Explore MicroPython through a series of hands-on projects and learn to design and build your own embedded systems using the MicroPython Pyboard, ESP32, the STM32 IoT Discovery kit, and the OpenMV camera module. Key FeaturesDelve into MicroPython Kernel and learn to make modifications that will enhance your embedded applicationsDesign and implement drivers to interact with a variety of sensors and devicesBuild low-cost projects such as DIY automation and object detection with machine learningBook Description With the increasing complexity of embedded systems seen over the past few years, developers are looking for ways to manage them easily by solving problems without spending a lot of time on finding supported peripherals. MicroPython is an efficient and lean implementation of the Python 3 programming language, which is optimized to run on microcontrollers. MicroPython Projects will guide you in building and managing your embedded systems with ease. This book is a comprehensive project-based guide that will help you build a wide range of projects and give you the confidence to design complex projects spanning new areas of technology such as electronic applications, automation devices, and IoT applications. While building seven engaging projects, you'll learn how to enable devices to communicate with each other, access and control devices over a TCP/IP socket, and store and retrieve data. The complexity will increase progressively as you work on different projects, covering areas such as driver design, sensor interfacing, and MicroPython kernel customization. By the end of this MicroPython book, you'll be able to develop industry-standard embedded systems and keep up with the evolution of the Internet of Things. What you will learnDevelop embedded systems using MicroPythonBuild a custom debugging tool to visualize sensor data in real-timeDetect objects using machine learning and MicroPythonDiscover how to minimize project costs and reduce development timeGet to grips with gesture operations and parsing gesture dataLearn how to customize and deploy the MicroPython kernelExplore the techniques for scheduling application tasks and activitiesWho this book is for If you are an embedded developer or hobbyist looking to build interesting projects using MicroPython, this book is for you. A basic understanding of electronics and Python is required while some MicroPython experience will be helpful.
Quickly learn to program for microcontrollers and IoT devices without a lot of study and expense. MicroPython and controllers that support it eliminate the need for programming in a C-like language, making the creation of IoT applications and devices easier and more accessible than ever. MicroPython for the Internet of Things is ideal for readers new to electronics and the world of IoT. Specific examples are provided covering a range of supported devices, sensors, and MicroPython boards such as Pycom’s WiPy modules and MicroPython’s pyboard. Never has programming for microcontrollers been easier. The book takes a practical and hands-on approach without a lot of detours into the depths of theory. The book: Shows a faster and easier way to program microcontrollers and IoT devices Teaches MicroPython, a variant of one of the most widely used scripting languages Is friendly and accessible to those new to electronics, with fun example projects What You'll Learn Program in MicroPython Understand sensors and basic electronics Develop your own IoT projects Build applications for popular boards such as WiPy and pyboard Load MicroPython on the ESP8266 and similar boards Interface with hardware breakout boards Connect hardware to software through MicroPython Explore the easy-to-use Adafruit IO connecting your microcontroller to the cloud Who This Book Is For Anyone interested in building IoT solutions without the heavy burden of programming in C++ or C. The book also appeals to those wanting an easier way to work with hardware than is provided by the Arduino and the Raspberry Pi platforms.
It’s an exciting time to get involved with MicroPython, the re-implementation of Python 3 for microcontrollers and embedded systems. This practical guide delivers the knowledge you need to roll up your sleeves and create exceptional embedded projects with this lean and efficient programming language. If you’re familiar with Python as a programmer, educator, or maker, you’re ready to learn—and have fun along the way. Author Nicholas Tollervey takes you on a journey from first steps to advanced projects. You’ll explore the types of devices that run MicroPython, and examine how the language uses and interacts with hardware to process input, connect to the outside world, communicate wirelessly, make sounds and music, and drive robotics projects. Work with MicroPython on four typical devices: PyBoard, the micro:bit, Adafruit’s Circuit Playground Express, and ESP8266/ESP32 boards Explore a framework that helps you generate, evaluate, and evolve embedded projects that solve real problems Dive into practical MicroPython examples: visual feedback, input and sensing, GPIO, networking, sound and music, and robotics Learn how idiomatic MicroPython helps you express a lot with the minimum of resources Take the next step by getting involved with the Python community
A guide to completing Python projects for those ready to take their skills to the next level Python Projects is the ultimate resource for the Python programmer with basic skills who is ready to move beyond tutorials and start building projects. The preeminent guide to bridge the gap between learning and doing, this book walks readers through the "where" and "how" of real-world Python programming with practical, actionable instruction. With a focus on real-world functionality, Python Projects details the ways that Python can be used to complete daily tasks and bring efficiency to businesses and individuals alike. Python Projects is written specifically for those who know the Python syntax and lay of the land, but may still be intimidated by larger, more complex projects. The book provides a walk-through of the basic set-up for an application and the building and packaging for a library, and explains in detail the functionalities related to the projects. Topics include: *How to maximize the power of the standard library modules *Where to get third party libraries, and the best practices for utilization *Creating, packaging, and reusing libraries within and across projects *Building multi-layered functionality including networks, data, and user interfaces *Setting up development environments and using virtualenv, pip, and more Written by veteran Python trainers, the book is structured for easy navigation and logical progression that makes it ideal for individual, classroom, or corporate training. For Python developers looking to apply their skills to real-world challenges, Python Projects is a goldmine of information and expert insight.
