This Metro M0 Express board looks a whole lot like the original Metro 328, but with a huge upgrade. Instead of the ATmega328, this Metro features a ATSAMD21G18 chip, an ARM Cortex M0+. It’s the first Adafruit Metro that is designed for use with CircuitPython!
At the Metro M0’s heart is an ATSAMD21G18 ARM Cortex M0 processor, clocked at 48 MHz and at 3.3V logic, the same one used in the new Arduino Zero. This chip has a whopping 256K of FLASH (8x more than the Atmega328) and 32K of RAM (16x as much)! This chip comes with built in USB so it has USB-to-Serial program & debug capability built in with no need for an FTDI-like chip.
Comes fully assembled with headers, tested, and with the UF2 bootloader loaded on. Includes 4 rubber bumpers to keep it from slipping off your desk. No soldering required to use, plug and play!
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This is the latest stable release of CircuitPython that will work with the Metro M0 Express.
Start here if you are new to CircuitPython.
This is the latest unstable release of CircuitPython that will work with the Metro M0 Express.
Unstable builds have the latest features but are more likely to have critical bugs.
Built-in modules available: _pixelbuf, analogio, audiobusio, audiocore, audioio, board, busio, digitalio, displayio, gamepad, math, microcontroller, neopixel_write, nvm, os, pulseio, pwmio, random, rotaryio, rtc, storage, struct, supervisor, terminalio, time, touchio, usb_hid, usb_midi
Every time we commit new code to CircuitPython we automatically build binaries for each board and language. The binaries are stored on Amazon S3, organized by board, and then by language. Try them if you want the absolute latest and are feeling daring or want to see if a problem has been fixed.
All previous releases are listed on GitHub, with release notes, and are available for download from Amazon S3. They are handy for testing, but otherwise we recommend using the latest stable release. Some older GitHub release pages include the same binaries for downloading. But we have discontinued including binaries as assets on newer release pages because of the large number of files for each release.
Latest version: v3.10.0
The bootloader allows you to load CircuitPython, Makecode, and Arduino programs. The bootloader is not CircuitPython. You can check the current version of your bootloader by looking in the INFO_UF2.TXT file when the BOOT drive is visible (FEATHERBOOT, CPLAYBOOT, etc.).
To update, first save the contents of CIRCUITPY, just in case. Then double-click the reset button to show the BOOT drive. Drag the update-bootloader .uf2 file to the BOOT drive. Wait a few tens of seconds for the bootloader to update; the BOOT drive will reappear. Check INFO_UF2.TXT to verify that the bootloader version has been updated. Then you will need to reload CircuitPython.