Device Simulator Express
a VS code extension
Device Simulator Express, a Microsoft Garage project, is a Visual Studio code extension that enables developers to program the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express in Python, with or without a physical device.
Python has become increasingly common in embedded systems and IoT devices, thanks to MicroPython and CircuitPython. These devices, such as the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express, are a great way to introduce Python to students, makers, and hobbyists. However, developing for these devices can be tricky without access to a physical device or debugging support.
Device Simulator Express provides the tools needed to program CircuitPython-based embedded devices in one simple place.
Key features include:
- Device simulation for those without hardware
- Code deployment to devices
- Auto-completion and error flagging
- Debugging with the simulator
Meet the team
Christella Cidolit, Fatou Mounezo, Jonathan Wang, Lea Akkari, Luke Slevinsky, Michelle Yao, and Rachel Phinnemore
Sponsors: Brett Cannon and Luciana Abud
Coaches: Ahmed Mahdy, Akshay Bakshi, Andrew Clements, Bryan Heredia
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