by Radomir Dopieralski
This board was designed to get you to make games with CircuitPython with minimal fuss and also minimal cost. It comes with a powerful SAMD51 Cortex M4 microcontroller already loaded with CircuitPython and some example games, a 160x128 display, and seven buttons arranged in a familiar way. Just plug it into USB and you can modify the example games or write your own.
If you update this board from version 5.x or older to version 6.x or newer, you
have to replace the
main.py file with a newer version obtained from the
repository, otherwise the game
selection menu will not work with the new version of CircuitPython.
This is the latest stable release of CircuitPython that will work with the PewPew M4.
Start here if you are new to CircuitPython.
Built-in modules available: _stage, analogio, audiocore, audioio, audiomixer, board, busio, digitalio, displayio, gamepad, math, microcontroller, nvm, os, pulseio, pwmio, random, storage, struct, supervisor, terminalio, time
This is the latest unstable release of CircuitPython that will work with the PewPew M4.
Unstable builds have the latest features but are more likely to have critical bugs.
Built-in modules available: _stage, analogio, audiocore, audioio, audiomixer, board, busio, digitalio, displayio, fontio, gamepad, math, microcontroller, nvm, os, pwmio, random, storage, struct, supervisor, synthio, terminalio, time, usb_cdc
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: v3.13.0
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.