MicroPython Newsletter Issue 1

Archive and discussion of the MicroPython Newsletter
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Re: MicroPython Newsletter Issue 1

Post by @anthlis » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:50 pm

Oooh look a newsletter in my inbox!
Hey, this is exciting. I'll be purchasing one of these.

I've come back to MicroPython after a while to see great things happening again, especially now, for example, that I can use my PyBoard with PyCharm. I felt that the whole Circuitpython/PyCom/MicroBit forks clouded my enthusiasm for MicroPython - I wasn't sure where it was all going?

Pity I can't get to Sydney to hear Damien speak at PyCon AU.

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Re: MicroPython Newsletter Issue 1

Post by Neon22 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:06 am

I see there are several variants of the Cypress CYW4343. They seem to have STM32F cores.
Are we right to assume the Bluetooth chip will also run micropython, or will it be dedicated to the comms task ?
- https://community.cypress.com/community ... i-partners

stm32F411, F412, in 100MHz
and the stm32F429 at 180 MHz...

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Re: MicroPython Newsletter Issue 1

Post by EasyRider » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:04 am

Well done,

Good to see new developments happening.
Certainly looks like a quality hardware board, will be interesting to see the price range.

Definitely, will need friendlier adapters for those 40 pin expansion connectors, at least for hobbyists and low volume users.

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Re: MicroPython Newsletter Issue 1

Post by Damien » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:08 am

NielsClausen wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:01 am
Available within "the next few months"? I know it's probably hard to say, but can you be more specific?
We'd hoped for sooner but logistics got in the way. I don't want to mislead, and at this point it's hard to give any specific dates, sorry!
deshipu wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:43 am
If it's not too late, would it be possible to add silkscreen on the bottom describing the pins?
Yes there will be silk screen on the bottom for basic pin labels. The screen just didn't make it into this prototype run.
pythoncoder wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:17 am
I hope there will be an adaptor to provide jumper or breadboard access to more of the I/O.
Yes there will be, we already have the design finished and tested for a simple 28-pin DIP style adaptor.
Neon22 wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:33 am
This is great news. I sure hope you can keep the price down. Maybe options for what's populated ?
We know that price is a very sensitive issue so are doing our best to keep it down. But remember that quality costs :)

There will be part options to allow a range of prices, and the base model is going to use the STM32F722.
Neon22 wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:06 am
I see there are several variants of the Cypress CYW4343. They seem to have STM32F cores.
The CYW4343 we use is a pure wireless system, without any application MCU. MicroPython runs on the STM32F7xx, not on the CYW4343.

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Re: MicroPython Newsletter Issue 1

Post by devnull » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:23 am

what pins are brought out to the 2.54mm headers ?

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Re: MicroPython Newsletter Issue 1

Post by able_archer » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:21 am

Looks interesting!
Will there be a Kickstarter for it?
Is the design opensource, like the first Pyboard?
Will you offer shields for it with LCD screens and the like, or leave that to the community?

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Re: MicroPython Newsletter Issue 1

Post by artur » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:22 pm

Excellent News! We were just waiting for such an option: to embed a functional pyboard into other circuitry!
Our plans are to use PYBD for CubeSats (i.e. Small Satellites). So eventually, Micropython will go into space!

Thanks for your incredible work!

Artur
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https://librecube.net/

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Re: MicroPython Newsletter Issue 1

Post by Meekdai » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:16 am

That sounds great, I am looking forward to a Pyboard with WIFI capabilities.
Will the new Pyboard have the function of websocket sever and webREPL?

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Re: MicroPython Newsletter Issue 1

Post by nherriot » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:06 pm

A brilliant achievement for such a small team.

I hope MicroPython will be able to capitalise on this new board in the coming year! :-)


Kind regards, Nicholas.

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Re: MicroPython Newsletter Issue 1

Post by oli » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:31 am

Hi, the new board looks great. But what about the RAM. I have very often the problem the my current boards run out of RAM and with increasing count of complexity coming in with BLE/Wifi the boards needs RAM. So how is the plan for this?

Thanks!
Oli

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