Received my Micro Python board on the 12th of May which is a Kickstarter project I supported back in November last year, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/214379695/micro-python-python-for-microcontrollers.
I just backed the project as I thought it was an interesting idea to use python in an embedded product.
So far I haven't had time to play around with it much, but I am really looking forward to it.
Here is the official web site for the project, http://micropython.org/.
One thing I noticed though upon starting the device up is that, at least on my Ubuntu machine, I did not get the pop-up window of the pyboard drive as described in the tutorial, if I have the SD-card inserted. If the SD-card is inserted, the only thing I get is the USB drive of that card. Without the SD-card inserted, I get the pyboard drive with the files mentioned. So I will go on without the card for now.
The tutorial, http://micropython.org/doc/tut-contents, is really nice and easy to follow.
To get a micro python prompt to write instructions directly to the board do,
This is what you get from the help() function on micro python interpreter.
>>> help() Welcome to Micro Python! For online help please visit http://micropython.org/help/. Quick overview of commands for the board: pyb.info() -- print some general information pyb.gc() -- run the garbage collector pyb.delay(n) -- wait for n milliseconds pyb.Switch() -- create a switch object Switch methods: (), callback(f) pyb.LED(n) -- create an LED object for LED n (n=1,2,3,4) LED methods: on(), off(), toggle(), intensity() pyb.Pin(pin) -- get a pin, eg pyb.Pin('X1') pyb.Pin(pin, m, [p]) -- get a pin and configure it for IO mode m, pull mode p Pin methods: init(..), value([v]), high(), low() pyb.ExtInt(pin, m, p, callback) -- create an external interrupt object pyb.ADC(pin) -- make an analog object from a pin ADC methods: read(), read_timed(buf, freq) pyb.DAC(port) -- make a DAC object DAC methods: triangle(freq), write(n), write_timed(buf, freq) pyb.RTC() -- make an RTC object; methods: datetime([val]) pyb.rng() -- get a 30-bit hardware random number pyb.Servo(n) -- create Servo object for servo n (n=1,2,3,4) Servo methods: calibration(..), angle([x, [t]]), speed([x, [t]]) pyb.Accel() -- create an Accelerometer object Accelerometer methods: x(), y(), z(), tilt(), filtered_xyz() Pins are numbered X1-X12, X17-X22, Y1-Y12, or by their MCU name Pin IO modes are: pyb.Pin.IN, pyb.Pin.OUT_PP, pyb.Pin.OUT_OD Pin pull modes are: pyb.Pin.PULL_NONE, pyb.Pin.PULL_UP, pyb.Pin.PULL_DOWN Additional serial bus objects: pyb.I2C(n), pyb.SPI(n), pyb.UART(n) Control commands: CTRL-A -- on a blank line, enter raw REPL mode CTRL-B -- on a blank line, enter normal REPL mode CTRL-C -- interrupt a running program CTRL-D -- on a blank line, do a soft reset of the board For further help on a specific object, type help(obj)
To close the screen session do 'Ctrl + a' and 'Ctrl + d' in sequence.
As I said before, really looking forward to digging deeper into what I can do with this board.