticate stuff and have it run async
ESP32 is so cheap and easy to use, its great as a coproc - lovin' it
I'll tip my hat to that!
for the hardware API we're trying very very very hard to stick to *one* api for all hardware so we only have to maintain one version of our drivers
hello all, a micropython enthusiast here from Indonesia. Thanks for the answer regarding circuitpython for esp32 @limor . I can sleep in peace now
like HAL ?
@Andrej Mosat like the "machine" module on the MicroPython
e.g. the Si7021 lirbary will run on a Rapi, Google Coral, Nvidia Jetson, Circuit Playground, nRF52840...
@Andrej Mosat for circuitpython, beginner friendly, drivers for tons of hardware, works with the most devices/hardware
@Andre like digitalio, busio, pulseio, board, ...
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