LinuxConf 2017 in Hobart

2017-01-11 conference / micropython / microcontrollers / esp32
I've been to LinuxConf before and I've been to Hobart before but this time I'm going to LinuxConf in Hobart, for the Open Hardware Miniconf

I’ve been to LinuxConf before and I’ve been to Hobart before but this time I’m going to LinuxConf in Hobart

Sadly this year I’ll only be there for the miniconfs, but I’m still really looking forward to it … and thankfully it is almost all recorded so I’ll be watching along from home where I can.

Open Hardware Miniconf: MicroPython on ESP32

I’ll be talking about the implementation of MicroPython on ESP32 at the Open Hardware Miniconf on Tuesday.

I’ve been lucky enough to be involved with this port and would like to thank Damien for his help getting started and Microbric for their support of this effort.

So far the port supports only very basic I/O and TCP / IPv4 … whereas the ESP platform supports a whole bunch of really interesting hardware. I hope today’s presentation provides a good starting point to new contributors … pull requests welcome and raising new issues or commenting on existing ones is also a great contribution! Thanks to everyone I spoke to afterwards for your feedback and please get in touch if you have questions.

My first job when I get back home will be to work out a test harness for the various hardware platforms which now run MicroPython with the intention of being able to put them all through their paces on real hardware. This will make it a lot easier for us to keep up with the rapid updates to the ESP IDF. (Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining!)

We might also put together some kind of meetup to discuss further in person …

Open Hardware MiniConf

Huge congratulations to the OHMC crew who managed to put together a great experimental platform seemingly out of nothing but sweat and enthusiasm and to Espressif for embracing this process and supporting the miniconf with hardware donations and troubleshooting support.

It was great to see a whole bunch of people soldering for the first time, and giving it a good go. It did make it pretty clear I need reading glasses for fine work though.

Other Presentations

Other presentations I was at:


The above was just the first two days, and not even the conference proper! I’m going to be catching up on videos over the next couple of weeks and will post some updates when I do …