MicroPython for the Internet of Things: A Beginner's Guide to Programming with Python on Microcontrollers

  • 7h 7m
  • Charles Bell
  • Apress
  • 2017

MicroPython for the Internet of Things is ideal for readers new to electronics and the world of IoT. Specific examples are provided covering a range of supported devices, sensors, and MicroPython boards such as Pycom’s WiPy modules and MicroPython’s pyboard. Never has programming for microcontrollers been easier.

The book takes a practical and hands-on approach without a lot of detours into the depths of theory. The book:

  • Shows a faster and easier way to program microcontrollers and IoT devices
  • Teaches MicroPython, a variant of one of the most widely used scripting languages
  • Is friendly and accessible to those new to electronics, with fun example projects

What You'll Learn:

  • Program in MicroPython
  • Understand sensors and basic electronics
  • Develop your own IoT projects
  • Build applications for popular boards such as WiPy and pyboard
  • Load MicroPython on the ESP8266 and similar boards
  • Interface with hardware breakout boards
  • Connect hardware to software through MicroPython
  • Explore the easy-to-use Adafruit IO connecting your microcontroller to the cloud

About the Author

Charles Bell conducts research in emerging technologies. He is a member of the Oracle MySQL Development team as a senior developer assisting in the development of MySQL high availability solutions. He lives in a small town in rural Virginia with his loving wife. Dr. Bell received his doctorate degree in engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005. His research interests include database systems, software engineering, sensor networks, and 3D printing. He spends his limited free time as a practicing Maker, focusing on microcontroller and 3D printers and printing projects.

In this Book

  • What is the Internet of Things?
  • Introducing MicroPython
  • MicroPython Hardware
  • How to Program in MicroPython
  • MicroPython Libraries
  • Low-Level Hardware Support
  • Electronics for Beginners
  • Project 1: Hello, World! MicroPython Style
  • Project 2: Stoplight Simulator
  • Project 3: Plant Monitoring
  • Project 4: Using Weather Sensors
  • Where to go from Here


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