MicroPython Newsletter Issue 1

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

Post by devnull » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:46 pm

Any updates on the release / availability of the new pyboard ?

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Re: MicroPython Newsletter Issue 1

Post by kwiley » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:14 pm

I'm just posting in order to "subscribe" to notifications of any updates to this thread. I'd like very much to know the timeline and pricing of the next generation of PyBoard.

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Re: MicroPython Newsletter Issue 1

Post by gratefulfrog » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:37 pm

I'm dying for one of these for the next generation of my PyGuitar project!

Any dates set yet for availability? Alpha/Beta testing? I'm available!

Ciao,
Bob

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Re: MicroPython Newsletter Issue 1

Post by P@T » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:02 pm

Hi, happy new year
what's up for the new board ?
Thanks !

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Re: MicroPython Newsletter Issue 1

Post by ThomasChr » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:43 pm

According to the Speaker in this Video (Christine Spindler) Pyboard-D is in the final testing and should be out in the next two weeks...

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Re: MicroPython Newsletter Issue 1

Post by edgaralejod » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:36 am

Any news? Very excited to get this new board a test!

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Re: MicroPython Newsletter Issue 1

Post by ThomasChr » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:17 am

Same here. At the moment I'm betting at the Fosdem for presenting the board which is at the 2. February.
https://fosdem.org/2019/stands/

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Re: MicroPython Newsletter Issue 1

Post by dglaude » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:43 pm

FOSDEM stand was a good guess, and I have my PYBD.

The board is really tiny, apparently half of the size of the original and the pin are double density.
It is about the size of an SD card, and it is really challenging to read the pin description without a magnifier.

Unfortunately, O'Reilly stand took some of the cash I had with me, and I had not enough left to get the add-on board.
That add-on board let you have breadboard friendly pin spacing, but also little sensor to start exploring without soldering.
And it's not in the webshop yet, so I will have to wait.

Today, it is maybe lacking a bit of documentation, especially on the WiFi/BLE, but I knew that.
It is hard for my to compare, because I never had the original pyboard, apparently I only used micropython on ESP8266, ESP32 and a lot of circuitpython. So some stuff that are new to me (like microSD card) are normal, and the PYBFLASH drive is similar to the CIRCUITPY drive, so it is "normal" to me, even if I don't have that on ESP8266.

So get ready, I guess the board will soon be available for all in quantity.

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Re: MicroPython Newsletter Issue 1

Post by kak » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:13 pm

Too bad that it's only Bluetooth 4.1 and not 5, because 5 offers some interesting long range modes, that would be interesting for embedded electronics. I guess that 5 is just too new to be cheap and reliable.

But the Cypress datasheet mentions that it has a FM receiver. Can we use that in Micropython?

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