slinging micropython & OLED

Presented at ToorCamp 2018, June 23, 2018, 5:30 p.m. (50 minutes)

Micropython Hardware class using the ESP8266 (nodeMcu package). We'll wirelessly edit and launch python scripts that test ultrasonic distance sensors, spit out letters and numbers on a cute 0.96" OLED display, and radiate WS2812 LEDs. Micropython Hardware class using the ESP8266 (nodeMcu package) Micropython is all the rage now that $4 microprocessors running at 80mhz are fast enough to interpret the language. We'll wirelessly access the ESP8266 using the web based python console known as webRepl and blink WS2812 LEDs, read proximity sensors, and program OLED displays. We'll skip all the boring tutorials and start editing/breaking functional python sketches. Bring your text editor. (bring your own blowfish) Class includes a fist full of hardware for $30 - nodeMcu ESP8266 uController - breadboard - 0.96" OLED i2C display - WS2812 addressable LEDs - ultrasonic proximity sensnor - touch sensor - fist full of random parts (jumpers, pins, daggers) Class size: 15


  • hydronics
    I’m an engineer in Portland Oregon. I build exhibits at OMSI, teach electronics tinkering at PCC, build research devices for the honeybee, and particpate at dorkbotpdx.


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