Color-Changing Silhouette Light – Class Prep

2. Set Up Your Development Environment

a. Install the Mu Code Editor

  • The Mu editor is a Python code editor designed for use with CircuitPython, MicroPython, and other microcontroller devices, along with standard Python 3.
  • Download Mu from and install it.
  • Other code editors may be used, however limited support for them will be provided during the class (see Alternate Development Systems end notes)

b. Create a Project Folder

  • Create a project folder for this class in a convenient place on your computer (such as Your Desktop or Documents folder), name it something easy to remember like circuitplayground
  • Make a note of where you created this folder and what you called it, you will add files to it in later steps.