Discover easy ways to control your home with the powerful new Raspberry Pi hardware. Program short Python scripts that will detect changes in your home and react with the instructions you code. Use new add-on accessories to monitor a variety of measurements, from light intensity and temperature to motion detection and water leakage. Expand the base projects with your own custom additions to perfectly match your own home setup. Most projects in the book can be completed in under an hour, giving you more time to enjoy and tweak your autonomous creations. No breadboard or electronics knowledge required! Get to know the latest Raspberry Pi hardware, and create awesome automation solutions for home or work that don't require an electronics degree, cumbersome add-ons, or expensive third-party subscription services. Create easy to run Python scripts on your own that make your Pi do things that would have required a team of automation experts to build only a few years ago. Connect to and control popular home automation lighting systems from a Raspberry Pi. Trigger autonomous actions based on movement, temperature, and timer events. Power on your own computer and appliances using your voice. Remotely control infrared-enabled consumer electronics, create chatbots to retrieve personalized items of interest, and implement a temperature-monitoring room fan. These are just some of the projects that the book will show you how to make. Most projects can be completed and operational in under an hour, and do not require any messy schematics or a spaghetti bowl of wires and breadboard-attached circuits to operate. Control your home or office exactly the way you want instead of relying on an expensive mysterious box of third-party technology to do it for you. What You Need: Raspberry Pi (Pi 4 Model B or higher recommended) running Raspberry Pi OS
Impractical Python Projects is a collection of fun and educational projects designed to entertain programmers while enhancing their Python skills. It picks up where the complete beginner books leave off, expanding on existing concepts and introducing new tools that you'll use every day. And to keep things interesting, each project includes a zany twist featuring historical incidents, pop culture references, and literary allusions. You'll flex your problem-solving skills and employ Python's many useful libraries to do things like: - Help James Bond crack a high-tech safe with a hill-climbing algorithm - Write haiku poems using Markov Chain Analysis - Use genetic algorithms to breed a race of gigantic rats - Crack the world's most successful military cipher using cryptanalysis - Derive the anagram, "I am Lord Voldemort" using linguistical sieves - Plan your parents' secure retirement with Monte Carlo simulation - Save the sorceress Zatanna from a stabby death using palingrams - Model the Milky Way and calculate our odds of detecting alien civilizations - Help the world's smartest woman win the Monty Hall problem argument - Reveal Jupiter's Great Red Spot using optical stacking - Save the head of Mary, Queen of Scots with steganography - Foil corporate security with invisible electronic ink Simulate volcanoes, map Mars, and more, all while gaining valuable experience using free modules like Tkinter, matplotlib, Cprofile, Pylint, Pygame, Pillow, and Python-Docx. Whether you're looking to pick up some new Python skills or just need a pick-me-up, you'll find endless educational, geeky fun with Impractical Python Projects.
Unleash Python and take your small readers on an adventurous ride through the world of programming About This Book Learn to start using Python for some simple programming tasks such as doing easy mathematical calculations. Use logic and control loops to build a nice interesting game. Get to grips with working with data and, once you're comfortable with that, you'll be introduced to Pygame, which will help you wrap up the book with a cool game. Who This Book Is For This book is for kids (aged 10 and over). This is book is intended for absolute beginners who lack any knowledge of computing or programming languages and want to get started in the world of programming. What You Will Learn Start fiddling with Python's variables, build functions and interact with users Build your own calculator using the Math Library Train Python to make logical decisions Work with moving 2D objects on-screen Understand the Pygame Library and build your very own game! Write a cool program to manage inventories in your backpack In Detail Kids are always the most fast-paced and enthusiastic learners, and are naturally willing to build stuff that looks like magic at the end (when it works!). Programming can be one such magic. Being able to write a program that works helps them feel they've really achieved something. Kids today are very tech-savvy and cannot wait to enter the fast-paced digital world. Because Python is one of the most popular languages and has a syntax that is quite simple to understand, even kids are eager to use it as a stepping stone to learning programming languages. This book will cover projects that are simple and fun, and teach kids how to write Python code that works. The book will teach the basics of Python programming, installation, and so on and then will move on to projects. A total of three projects, with each and every step explained carefully, without any assumption of previous experience. Style and approach The book will take a light approach in guiding the little readers through the world of Python. The main idea is to teach by example and let the readers have as much exercises to do, so that they learn faster and can apply their own ideas to the existing examples. The book should get them thinking, by the end, on where they can go next with such a powerful tool at their disposal.
