From the CircuitPython home page:
Python is the fastest growing programming language. It's taught in schools and universities. It's a high-level programming language which means it's designed to be easier to read, write and maintain. It supports modules and packages which means it's easy to reuse your code for other projects. It has a built in interpreter which means there are no extra steps, like compiling, to get your code to work. And of course, Python is Open Source Software which means it's free for anyone to use, modify or improve upon.
CircuitPython adds hardware support to the core Python language. If you already have Python knowledge, you can easily apply that to using CircuitPython. If you have no previous experience, it's really simple to get started! Learning CircuitPython is learning Python.
CircuitPython is easy to use because all you need is a CircuitPython compatible microcontroller, a USB cable, and a computer with a USB connection.
- CircuitPython home page
- Welcome to CircuitPython! overview page on AdaFruit
- Downloads page on circuitpython.org
- Libraries page on circuitpython.org