Hacker Lab is celebrating Circuit Python Day. How you can join Hacker Lab is celebrating Circuit Python Day. How you can join
UPDATE 9/17/2020 - We have rescheduled this event to 9/24, hope to see you then!

UPDATE 9/9/2020 - Due to planned PG&E power outages we have to cancel/indefinitely postpone these online events.  While Hacker Lab will still have power (on the SMUD grid), these sessions would have been hosted remotely, and our instructor is already in the grips of the outtage.  We will reschedule when we have more information. - Nile


In independent celebration of Circuit Python Day 2020 Hacker Lab is proud to announce a day full of Demos, Classes and Discussion.

For those of you not in-the-know, Circuit Python is a programming language, based on the popular, powerful, and ubiquitous Python programming language, which is both easy to use and extremely useful.  Python's easy to follow and very readable format means its a fantastic entry point to programming for beginners, while still being powerful and versatile enough for the pros.

Circuit Python bring that same ease and versatility to the world of hardware programming, allowing novices and developers alike to pick up hardware and electronics based programming projects fast.


On Circuit Python Day (9/9/2020), join Hacker Lab instructor and all-around amazing maker Curtis Soldano for a day of learning, discussion and fun!

We'll start out at 4:30pm with a Circuit Python Demo Session.  This will be a show and tell of Circuit Python, featuring videos and descriptions of some of the devices supporting it, including Circuit Python Express (CPX), CPX Bluefruit, Clue, Trinket, and more.

This stream is an overview and intro to the platform.  We'll overview bootloaders, installing Mu, coding on the devices, libraries, web resources, and introduce some awesome sites for further learning.

Click here for a link to the YouTube livestream

At 5:30pm, Curtis will be hosting an interactive Circuit Python & Circuit Playground Express class via Zoom.  We'll cover how to use Circuit Python with Adafruit's Circuit Playground Express microcontroller platform, as well as a Demo and teardown of a lightning and thunder engine Curtis created as a Halloween decoration.

Attendees can follow along at home either with their own Circuit Playground Expresse, using the Visual Studio Code simulator plugin, or just watch and interact.

To RSVP, click here!

Finally from 7:15pm to 8pm join Curtis for an open discussion / Q&A for all things Circuit Python (and probably more if you ask nicely).  This discussion board will be open all day and serve as an anchor point for discussions building towards the after class event to wrap up the day, but Curtis will hang around until 8pm to answer your questions and nerd-out over microcontrollers.

For those of you looking for a quarantine electronics & programming project tailored for absolute beginners, these events will provide a fantastic interactive jumping off point; and for those already experience with code or electronics it'll be a wonderful overview of the intersection between the two.

To join Hacker Lab's Discord Server, click here!

Hope to see you (virtually) there!

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