Can we flash micropython on lower chips like atmega85

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Can we flash micropython on lower chips like atmega85

Post by RKS2006 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:19 am

It will be cost effective for small ic s
Atmega attiny 85 is a very cheap ic for small projects. :lol:

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Re: Can we flash micropython on lower chips like atmega85

Post by Roberthh » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:27 am

The answer is: No. The Attiny85, as much as I like it, has way to little memory, both flash & RAM. If you look for low cost chips, go for the WinnerMicro W600 (Chip costs << 1 USD, modules at about 2 USD) or ESP8266 or .....

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Re: Can we flash micropython on lower chips like atmega85

Post by jimmo » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:11 am

You might be interested in Snek (https://sneklang.org/) which works on chips like the atmega328.

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Re: Can we flash micropython on lower chips like atmega85

Post by Roberthh » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:32 am

@jimmo. Interesting link. Reminds me of my first self-built Z80 computer with BASIC in a 8 k EPROM. Step by step, whenever I had the money to buy a few components, I extended that into a CP/M machine. Having two 90kByte -> 180k -> 360k floppy drives was simply GREAT! I had even Fortran on it. Old guys tale!

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Re: Can we flash micropython on lower chips like atmega85

Post by jimmo » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:15 pm

Roberthh wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:32 am
@jimmo. Interesting link.
Keith gave a talk about it in January at linux.conf.au this year. Apparently that was only 10 months ago...! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWMFNqkgt1o
Roberthh wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:32 am
Reminds me of my first self-built Z80 computer with BASIC in a 8 k EPROM. Step by step, whenever I had the money to buy a few components, I extended that into a CP/M machine. Having two 90kByte -> 180k -> 360k floppy drives was simply GREAT! I had even Fortran on it. Old guys tale!
Two floppy drives!! Luxury!! (I always wanted a second one for my Amiga)

Most of my early MicroPython experience came from teaching school kids, so drawing comparisons to things that I learnt when I was that age, like BASIC (i.e. PICAXE) never helped them. But yes, exactly, I often feel like MicroPython is just a really great evolution of (the best parts of) things like BASIC.

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