”Tiny Python Projects is a gentle and amusing introduction to Python that will firm up key programming concepts while also making you giggle.”—Amanda Debler, Schaeffler Key Features Learn new programming concepts through 21-bitesize programs Build an insult generator, a Tic-Tac-Toe AI, a talk-like-a-pirate program, and more Discover testing techniques that will make you a better programmer Code-along with free accompanying videos on YouTube Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About The Book The 21 fun-but-powerful activities in Tiny Python Projects teach Python fundamentals through puzzles and games. You’ll be engaged and entertained with every exercise, as you learn about text manipulation, basic algorithms, and lists and dictionaries, and other foundational programming skills. Gain confidence and experience while you create each satisfying project. Instead of going quickly through a wide range of concepts, this book concentrates on the most useful skills, like text manipulation, data structures, collections, and program logic with projects that include a password creator, a word rhymer, and a Shakespearean insult generator. Author Ken Youens-Clark also teaches you good programming practice, including writing tests for your code as you go. What You Will Learn Write command-line Python programs Manipulate Python data structures Use and control randomness Write and run tests for programs and functions Download testing suites for each project This Book Is Written For For readers familiar with the basics of Python programming. About The Author Ken Youens-Clark is a Senior Scientific Programmer at the University of Arizona. He has an MS in Biosystems Engineering and has been programming for over 20 years. Table of Contents 1 How to write and test a Python program 2 The crow’s nest: Working with strings 3 Going on a picnic: Working with lists 4 Jump the Five: Working with dictionaries 5 Howler: Working with files and STDOUT 6 Words count: Reading files and STDIN, iterating lists, formatting strings 7 Gashlycrumb: Looking items up in a dictionary 8 Apples and Bananas: Find and replace 9 Dial-a-Curse: Generating random insults from lists of words 10 Telephone: Randomly mutating strings 11 Bottles of Beer Song: Writing and testing functions 12 Ransom: Randomly capitalizing text 13 Twelve Days of Christmas: Algorithm design 14 Rhymer: Using regular expressions to create rhyming words 15 The Kentucky Friar: More regular expressions 16 The Scrambler: Randomly reordering the middles of words 17 Mad Libs: Using regular expressions 18 Gematria: Numeric encoding of text using ASCII values 19 Workout of the Day: Parsing CSV files, creating text table output 20 Password strength: Generating a secure and memorable password 21 Tic-Tac-Toe: Exploring state 22 Tic-Tac-Toe redux: An interactive version with type hints
Immerse yourself in learning Python and introductory data analytics with this book’s project-based approach. Through the structure of a ten-week coding bootcamp course, you’ll learn key concepts and gain hands-on experience through weekly projects. Each chapter in this book is presented as a full week of topics, with Monday through Thursday covering specific concepts, leading up to Friday, when you are challenged to create a project using the skills learned throughout the week. Topics include Python basics and essential intermediate concepts such as list comprehension, generators and iterators, understanding algorithmic complexity, and data analysis with pandas. From beginning to end, this book builds up your abilities through exercises and challenges, culminating in your solid understanding of Python. Challenge yourself with the intensity of a coding bootcamp experience or learn at your own pace. With this hands-on learning approach, you will gain the skills you need to jumpstart a new career in programming or further your current one as a software developer. What You Will Learn Understand beginning and more advanced concepts of the Python languageBe introduced to data analysis using pandas, the Python Data Analysis libraryWalk through the process of interviewing and answering technical questionsCreate real-world applications with the Python languageLearn how to use Anaconda, Jupyter Notebooks, and the Python Shell Who This Book Is For Those trying to jumpstart a new career into programming, and those already in the software development industry and would like to learn Python programming.
