For the first time microcontrollers are powerful enough to be programmed in Python. The landscape of embedded systems development is changing, microcontrollers are becoming more powerful, and the rise of the internet of things is leading more developers to get into hardware. This book provides the solid foundation to start your journey of embedded systems development and microcontroller programming with Python.
You'll quickly realize the value of using Python. The theme of the book is simplicity and the cleanness and elegance of Python makes that possible. Featuring a step-by-step approach, this single source guide balances complexity and clarity with insightful explanations that you'll easily grasp.
Python is quickly becoming the language of choice for applications such as machine learning and computer vision on embedded devices. What would previously be daunting and exceedingly difficult to do in C or C++ is now possible with Python because of its level of abstraction. Programming Microcontrollers with Python is your path to bringing your existing skills to the embedded space.
What You'll Learn
- Review microcontroller basics and the hardware and software requirements
- Understand an embedded system's general architecture
- Follow the steps needed to carry a product to market
- Take a crash course in Python programming
- Program a microcontroller
- Interface with a microcontroller using LCD and Circuit Python
- Use and control sensors
Who This Book Is For
Those getting started with microcontrollers, those new to C, C++, and Arduino programming, web developers looking to get into IoT, or Python programmers who wish to control hardware devices.
Armstrong Subero started learning electronics at the age of 8. One of the happiest memories in his childhood was when he finally figured out how to make a light bulb. It took off from there as he taught himself more advanced topics in electronics, before delving into computer architecture, and eventually discovering the joys of microcontrollers and FPGAs.
He currently works for the Ministry of National Security in his country and writes software, design circuits, courses, robots as well as write books, and blogs about technology on trinirobotics.com in his free time. He is also a contributing author to Free Code Camp and has degrees in Computer Science and Liberal Arts and Sciences from Thomas Edison State University. He is the author of "Programming PIC Microcontrollers in XC8" and "Codeless Data Structures and Algorithms" both published by Apress Media LLC.