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So I am fairly new to robotics however I do have some background with the python coding language. Recently I set myself the task of learning some basics for robotics just to increase my knowledge base.

My question is about micro-controllers and specifically if I need to buy a certain type of microcontroller to be able to program with the python language. Also are there any recommended python libraries or starting points for robotics with python? I apologize if this question is a bit broad or not well formed as I am very new to understanding microcontrollers.

Thank you

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You may also consider the PyBoard which has a microcontroller specifically configured to run Python (Micropython). There are many addon 'shield' board for robotics-related components and a book that will help to get started.

PyBoard 1.1 from their website (Mar 2019)

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One of the simplest ways to get started with python and robots has to be the microbit: https://microbit.org/

Microbit

There are many different robot platform which you can buy: Legged Robot

Or with wheels: Wheeled Robot

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