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Season 2 episodes (19)

Alec Delaney
S02:E24

Alec Delaney

Alec Delaney joins Paul and they discuss how CircuitPython uses continuous integration for development and Alec's CircuitPythonukiah project.This episode is brought to you by PCBWay.  Make your dreams a  reality with 10 boards starting at only $5!  Thank you to PCBWay for  their support of The CircuitPython Show. Learn more at PCBWay.com.2:28 What is continuous integration (CI)?4:36 How does CI make it easy for developers and contributors?8:53 What are the challenges in moving to pyproject.toml?11:11 What are the benefits of pyproject.toml?14:56 The CircuitPythonukiah17:14 Which board?

Mark Komus
S02:E23

Mark Komus

Mark Komus joins the show and shares how he started with computers, the Monster Eyes project, contributing to CircuitPython's core, and more.This episode is brought to you by PCBWay.  Make your dreams a reality with 10 boards starting at only $5!  Thank you to PCBWay for their support of The CircuitPython Show. Learn more at PCBWay.com.1:00 Welcome and Mark’s start with computers2:30 Discovering CircuitPython5:28 The Monster Eyes8:37 Working on CircuitPython’s core11:57 Opportunities from CircuitPython12:50 Which microcontroller?Support the show!  If you like what you hear, tell a friend or write a review.  Sponsor the show financially - your support goes towards covering the costs of hosting, recording, and transcriptions.  Thank you for your support. Learn more.

Joey Castillo
S02:E22

Joey Castillo

Joey Castillo joins the show.  He and Paul discuss the LCD Featherwing, the Open Book and its user interface, and power management.This episode is brought to you by PCBWay.  Make your dreams a reality with 10 boards starting at only $5!  Thank you to PCBWay for their support of The CircuitPython Show. Learn more at PCBWay.com.Show Notes:1:12 Welcome and how Joey got started with computers & electronics2:48 LCD Featherwing and implementing CircuitPython first5:55 The OpenBook and the user interface11:10 Managing power consumption18:08 Which microcontroller?Follow the show on Twitter at @circuitpyshowSupport the show!  If you like what you hear, tell a friend or write a review.  Sponsor the show financially - your support goes towards covering the costs of hosting, recording, and transcriptions.  Thank you for your support. Learn more.

Jason Pecor (and the Trolls)
S02:E21

Jason Pecor (and the Trolls)

Paul takes the podcast on the road and visits Jason Pecor in Altoona, Wisconsin. Jason shows Paul CircuitPython powered Trolls and shares how they came to be.This episode is brought to you by PCBWay.  Make your dreams a reality with 10 boards starting at only $5!  Thank you to PCBWay for their support of The CircuitPython Show. Learn more at PCBWay.com.4:05 How Jason discovered CircuitPython5:40 Meet the trolls7:50 The park in the summertime8:55 Proof of concept using CircuitPython11:05 CircuitPython hardware in the trolls12:45 Audio demo13:30 Surviving the climate16:05 The Blue Troll17:41 Which microcontroller?Follow the show on Twitter at @circuitpyshowSupport the show!  If you like what you hear, tell a friend or write a review.  Sponsor the show financially - your support goes towards covering the costs of hosting, recording, and transcriptions.  Thank you for your support. Learn more.

Jim Mussared
S02:E20

Jim Mussared

Jim Mussared, a maintainer of MicroPython, joins the show.  He and Paul discuss how MicroPython started, collaborating with CircuitPython, being a maintainer, favorite uses of MicroPython, and more.This episode is brought to you by PCBWay. Make your designs a reality with ten boards starting at only $5!1:02 Welcome and Jim’s start with electronics3:02 Damien George starting MicroPython3:50 MicroPython and CircuitPython5:32 Collaborating with CircuitPython6:10 MicroPython’s Strengths6:45 What is it like to be a maintainer of an open source project?8:50 Balancing open source and professional work9:40 Favorite uses of MicroPython11:10 Performance improvements in MicroPython14:20 Where is MicroPython going next?16:20 Which microcontroller?

Bradán Lane
S02:E19

Bradán Lane

Bradán Lane shares how CircuitPython has helped in creating the JoyPad and LumosRing.This episode is brought to you by PCBWay. Make your designs a reality at only $5 for ten boards at PCBWay.01:10 Bradan’s start with electronics02:33 Bradan’s first CircuitPython product: the Joypad06:25 Customizing the JoyPad09:07 The LumosRing and LumosStick15:20 Which microcontroller?Visit CircuitPythonShow.com for show notes and transcripts.

Thea Flowers
S02:E18

Thea Flowers

Thea Flowers joins the show and shares about her synthesizer company, Winterbloom, and the role CircuitPython has played.Show Notes:00:30 How Thea first got started with computers00:50 Discovering CircuitPython2:25 Thea’s synthesizer company, Winterbloom3:40 Winterbloom products that use CircuitPython(Sol and Big Honking Button:)7:00 Castor and Pollux8:50 Which microcontroller?

