This guide is designed to get you up and running quickly with Circuit Playground Express and CircuitPython. You'll learn how to:

  • Install drivers on Windows (for Windows 7 or 8, not needed on Windows 10, Mac or Linux)
  • Install CircuitPython
  • Upload new code
  • Install libraries

This guide is intended for use with a brand new Circuit Playground Express in its default configuration. For a more thorough guide that covers all the relevant details, check out the full Circuit Playground Express guide.

What you'll need

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Circuit Playground Express is the next step towards a perfect introduction to electronics and programming. We've taken the original Circuit Playground Classic and...
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Your computer

You'll need a computer running Windows, Linux, or MacOS to upload software to your Circuit Playground Express. 

Circuit Playground Express shows up on your computer as an external drive. You'll run new code by saving or copying files directly to this drive.

This guide was first published on Jun 12, 2019. It was last updated on May 14, 2019.

This page (Overview) was last updated on May 14, 2019.

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