New Pyboard update please

The official pyboard running MicroPython.
This is the reference design and main target board for MicroPython.
You can buy one at the store.
Target audience: Users with a pyboard.
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New Pyboard update please

Post by Onisem » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:24 pm

Does anyone know what the status of the new Pyboard is? I have noticed that the hardware development side of micropython has been somewhat dormant. Damian, are their any good new you can give us? I love the quality of the board and would like to see its development continue into new flavors.

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Re: New Pyboard update please

Post by pythoncoder » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:49 am

I think @Damien seldom has time to check messages here. So I hope I'm not speaking out of turn by saying this, but the new board's development is complete - volume production should not be too far off.
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Re: New Pyboard update please

Post by Onisem » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:58 am

Thanks for the update.

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Re: New Pyboard update please

Post by marfis » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:17 pm

really looking forward to this too...

Some more teaser informations before volume productions would be nice... at least the MCU type that he is going to use?

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Re: New Pyboard update please

Post by fos » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:21 am

I h ave also been interested in updates for quite some time.

Thanks

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Re: New Pyboard update please

Post by pythoncoder » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:17 am

marfis wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:17 pm
...Some more teaser informations before volume productions would be nice... at least the MCU type that he is going to use?
I really couldn't say ;) Perhaps @Damien might care to let the cat (or at least a few kittens) out of the bag?
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Re: New Pyboard update please

Post by mcauser » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:24 am

@Damien Does the MCU start with an E or S?

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Re: New Pyboard update please

Post by Damien » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:41 am

Yes, as @pythoncoder mentioned the design of the next generation pyboard is now finalised and we are moving into logistics of production.

The MCU starts with an "S" and there will also be WiFi, but nothing related to "E" :)

I'm preparing a more detailed update on this and will post that soon.

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Re: New Pyboard update please

Post by devnull » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:47 am

there will also be WiFi
Is there any chance that it will be possible to 'wifi-enable' an existing pyboard using the same device and drivers used on the new pyboard or is wifi integrated into the main device ?

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Re: New Pyboard update please

Post by Damien » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:26 am

devnull wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:47 am
Is there any chance that it will be possible to 'wifi-enable' an existing pyboard using the same device and drivers used on the new pyboard or is wifi integrated into the main device ?
WiFi is deeply integrated in to the new pyboard. But a lot of the work to integrate lwIP in stm32 can be reused on PYBv1.x, eg for Ethernet. For adding WiFi to a PYBv1.x it may be possible to use an ESP8266 in raw Ethernet mode and hook that into the TCP/IP stack running on the pyboard. See eg https://gitlab.com/goodwin-europe/raw-esp for firmware that allows the ESP8266 to forward Ethernet frames.

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