Mu is a simple code editor that works with the Adafruit CircuitPython boards. It's written in Python and works on Windows, MacOS, Linux and Raspberry Pi. The serial console is built right in so you get immediate feedback from your board's serial output!
To install Mu for Windows, follow these steps:
The Mu version linked above does not have the plotter included. So, if you'd like to use the plotter, follow these steps to get the latest version of Mu installed!
- Install Homebrew. Paste the line under "Install Homebrew" into the Terminal app.
- Once Homebrew is installed, type into your Terminal app:
brew install python3
- Once Python3 is installed, type into your Terminal app:
pip3 install mu-editor
- That's it! Now when you'd like to use Mu, open the Terminal application and type:
Each Linux distro is a little different, so use this as a guideline!
- Mu require python version 3. If you haven't installed python yet, do so via your command line using something like
sudo apt-get install python3
- You'll also need pip3 (or pip if you only have python3 installed) - try running
pip3 --version. If that didn't work, you ran
sudo apt-get install python3-pip
- Finally, run
pip3 install mu_editor
- You can now run
mudirectly from the command line
Now you're ready to code! Lets keep going....
Mu is currently being developed. So there are lots of changes being made! Current versions are available from links at the bottom of this page. However, use at your own risk! These are not stable versions and come with no guarantees of working.