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LEGO® SPIKE™ and MicroPython

LEGO® SPIKE™ is an education-level product from the LEGO® intelligent programmable hub/brick family.

LEGO® SPIKE™ simplifies the connection of motors and sensors - such as touch, distance-ultrasonic, and color/light - and provides a programming interface via the popular Scratch coding language.

LEGO® SPIKE™ brick/hub has six ports, a speaker, a 5x5 light matrix, a 6-axis gyroscope, Bluetooth wireless communication and a rechargeable battery.
The LEGO® SPIKE™ Prime kit adds motors, sensors and 525 technic-style bricks to create a rapid robotics development environment.

Interestingly, internally this intelligent brick/hub runs MicroPython. And, you can open a connection to a REPL session and enter commands to control the SPIKE™ brick/hub - as shown on the instructables website.

And now, with version the Education SPIKE™ 1.3 app update, LEGO® officially provide full language support for the Python Knowledge Base coding, as shown by the message below taken from a LEGO® SPIKE™ webpage.

LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime lets your students dip their toes into text-based coding with a beginner-friendly Python experience. Python is a coding language widely used in robotics and it lays a strong foundation for tackling more advanced topics like algorithms, data structures, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

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