Python Newbies

Aug 20 — Raspberry Pi Pico MicroPython Beginner Workshop for total beginners

by on Jul.10, 2023, under Python Newbies, Workshops

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RaspberryPi Pico Beginner Workshop for total beginners, all are welcome. A 3d printed robot claw, electronics bits and a RaspberryPi Pico of your very own is included in the $75 ticket price. You’re more than welcome to bring your own kit and attend the workshop for a pay-what-you-can donation. Please contact us to let us know you’re coming!

Zach will show you how to get started with the RaspberryPi Pico, the super-friendly microcontroller platform that even artists love. We’ll cover…

  • getting the software installed and going
  • hooking up the RaspberryPi Pico
  • little bit of basic programming in microPython using friendly examples

You too can copy and paste your way to a working project!

What you’ll need:

  • A laptop on which you can install software.
  • The thonny python IDE installed: https://thonny.org/

Come on out to learn with us and support your local hackerspace, hacklab.to!

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Python Hiatus

by on Dec.17, 2009, under Python Newbies

Python Newbie Nights on Thursdays will be on hiatus for a couple of weeks, returning in mid-January. Folks aren’t around as much and I’m a bit burnt out, so it just seemed like the right time to take a break. Watch this space for the class’s return!


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Python Newbie Night vs. Recursion

by on Feb.22, 2009, under Python Newbies

During last week’s python class we got to the part in our wonderful textbook where the concept of recursion is introduced.  My friend Susan posted a witty line to my facebook feed regarding the teaching of recursion:

I normally teach recursion by checking to see whether they understand recursion, and if not, teaching recursion.

Within the class we have a variety of levels of experience with programming in general, and recursion in particular.  I’m curious to hear peoples’ favourite recursion teaching tools, examples, or other witticisms.  What’s your favourite programming problem to solve recursively?


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