Micropython Workshop in Zürich

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Micropython Workshop in Zürich

Post by deshipu » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:29 am

We are going to be running a workshop, teaching the basics of microcontroller programming with Micropython and the ESP8266 board. We already have the time for it, 2016-06-23 at 18:30, and the place will be decided shortly.

We are also preparing the materials for the workshop, and they are available at http://micropython-on-esp8266-workshop.readthedocs.io/ so you can organize your own workshops. The materials are a work in progress right now, but should be finalized until 23rd.

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Re: Micropython Workshop in Zürich

Post by photoacoustic » Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:33 pm

Hi deshipu,
Very nice event! I cannot come but I am interested on the materials for teaching.
NodeMCU AMICA seems very interesting. What is the Flash size? 4 MB?
Thanks
Arouna

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Re: Micropython Workshop in Zürich

Post by deshipu » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:10 pm

Yes, the flash size on the boards I got at least is 4MB.

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Re: Micropython Workshop in Zürich

Post by deshipu » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:15 am

We have all the details for the workshop, please see the meetup page, and also please use it to book your place.

http://www.meetup.com/opentechschool-zu ... 231880410/

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Re: Micropython Workshop in Zürich

Post by deshipu » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:45 pm

So the workshop is now over, and I think it went very well. We mostly did the "basics" part, because our time was limited, though.

If anybody would like to organize such a workshop, all the materials -- including the firmware binary -- are available at http://micropython-on-esp8266-workshop.readthedocs.io/ and I can help with advice, at least.

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Re: Micropython Workshop in Zürich

Post by photoacoustic » Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:34 pm

Thank you very much.
Great job.
I am interested.
Advice :
1. for putting in the easiest way the main file or other files into the device are welcome.
2. Low cost and reliable esp8266 board
Thanks in advance
Arouna

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Re: Micropython Workshop in Zürich

Post by pythoncoder » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:44 am

@photoaccoustic 1. Use webrepl http://forum.micropython.org/viewtopic. ... epl#p12093
2. You might consider the WeMos D1 mini.
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Re: Micropython Workshop in Zürich

Post by photoacoustic » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:53 am

Thanks for suggestions.
Is it possible to connect esp8266 to the computer directly via wifi without other wifi network?
Actually I use my phone as gateway in order to get access to the esp8266 with webrepl.
Thanks in advance

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Re: Micropython Workshop in Zürich

Post by deshipu » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:46 pm

photoacoustic wrote:Is it possible to connect esp8266 to the computer directly via wifi without other wifi network?
Yes, by default when you flash MicroPython on the ESP8266 boards, they act as an access point, with ESSID set to [part of mac]-MicroPython. You can connect to that WiFi network directly.

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Re: Micropython Workshop in Zürich

Post by deshipu » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:09 pm

In the next installment of this workshop, I decided to use the WeMos D1 Mini boards, so I forked the original workshop materials page to change all the releavant fragments. The new page is at http://micropython-on-wemos-d1-mini.readthedocs.io/

I also added a chapter about the available WeMos shields.

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