Python

Python is one of the supported options through MicroPython.

MicroPython

MicroPython is a Python implementation for small electronics, like the BrainPad. It has gained popularity in schools in the last couple of years and we are bringing this to you as of the multiple coding options. Our favorite feature about MicroPython is that fact that it self-contains everything, the compiler, the interpreter and even the storage.

Loading scripts

The moment BrainPad is loaded with MicroPython, it will bring itself on the PC as a storage device, showing a file called main.py. The user can easily open and modify this file. Any text editor can be used, even notepad! No installation necessary; however, for syntax highlighting and better looking code there are many available option is the teacher is able to load software on the student’s machines.

REPL

Another great feature of MicroPython is Read-Eval-Print-Loop where the learner can enter in the code step by step.  For example, a learner can enter in x=10 and then enter print(x). This will return 10, where print showed the value of x. This goes beyond that as it allows entering of functions and loops as well. This gives the teacher the power they need to step students though the code to see what is actually happening.

Medium to High Level Option

MicroPython is somewhat easy to learn for young adults. And it can get very advanced and step the learner into full Python programming on a PC. This would be one of the recommended options for high school students and up.


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