I picked up a kano pixel board and I am wondering if I can program it in a language i know, C… is there a C compiler or ide that’s compatible with this board? Also, if not, does the kano app run on ubuntu or arch and is there a way to get the app into plaintext mode for programming via the keyboard?
Have you see then project from @murilo, where you flash the firmware, and code the pixel kit with Micro Python?
I have not seen that. I’ll check out micropython. Thanks.
There are plenty ways to program your (retail) Pixel Kit and they all involve replacing the firmware that comes on the board (an ESP32).
You can program the PixelKit in C in at least 2 ways:
- Installing the ESP32 support for the Arduino IDE
- Using the ESP IDF
Alternatively you might want to install one of the many other interpreted languages that runs on ESP32:
In both ways you might need to figure out the GPIO on your own and search for the correct libraries and configuration. You may want to have a look at this file from the
PixelKit.py library I wrote for that purpose: https://github.com/murilopolese/kano-pixel-kit-pixel32/blob/master/python/PixelKit.py#L8-L22
I hope that helps and happy hacking!!
All the best,