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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Front Matter
  3. 1. Getting Ready
  4. 2. Electronics Primer
  5. 3. Embedded Systems Overview
  6. 4. Python Programming
  7. 5. Digital Control
  8. 6. Data Conversion
  9. 7. Communication Protocols
  10. 8. Display Interfacing
  11. 9. Controlling DC Actuators
  12. 10. Python MCU Interfacing
  13. Back Matter