Microcontroller boards/IoT/Python compatibility for the tablet

asked 2014-11-21 23:49:09 +0300

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updated 2014-11-23 21:28:29 +0300

dulog gravatar image

Android has SL4A with Python support (Py4A, QPython), but using USB-based microcontroller boards is bit tricky as if they are USB-UART devices then the pyserial on those Python apps has permission problems (and there are limitation in that Python too).

It would be cool to have a Python scripting environment that can handle USB devices (permissions) either UART or other similar (PyUSB). Bluetooth/WiFi accessibility would also be handy (there are serial adapters for Bluetooth and WiFi). Bit more exotic would be running USB2 machine visions cameras from Jolla tablet USB OTG port, but if an USB hub would be used I wonder if the bandwidth would be big enough to handle more devices and the camera at once?

From what I've read Python3 is available, something abot PyOtherSide, but what aboyt PyQt4/5 apps? And are there any special bindings for Sailfish native widgets, events so that you can script something easily?

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