MicroPython and EPS32 (with Blockly type frontend/App)

All ESP32 boards running MicroPython.
Target audience: MicroPython users with an ESP32 board.
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vdbijlh
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MicroPython and EPS32 (with Blockly type frontend/App)

Post by vdbijlh » Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:56 pm

I have been experimenting with Arduino IDE and Arduino Uno for a while now (did 2 basic introduction courses on Udemy) .... but I want to do quick some experimenting with ESP32 and MicroPython.

I looked at a Blockly style frontend (with Thonny or uPICraft as IDE) and found some links

e.g. http://easycoding.tn/ep/demos/code/ and http://www.bipes.net.br/beta2/ui/.

I'm enthusiastic about the last option.

http://easycoding.tn/ep/demos/code/ has no ESP32 option (I can find only Raspberry PI) but it supports MicroPython.

http://www.bipes.net.br/beta2/ui/ has apparently all that I need .. (I noted however that there - possibly - are some basic items missing).

I do not find a forum or support pages for www.bipes.net.br ... is there anybody who has experience with this blockly app .. are there more options ??

Thanks

BricoMs
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Re: MicroPython and EPS32 (with Blockly type frontend/App)

Post by BricoMs » Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:53 pm

Hey hello!

Have you tried UIFLOW?

I have flashed uiflow to some generic esp32 boards and works good. For the cloud key you can get it while on repl rebooting.
It is supposed to be loaded into m5stack devices but works with generic devices.

http://docs.m5stack.com/#/en/quick_star ... icroPython

vdbijlh
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Re: MicroPython and EPS32 (with Blockly type frontend/App)

Post by vdbijlh » Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:44 am

BricoMs wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:53 pm
Hey hello!

Have you tried UIFLOW?

I have flashed uiflow to some generic esp32 boards and works good. For the cloud key you can get it while on repl rebooting.
It is supposed to be loaded into m5stack devices but works with generic devices.

http://docs.m5stack.com/#/en/quick_star ... icroPython
Thanks for your suggestion .. I will certainly test this

aroca
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Re: MicroPython and EPS32 (with Blockly type frontend/App)

Post by aroca » Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:27 pm

Hi!

I am one of the main creators / author of BIPES. Can I help you with something? You said that something you need is missing from BIPES. Could you share what is it? Maybe it is already implemented in the new version: http://bipes.net.br/beta2/ui/

If you want to talk directly, my email is rafaelaroca AT gmail

By the way, you also asked about similar tools. Here are some:

https://make.playpiper.com/

https://edublocks.org/

best regards

Rafael

vdbijlh
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Re: MicroPython and EPS32 (with Blockly type frontend/App)

Post by vdbijlh » Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:41 am

Rafael

Thanks for your reply ... much appreciated.

I have not actively used the BIPES application since my posting .. I will have a review again shortly.

I could not find a lot of support resources e.g. a BIPES Forum.

Some information on my situation/requirements:

I'm currently following 2 IoT courses (by IoTsolutions on Udemy) and have a course by Random Nerds on MicroPython with NodeMCU(ESP8266) outstanding

There is a lot of info in these courses regarding Amazon AWS CE2, ThingSpeak, MQTTBox (MQTT Brokers - HTTP Protocol, Arduino IDE and Python (Linux sessions Included) and Node-Red ..........I intend to finish them in +/- 2 weeks.

My way forward is:

- Finish the courses.
- Continue IoT experimentation with ESP8622/ESP32 boards.
- I don't want a Raspberry PI (poor availability in Cyprus).
- I don't want to use Arduino IDE (I don't favour C++).
- I do like MicroPython and/or Python (with flashed instances on the boards and in the Cloud e.g. Amazon AWS CE2 - I will try Docker in
the near future.)
- I could use Thonny or Visual Code if required.- I have them both installed
- I prefer a blockly type App for developing the initial code in Python/MicroPython and tweak the final code (Thonny/Visual Code if
required.
- I was experimenting with TUNIoT (http://easycoding.tn/ep/demos/code/) for Python-based development however it only has an
option for Raspberry PI commands.
- Would like to us BIPES but find no sufficient User Forum option (for additional support).

Sorry ... a long introduction but I really need advice if BIPES can fill the gap in my requirements.

Do you have any suggestions/advice?

Is the BIPES project still active and developed?

Henk

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