How to eschew the Arduino IDE for a combination of and Arduino command-line tool (Arduino CLI) and a professional code editor (Visual Studio Code).

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Have you been curious about trying Python on a microcontroller? The ESP32 is a great way to start!

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Our newest (sorta-Python-related) tutorial shows you a few ways to run a script whenever a Raspberry Pi boots up.

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In the latest Python tutorial series, we look at loading MicroPython onto six different microcontroller development boards.

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We've updated our popular "Raspberry Pi SPI and I2C Tutorial" with some Python examples.

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If you're looking to make your own dashboard or slick graphical interface, Python can help you out with the Tkinter package.

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Whether you are teaching a class or want to create a dashboard to plot sensor data, the matplotlib Python package has you covered! We introduce a new guide that walks you through the basics of using matplotlib.

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Remixing Anouk Wipprecht's Kitty Ear soldering project shared on OSHPARK and Shapeways.

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Let's continue digging deeper into Arduino to see what's really going on with registers.

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In order to use more advanced features or optimize our code for space and speed, we need to understand how to work with registers directly in microcontrollers.

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The serial controlled motor driver is stripped of its firmware and reprogrammed to function as an amplifier. Then it's surrounded with circuits that turn the whole shebang into a portable guitar amp.. but it won't win any awards.

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Let's take the SparkFun Inventor's Kit to the next level with some more projects!

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Learn how to combine a Python web app framework with the ESP8266 Thing to control your RPi via WiFi.

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Find out what it was like building the Skimmer Scanner app and distributing it through the Google Play store.

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The micro:bit is an awesome piece of tiny hardware, and I just wanted to make sure we gave you another programming environment with which to play.

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Learn how to control a computational program with your Arduino sensors!

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Let's compile some Getting Started lessons for the micro:bit.

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Time for the ever-popular loops discussion! We look at the three basic loops you can use in Arduino.

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