MicroPython, a few years on
Hello supporters of the original MicroPython campaign!
It's been 10 months since the last update, and a lot of things have happened with MicroPython since then. Let me tell you... Read more
Official end of the Kickstarter
Hello backers of Micro Python!
Two years ago I had the idea to rewrite Python to fit it on a microcontroller. I launched a Kickstarter around this idea, and, well,... Read more
Well, we finally got there: this morning the last of the kits and boards were sent out. It took a couple of months of solid work, but now... Read more
Micro Python vs Royal Mail
A quick update about shipping: yesterday and today we sent 147 parcels, with 205 boards in them, to 149 people in Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Again,... Read more
Getting there, and a video
It's now the end of March and unfortunately no boards have yet been sent out. Sorry for that, but I am working hard to get your boards and... Read more
I just wanted to update you on the progress of Micro Python.
Jaltek did a pilot manufacturing run and made 24 Micro Python boards. It was lucky that... Read more
Boards are go!
Hi there backers,
This past week the Micro Python project took a big step: we placed the order at the factor to manufacture the boards. The blank PCBs and parts... Read more
In the past few days I have been making and testing the latest revision of the Micro Python board. It looks really great:
And here is the back... Read more
More progress, and a case
It's been over a week since the last update, and I just wanted to let you know that Micro Python is moving along steadily.
Many people have been... Read more
Factory, code, board layout and website
I hope you are all enjoying a nice holiday break. For me, well, I have a Kickstarter to deliver on!
Earlier this week we visited a PCB assembly... Read more
Progress on hardware and software
It's been a week since the end of the campaign and since my last update, but, don't worry, I haven't forgotten about you or the project! I have... Read more
Hardware license, and early source code
We have had a lot of new people join the project in the last day: welcome and thank you for your pledge! With under 12 hours left, we... Read more
Next revision of the board
We have had a lot of new backers join us in the last 6 hours. Welcome, and thank you all for your pledge! If you have not already... Read more
Writing and running a simple script
Welcome, and thank you, to all backers who have joined the project in the past few days.
In this update I just wanted to show a demonstration of... Read more
Decision on next stretch goal
Hi again backers!
Thank you all for your feedback on the previous update, regarding choice of the next stretch goal.
The tally is:
- more LCD support: 19 votes
- a shield-shield:... Read more
Feedback for next stretch goal
Hello there backers!
So we have passed the third stretch goal, and are now convincingly over £60,000! In this update I would like to ask you all for your feedback... Read more
Next stretch goal, and more on power consumption
A quick update. The next stretch goal will be at £60,000 where I will support the low-power nRF24L01+ wireless modules. Again, I will provide a library for them,... Read more
Power consumption of the board
This is the long-awaited update on the power consumption of the Micro Python board. Thanks for your patience waiting for this.
First, let me again say a huge... Read more
Second stretch goal passed, and mounts
Well, we have passed the second stretch goal and reached £50,000! That means that the Micro Python board will support Ethernet via a WIZ820io module. As with the... Read more
Wi-fi is working!
A quick update to let you know that basic wi-fi support is now working with Micro Python! I'm using an Adafruit CC3000 module http://www.adafruit.com/products/1469 connected via SPI. It's... Read more
The C API in Micro Python
In this update I want to explain how the C API in Micro Python works. Note that this is a technical update. Don't worry if you don't understand... Read more
First stretch goal passed!
I was planning to write a long update telling you how to interface Micro Python with C code, but it's been a busy day, and so I'll just... Read more
Progress, and some more example code
In this update I want to let you know how things are progressing, and give you an example of how the high-level nature of the Python language (and... Read more
First stretch goal
A lot of you have given your opinion on the stretch goals, and it seems that USB-OTG and Wi-Fi support are at the top of the list.
As... Read more
Stretch goal ideas, and the parser
Hi there backers!
In this update I'd like to share a few thoughts I'm having about stretch goals, and also describe how Micro Python's lexer and parser work.
From your... Read more
Thanks for your continued support of the project and for all of your comments and questions. The campaign is going very well, and I hope soon to have... Read more
It's getting very busy here at Micro Python headquarters (which is really just our tiny house here in Cambridge!). People are asking for more technical details and I... Read more
The 3 different code emitters, part 2
Hello again backers.
This is another technical update, with the aim to give you more insight into how the 3 different code emitters -- byte code, native and viper --... Read more
The 3 different code emitters
In this update I want to try and explain a bit about the 3 different Python code emitters: byte code, native code, and native code with native types. ... Read more
Funded! And some example code
Hi again backers!
With your pledges, we have managed together to reach the funding goal in less than 2 and 1/2 days! Fantastic! I didn't think it would happen so... Read more
An FAQ about Micro Python compared with PyMite
Some people have been asking for a comparison of Micro Python with existing Python implementations that run on a microcontroller, such as PyMite (aka p14p, python-on-a-chip). Specifically, why... Read more
Online instructions for programming the Micro Python board
Hi backers! Thanks to you all for your pledges!
Some people have been asking about the "online instructions" and what sort of example projects will be available for the Micro... Read more