MicroPython

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MicroPython
Micropython-logo.svg
Original author(s) Damien George
Initial release May 3, 2014; 4 years ago (2014-05-03)
Stable release
1.9.4 / May 11, 2018; 2 months ago (2018-05-11)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written in C
Platform Micro Bit, Arduino, ESP8266, ESP32,STM32
Type Python implementation
License MIT license[1]
Website micropython.org

MicroPython[2] is a software implementation of the Python 3 programming language, written in C, that is optimized to run on a microcontroller.[3][4] MicroPython is a full Python compiler and runtime that runs on the micro-controller hardware. The user is presented with an interactive prompt (the REPL) to execute supported commands immediately. Included are a selection of core Python libraries; MicroPython includes modules which give the programmer access to low-level hardware.[2]

MicroPython was originally created by the Australian programmer and physicist Damien George, after a successful Kickstarter backed campaign in 2013.[5] While the original Kickstart campaign released MicroPython with a pyboard microcontroller, MicroPython supports a number of ARM based architectures.[6] MicroPython has since been run on Arduino platform based products,[7][8] ESP8266,[9] ESP32,[10] and Internet of things[11][12][13][14] hardware. In 2016 a version of MicroPython for the BBC Micro Bit was created as part of the Python Software Foundation's contribution to the Micro Bit partnership with the BBC.[15]

The source code for the project can be found on GitHub.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ George, Damien P. (4 May 2014). "micropython/LICENSE at master · micropython/micropython". GitHub. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "MicroPython - Python for microcontrollers". micropython.org. Retrieved 12 August 2017. 
  3. ^ Venkataramanan, Madhumita (6 December 2013). "Micro Python: more powerful than Arduino, simpler than the Raspberry Pi". Wired. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  4. ^ Yegulalp, Serdar (5 July 2014). "Micro Python's tiny circuits: Python variant targets microcontrollers". InfoWorld. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Micro Python: Python for microcontrollers". Kickstarter. Kickstarter. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  6. ^ Beningo, Jacob (11 July 2016). "Prototype to production: MicroPython under the hood". EDN Network. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  7. ^ Horsey, Julian (12 October 2016). "Pyduino Arduino Based Development Board That Supports MicroPython (video)". Geeky Gadgets. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  8. ^ Beningo, Jacob (6 April 2016). "Getting Started with Micro Python". EDN Network. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  9. ^ Williams, Elliot (21 July 2016). "MicroPython on the ESP8266: Kicking the Tires". Hackaday. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "MicroPython ported to the ESP32". GitHub. Retrieved 8 March 2017. 
  11. ^ "MicroPython on the ESP8266: beautifully easy IoT". Kickstarter. Kickstarter. Retrieved 6 December 2017. 
  12. ^ "MICROPYTHON BRINGING PYTHON TO THE INTERNET OF THINGS". MICROPYTHON BRINGING PYTHON TO THE INTERNET OF THINGS. github.io. Retrieved 6 December 2017. 
  13. ^ "FiPy – The world's first 5-network IoT dev board". Kickstarter. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  14. ^ "Pycom Incorporating Sequans LTE-M Technology in New 5-Network IoT Development Board". Business Wire. 22 November 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  15. ^ Williams, Alun. "Hands on with the BBC Micro-Bit user interface". ElectronicsWeekly.com. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  16. ^ "MicroPython on GitHub". 

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