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by bitninja
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: ESP32 boards
Topic: New Lolin D32 Pro with 4MB PSRAM
Replies: 46
Views: 11610

Re: New Lolin D32 Pro with 4MB PSRAM

I suppose the spacing of the headers is the same as the older Wemos D1 Mini Pros... so that at least the shields should still work. Nice to see they are using the MicroPython pin numbering scheme now!
by bitninja
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: ESP8266 boards
Topic: vgkits-vanguard - Learner-oriented tools for ESP8266 micropython boards
Replies: 1
Views: 540

Re: vgkits-vanguard - Learner-oriented tools for ESP8266 micropython boards

Very nice! I'll have to give it a spin when I get some time. I'm glad someone has thought more about the educational benefits of a physical computing kit. I think there is a barrier to learning to program in that it's usually restricted to just doing stuff on the computer screen. Some learners may r...
by bitninja
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Questions
Topic: Running webserver and other code simultaneously
Replies: 22
Views: 4701

Re: Running webserver and other code simultaneously

You can use frozen modules for the code that is stable and definitely required. Pre-compiled modules may be accomplishing the same thing... I have not used those yet. I just got comfortable building my own firmware and then added the modules I needed into the build. Second... garbage collect often.....
by bitninja
Mon May 28, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Questions
Topic: PyConAu Talk - any suggestions?
Replies: 24
Views: 2605

Re: PyConAu Talk - any suggestions?

There's been an IoT track at PyConAu for a couple of years now... That would be interesting to me... an IoT talk that had some practical examples of MicroPython being used for IoT devices. This would probably focus on the ESP boards but I think that's ok. By now, MQTT is pretty well represented on ...
by bitninja
Sat May 26, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Questions
Topic: PyConAu Talk - any suggestions?
Replies: 24
Views: 2605

Re: PyConAu Talk - any suggestions?

It would seem that for an audience of mostly desktop Python users, a talk would need to give some kind of gentle introduction to embedded programming in general. Even idea #2 would need some mention of C or C++ and something like the Arduino platform. I think you should forego the comparison and ins...
by bitninja
Sat May 26, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Questions
Topic: Running webserver and other code simultaneously
Replies: 22
Views: 4701

Re: Running webserver and other code simultaneously

Here is a simple web server based on the uasyncio example, that I know works on the ESP8266 and the D1 Mini. I have yet to implement another coro but perhaps Peter's tutorial will help you with that. # # Simple HTTP server based on the uasyncio example script # by J.G. Wezensky (joewez@gmail.com) # ...
by bitninja
Mon May 21, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Other Boards
Topic: Chinese Micropython Clones(?)
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: Chinese Micropython Clones(?)

I don't have the equipment with me to run a test, but I can say that they seem to have used a "662K" regulator...
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Which leads me to this info... https://www.mikrocontroller.net/attachm ... 6206N3.pdf
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by bitninja
Mon May 21, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Other Boards
Topic: Chinese Micropython Clones(?)
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: Chinese Micropython Clones(?)

Don't get me wrong, I am happy with the board... it's just some of the finishing work like the headers... they were soldered in pretty quickly apparently... 20180515_185641.jpg Notice the angle? And some of the soldering is kind of blobish. 20180520_191754.jpg It's not terrible by any measure... the...
by bitninja
Sun May 20, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Other Boards
Topic: Chinese Micropython Clones(?)
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: Chinese Micropython Clones(?)

Well I couldn't help myself...
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The build quality was so-so in my opinion, as I expected. But it does work with everything I've tried so far.
by bitninja
Sat May 19, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: ESP8266 boards
Topic: Differences between CH340 & CP210X Boards
Replies: 9
Views: 7989

Re: Differences between CH340 & CP210X Boards

OK, for the record, I just checked and sure enough... when I *Disabled* Hardware Flow Control in minicom it worked without a problem... 20180518_232541_small-min.jpg I did not find any command line options to change it, but simply ran the setup... sudo minicom -s Chose Serial port setup -> and press...