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The CircuitPython Show
An independent podcast with the people in and around CircuitPython. Created and hosted by Paul Cutler.
Jun 13, 2022
Anne Barela discusses her time at Adafruit, writing the Python on Hardware newsletter, retro tech, and more. 00:17 Welcome and Anne’s start with Adafruit 01:15 Anne’s first two books on microcontrollers 03:38 CircuitPython through the years 5:40 What goes into writing an Adafruit Learn Guide? 7:30 ThePython on Microcontrollers newsletter 10:30 When did Anne first get into computers and electronics? 14:05 Turn the tables 16:05 Which microcontroller?
May 30, 2022
In episode ten, Pierre and Paul have an in-depth conversation about mechanical keyboards and how CircuitPython has helped Pierre with development. 00:15 Welcome and starting with computers and electronics 2:00 Building custom keyboards 4:10 BlueMicro keyboards (get screenshot) 6:40 Developing the BlueMicro keyboard firmware 7:40 What goes into building a custom keyboard? 11:20 Microcontroller keyboard matrices 13:55 Changing from Arduino to CircuitPython for keyboard development 17:35 How has CircuitPython helped with troubleshooting? 20:15 Turn the tables 21:30 Which microcontroller?
May 16, 2022
Liz Clark joins the show and shares her maker journey, music background, and we talk MIDI for beginners. 00:25 Welcome and Liz’s music background 4:30 BlitzCityDIY https://www.youtube.com/blitzcitydiy 6:30 Getting started with MIDI 10:38 Adafruit MIDI Learn guide, MIDI for Makers: https://learn.adafruit.com/midi-for-makers 12:26 Liz’s music setup at home 15:20 Turn the tables 16:20 Which microcontroller?
May 2, 2022
Melissa and Paul talk Blink, retro tech, and more. 00:38 Blinka 03:00 What it means to be the maintainer of Blinka 04:37 How Melissa started with CircuitPython 07:12 Melissa’s YouTube channel 07:57 OpenSign Library 8:05 Melissa’s CNC machine 09:28 Melissa’s current retro tech projects 10:30 Retro Macs 12:30 A mysterious box appears 14:35 Turn the tables 15:22 Which microcontroller?
Apr 18, 2022
Alie Gonzalez joins the show and shares her maker journey, how she started her professional career, and the tech scene in Miami. 00:50 Welcome and Alie’s journey to becoming a maker 2:22 The start of Alie’s career 4:30 Sparkfun & Alie 6:40 Miami Hack Week 14:45 The tech scene in Miami 18:20 Which microcontroller?
Apr 11, 2022
Season 2 Trailer
A preview of the upcoming season two and its guests.
Apr 5, 2022
00:20 How Scott joined Adafruit 3:00 What are some of the biggest changes and accomplishments over the last five years since CircuitPython was first released? 7:20 Working with upstream MicroPython 9:20 Porting CircuitPython to Raspberry Pi (bare metal) 13:28 ESP32-S3 development 16:30 Scott’s work in community broadband 22:40 Turn the tables 24:30 Which microcontroller?
Mar 29, 2022
Episode 5 - Rose Hooper Support the show: https://circuitpythonshow.com/support 00:35 Getting started with computers 04:36 Early 90s BBS culture & Freeness 07:46 Discovering Python 10:00 Home Assistant 15:20 CircuitPython 23:15 Which microcontroller?
Mar 22, 2022
1:00 Tod Kurt introdction Homepage: https://todbot.com 2:05 BlinkM 2:35 Tod's experiences with Arduino 7:20 Tod's work with synthesizers 12:18 Sound on CircuitPython 15:45 Tod and Python / CPython 21:20 Tod's CircuitPython Tips Github repository 23:20 Turn the tables (Ask Paul a question) 29:45 Which microcontroller would you grab for a prototype or new project?
Mar 15, 2022
Professor John Gallaugher of Boston College joins the show and talks CircuitPython in higher education. 01:01 Adding CircuitPython to a higher ed curriculum 05:38 Examples of CircuitPython used in accessibility 7:30 How do you teach students with hardware? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oldZ-6eVhg 16:30 Maker communities 19:27 Professor Gallagher’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/profgallaugher/videos?view=0&sort=dd&flow=grid 23:20 Former students’ success 28:20 Turn the Tables segment: Professor Gallaugher asks Paul his favorite bands 29:40 Go to microcontroller for a new project?
Mar 8, 2022
Les Pounder of Tom's Hardware stops by and talks all things microcontrollers, shares his latest project, and retro tech. 1:30 Biggest microcontroller surprise 4:25 Favorite Pico add-on board 5:35 Photo of all the boards 7:25 Microcontroller pick 12:30 Les’ latest CircuitPython project 14:05 Retro tech 18:44 Turn the tables: Retro tech to take to a deserted island? (Where Paul gets the other Sega Genesis name wrong) 20:57 How Les was introduced to CircuitPython
Mar 1, 2022
00:40 Kattni’s journey, originally told at PyOhio 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bBHXimlfPQ and first project: https://learn.adafruit.com/circuit-playground-express-piano-in-the-key-of-lime) 6:00 Adafruit Discord: http://adafru.it/discord 7:45 Mentoring 9:55 Community discussion 12:50 CircuitPython 2022 goals 16:00 CircuitPython tagline: Code + Community = CircuitPython 17:50 Learn Guides 22:40 Turn the Tables 23:40 Which microcontroller to start your next project?
Jan 25, 2022
The CircuitPython Show Trailer
The CircuitPython Show is an independent podcast hosted by Paul Cutler. Each episode he will have a conversation with someone doing something cool and awesome in or around CircuitPython.