Radomir Dopieralski
S02:E17

Radomir Dopieralski

Radomir Dopieralski, aka deshipu, joins the show.  He shares his interest in computers growing up behind the Iron Curtain, developing games with CircuitPython, robots, and more.Show Notes:00:15 Welcome and getting started with computers behind the Iron Curtain1:45 Discovering MicroPython via its Kickstarter2:50 Handheld games - the Pew Pew family4:30 Learning Pew Pew in workshops6:22 How does CircuitPython make it easy to program games?7:42 What are the challenges in using CircuitPython to program games?10:30 Robot building13:30 Fluff bug14:30 Which microcontroller?

Brent Rubell
S02:E16

Brent Rubell

Brent Rubell joins the show. He and Paul discuss the Internet of Things, Adfafruit's Wippersnapper firmware, their favorite newsletters, and more. Visit https://circuitpythonshow.com/episodes/16 for newsletter links.Show Notes:00:30 How Brent got started with computers and electronics1:45 How does Brent define the Internet of Things?2:45 What is Adafruit IO?6:04 Wippersnapper6:35 What is “no code”? 9:55 How do you add components to Wippersnapper?12:30 Where is Wippersnapper going next?14:00 Project advice15:18 Favorite newsletters18:37 Which microcontroller?

Joshua Lowe
S02:E15

Joshua Lowe

This episode welcomes Joshua Lowe, the inventor of Edublocks, which helps bridge the gap from Scratch Python 3(including CircuitPython).Show Notes:00:20 Welcome and introduction to Edublocks4:18 Making Edublocks open source5:20 Working with Edublocks and hardware9:20 Where is Edublocks going next?10:40 The pandemic and remote education13:42 Which microcontroller?

Kevin Matocha
S02:E14

Kevin Matocha

Kevin Matocha joins the show and shares some of his projects, including the Hackpad and TinyLogicFriend.Show Notes:00:20 Welcome00:27 How Kevin started with computers and electronics3:50 HackPad8:20 Wiring the HackPad9:55 TinyLogicFriend - a logic analyzer using Sigrok15:28 Which microcontroller?

Nicholas Tollervey
S02:E13

Nicholas Tollervey

Nicholas Tollervey joins the show and shares his music background, the Mu code editor, and how learning to code can be similar to learning to play an instrument.Show notes: 0:18 Welcome and Nicholas’ beginning with computing 2:35 The Mu code editor6:40 Nicholas’ music background8:20 How is learning music and coding similar?11:35 Code Grades15:50 Nicholas and teaching17:20 Turn the tables19:05 Which microcontroller?

Guy Dupont
S02:E12

Guy Dupont

Guy Dupont joins the show and shares some of his projects, including his Subaru backup camera project, T9 predictive text MacroPad, and more.00:12 Welcome and Subaru backup camera project4:40 Link to YouTube Video: [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy4Ua8bXRiE)4:50 Guy’s predictive text MacroPad7:40 T9 Predictive Text written in CircuitPython9:55 Favorite coding language10:40 CircuitPython advantages 11:50 Guy’s music connections 13:20 Raspberry Pi iPod project16:20 Turn the tables18:58 Guy’s YouTube channel

Anne Barela
S02:E11

Anne Barela

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 Adafruit01:15 Anne’s first two books on microcontrollers03:38 CircuitPython through the years5:40 What goes into writing an Adafruit Learn Guide?7:30 ThePython on Microcontrollers newsletter10:30 When did Anne first get into computers and electronics?14:05 Turn the tables16:05 Which microcontroller?

Pierre Constantineau
S02:E10

Pierre Constantineau

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 electronics2:00 Building custom keyboards4:10 BlueMicro keyboards (get screenshot)6:40 Developing the BlueMicro keyboard firmware7:40 What goes into building a custom keyboard?11:20 Microcontroller keyboard matrices13:55 Changing from Arduino to CircuitPython for keyboard development17:35 How has CircuitPython helped with troubleshooting?20:15 Turn the tables21:30 Which microcontroller?

Liz Clark
S02:E09

Liz Clark

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 background4:30 BlitzCityDIY https://www.youtube.com/blitzcitydiy6:30 Getting started with MIDI10:38 Adafruit MIDI Learn guide, MIDI for Makers: https://learn.adafruit.com/midi-for-makers12:26 Liz’s music setup at home15:20 Turn the tables16:20 Which microcontroller?

Melissa LeBlanc-Williams
S02:E08

Melissa LeBlanc-Williams

Melissa and Paul talk Blink, retro tech, and more.00:38 Blinka03:00 What it means to be the maintainer of Blinka04:37 How Melissa started with CircuitPython 07:12 Melissa’s YouTube channel07:57 OpenSign Library8:05 Melissa’s CNC machine 09:28 Melissa’s current retro tech projects10:30 Retro Macs12:30 A mysterious box appears14:35 Turn the tables15:22 Which microcontroller?

Alie Gonzalez
S02:E07

Alie Gonzalez

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 maker2:22 The start of Alie’s career4:30 Sparkfun & Alie6:40 Miami Hack Week14:45 The tech scene in Miami18:20 Which microcontroller?

Season 2 Trailer
S02

Season 2 Trailer

A preview of the upcoming season two and its guests.