Serpente

by arturo182

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There are two Serpente boards, they are both virtually the same, except for the USB connector. The standard Serpente board contains a USB Type-C connector, and the Serpente Plug uses the board itself as a Type-A USB plug.

If you are familiar with the Digispark boards, you may notice some similarities. This fact is of course not incidental, the Serpente boards are inspired by the Digispark, both in form-factor as well as use-cases. The Serpente boards are meant to be used as quick and dirty, yet flexible, prototyping tools.

Technical details

Here are some of the technical details regarding the boards:

  • ATSAMD21E18A 32-bit Cortex-M0+ running at 48MHz
  • 256KB flash and 32KB RAM
  • 4MB Flash for storing files and CircuitPython code
  • 6 highly customizable GPIOs
  • 250mA LDO
  • 3.3V logic and power
  • Powered either from USB or external source
  • User-controlled RGB LED
  • Mounting holes on the Serpente Type-C board

  • Documentation
  • Hackaday.io Project

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CircuitPython 5.3.0

This is the latest stable release of CircuitPython that will work with the Serpente.

Start here if you are new to CircuitPython.

Release Notes for 5.3.0

Built-in modules available: _pixelbuf, analogio, audiocore, audioio, bitbangio, board, busio, countio, digitalio, displayio, i2cperipheral, math, microcontroller, neopixel_write, nvm, os, pulseio, random, rotaryio, rtc, storage, struct, supervisor, time, touchio, usb_hid, usb_midi, vectorio

CircuitPython 6.0.0-alpha.1

This is the latest unstable release of CircuitPython that will work with the Serpente.

Unstable builds have the latest features but are more likely to have critical bugs.

Release Notes for 6.0.0-alpha.1

Built-in modules available: _pixelbuf, analogio, audiocore, audioio, bitbangio, board, busio, countio, digitalio, displayio, i2cperipheral, math, microcontroller, neopixel_write, nvm, os, pulseio, random, rotaryio, rtc, storage, struct, supervisor, time, touchio, usb_hid, usb_midi, vectorio

Absolute Newest

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.

Past Releases

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.

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UF2 Bootloader

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.

DOWNLOAD UPDATER UF2