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Circuit Playground Express
We have CPX kits available to check out. Free for both subscription and community members: e-mail email@example.com
We recommend and support them as one of the best learning/prototype boards that are good for all ages and skill levels
For small group workshops, or online support e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
MakeCode - Web Based Code editor
Circuit Python for CPX - Firmware
MU Software(IDE)- code editor-
Arduino - Based on C++
Arduino Software (IDE)
Just plug in a USB between the CPX and your computer. Press the reset button on the CPX. The board turns green signifying bootloader mode. Drag makecode program, or other programming firmware to the CPX CLAYBOOT drive
Downloading the program, creates a new firmware integrated program, installed in bootloader mode
Create program in makecode-Reset CPX into Bootloader - Drag download to Clayboot drive
The CPX works with both Circuit Python, and Arduino, which are based on Python and C programming languages with micro-controller support.
Circuit Python - Requires a firware for the CPX. Once loaded into CLAYBOOT, the CPX becomes a visable drive where programs are saved through the MU editor as code.py
Arduino - Does not require firmware. You will need to download the Arduino software, or use the web based editor. Click here for IDE configuration for use with the CPX.
Once you are familiar with the CPX, you will be able to use what you have learned with other micro-processors that may be more suited to a specific project.
Arduino on CPX
Circuit Python Firmware Update
Circuit Python Express Board(Tour) Beginner
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