I am looking for question and answer to programming in Micro-python? I was wondering just how many people program their micro controller in Micro-python? Very much a beginner in Micro Python but have program in Arduino.
Thanks for all the help
Hello Ray. At the moment, the Arduino IDE is still more popular than MicroPython, but for what I can tell MicroPython is growing very quickly.
Programming in Python is easier to write code (it’s a higher level programming language), so someone that is just getting started will find it easier to program in MicroPython (when compared to Arduino IDE).
The Raspberry Pi is also mainly only programmed with Python, so I think will see a continuous migration to MicroPython in the upcoming months.
One big issue that using MicroPython verses Arduino is the board compatibility. Uploading and testing the code in Micropython. Micropython had a plugin that works in PyCharm. PyCharm is a great IDE tool for Micropython. But I have had a lot of trouble with being able to upload a program to the board with it. Also libraries are limited Again I do not have a lot of experience with MicroPython.
There’s definitely a learning curve… Preparing the boards, dealing with the libraries, creating/opening/deleting files, etc.
The Arduino IDE has its advantages and it’s what I currently recommend.
However, when it comes to the actual programming language, MicroPython it’s cleaner and easier to understand the code for someone that is getting started.
I think in the upcoming months will see more MicroPython boards and a growing community!