Mike Driscoll takes you on a journey talking to a hall-of-fame list of truly remarkable Python experts. You’ll be inspired every time by their passion for the Python language, as they share with you their experiences, contributions, and careers in Python. Key Features Hear from these key Python thinkers about the current status of Python, and where it's heading in the future Listen to their close thoughts on significant Python topics, such as Python's role in scientific computing, and machine learning Understand the direction of Python, and what needs to change for Python 4 Book Description Each of these twenty Python Interviews can inspire and refresh your relationship with Python and the people who make Python what it is today. Let these interviews spark your own creativity, and discover how you also have the ability to make your mark on a thriving tech community. This book invites you to immerse in the Python landscape, and let these remarkable programmers show you how you too can connect and share with Python programmers around the world. Learn from their opinions, enjoy their stories, and use their tech tips. • Brett Cannon - former director of the PSF, Python core developer, led the migration to Python 3. • Steve Holden - tireless Python promoter and former chairman and director of the PSF. • Carol Willing - former director of the PSF and Python core developer, Project Jupyter Steering Council member. • Nick Coghlan - founding member of the PSF's Packaging Working Group and Python core developer. • Jessica McKellar - former director of the PSF and Python activist. • Marc-André Lemburg - Python core developer and founding member of the PSF. • Glyph Lefkowitz - founder of Twisted and fellow of the PSF • Doug Hellmann - fellow of the PSF, creator of the Python Module of the Week blog, Python community member since 1998. • Massimo Di Pierro - fellow of the PSF, data scientist and the inventor of web2py. • Alex Martelli - fellow of the PSF and co-author of Python in a Nutshell. • Barry Warsaw - fellow of the PSF, Python core developer since 1995, and original member of PythonLabs. • Tarek Ziadé - founder of Afpy and author of Expert Python Programming. • Sebastian Raschka - data scientist and author of Python Machine Learning. • Wesley Chun - fellow of the PSF and author of the Core Python Programming books. • Steven Lott - Python blogger and author of Python for Secret Agents. • Oliver Schoenborn - author of Pypubsub and wxPython mailing list contributor. • Al Sweigart - bestselling author of Automate the Boring Stuff with Python and creator of the Python modules Pyperclip and PyAutoGUI. • Luciano Ramalho - fellow of the PSF and the author of Fluent Python. • Mike Bayer - fellow of the PSF, creator of open source libraries including SQLAlchemy. • Jake Vanderplas - data scientist and author of Python Data Science Handbook. What you will learn How successful programmers think The history of Python Insights into the minds of the Python core team Trends in Python programming Who this book is for Python programmers and students interested in the way that Python is used – past and present – with useful anecdotes. It will also be of interest to those looking to gain insights from top programmers.
Best-selling author Al Sweigart shows you how to easily build over 80 fun programs with minimal code and maximum creativity. If you’ve mastered basic Python syntax and you’re ready to start writing programs, you’ll find The Big Book of Small Python Projects both enlightening and fun. This collection of 81 Python projects will have you making digital art, games, animations, counting pro- grams, and more right away. Once you see how the code works, you’ll practice re-creating the programs and experiment by adding your own custom touches. These simple, text-based programs are 256 lines of code or less. And whether it’s a vintage screensaver, a snail-racing game, a clickbait headline generator, or animated strands of DNA, each project is designed to be self-contained so you can easily share it online. You’ll create: • Hangman, Blackjack, and other games to play against your friends or the computer • Simulations of a forest fire, a million dice rolls, and a Japanese abacus • Animations like a virtual fish tank, a rotating cube, and a bouncing DVD logo screensaver • A first-person 3D maze game • Encryption programs that use ciphers like ROT13 and Vigenère to conceal text If you’re tired of standard step-by-step tutorials, you’ll love the learn-by-doing approach of The Big Book of Small Python Projects. It’s proof that good things come in small programs!
We present to you Moto, a smart, multi-functional virtual assistant that can easily be customized to cater the needs of the user, helping them multitask and get things done. As an exemplification if you’re a software developer or a new to coding, Project Zenith can act as your coding assistant like it can create classes or functions for you at your command. It can also open basic coding related apps or websites like PyCharm, stack overflow, vs code etc and if that’s not enough our voice assistant can lighten up your mood with some programming jokes. Apart from these developer specific features our voice assistant can perform a wide variety of tasks from various domains. Be it some general tasks like automating emails and WhatsApp or fun feature like horror pranks and even checking you and your partner’s compatibility on Love Calculator. Jokes aside, Moto also has some real-life applications which are very relevant in today’s times like Face Mask detection using TensorFlow and Facial Recognition. Our bot can do all the redundant and monotonous tasks like searching for topic on the internet, typing emails, writing boilerplate code, browsing multiple websites etc along with a set of many super-fluon’s tasks, that consume the user’s precious time, that otherwise could be utilized in doing some productive work. Along with several usual features found in most of the voice assistants in the market, our assistant has certain unique and state-of-the-art features like face recognition, human mood recognition, facemask-recognition, coding-helper, social-media automation, shopping automation, Messaging and Music Automation etc, that make our project in competition with the other commercial products in the market. Some downfalls of our project include, slight increase in the latency of speech recognition and also errors in the precision of the recognised speech. In conclusion, Project Zenith is still in need of a few improvements and since the project is based on open-source architecture, we expect that these issues will be resolved soon in the future.