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MicroPython Helps You To Develop Embedded Programs

April 30, 2017
MicroPython Helps You To Develop Embedded Programs
MicroPython is an open source Python programming language interpreter oriented for small embedded development boards. You will be able to write simple Python code, which will be able to control hardware. When you work with MicroPython, you need not have to make use of complex low-level languages such as C or C++. If you are familiar with Arduino, it makes use of C and C++. However, this is not the case of MicroPython.

The highlight of MicroPython is its unique simplicity. Hence, the language is suitable for beginners who would like to experiment with hardware-based embedded programming. In addition to simplicity, you will also find new features that make MicroPython set apart from other languages.

The addition of Interactive REPL ( read-evaluate-print loop) helps you to establish connectivity to a board. It can execute code without any need for uploading and compilation. The comprehensive software library enables you to complete all the tasks associated with programming. 

You will be able to parse JSON data from a web service including searching text with a regular expression. You can also work with socket programming with the integrated libraries.

MicroPython is highly extensible with low-level C/C++ functions. Hence, you can easily mix high-level MicroPython code with the faster low-level code as per your requirements.

With the help of MicroPython, you can control hardware and connected gadgets including controlling GPIO pins to blink lights. You can write IoT-centric code which enables you to activate lightnings inside your room. 

It is possible to drive PWM outputs for various purposes. It is also possible to read analog sensors using an analog to digital converter with support for WiFi. The programming framework also includes libraries for controlling latest hardware's such as NeoPixels, LED strips, tiny OLD displays and much more.

You should note that MicroPython coding system is not faster. Moreover, it makes use of extra memory when compared to Arduino or low-level C/C++ code. You will not see any noticeable difference in real-world consumption of MicroPython.