Pycom also supports Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code IDE platform with the Pymakr Plugin. To download and install Visual Studio Code, navigate to VS Code.
You will also need NodeJS installed on your PC. Please download the latest LTS version available from the NodeJS website.
Please follow these steps to install the Pymakr VSCode Extension:
Pymakrand click the install button next to it.
After installing the Pymakr Plugin, you need to take a few seconds to configure it for first time use. Please follow these steps:
Expansion Board, and have just finished a firmware upgrade, be sure to Remove
the wire between GND and G23 and reset your device by pressing the button.
All commandson the bottom of the Visual Studio Code window
Pymakr > Extra > List Serial Ports
All commands, then click
Pymakr > Global Settings. This will open a JSON file. Paste the serial address you copied earlier into the field
addressand save the file.
All commands, then
Pymakr > Connectto connect your device. The Pymakr console should show three arrows
>>>, indicating that you are connected
These settings can also be applied on a per project basis by clicking
All commands then
Pymakr > Project Settings. This will open a JSON file which you can edit to enter your desired settings for the currently open project.
This process is easiest with either a Pycom Expansion Board or a Pytrack/Pysense as the addresses are automatically selected. For external products such as FTDI USB Serial Cables, the serial address may need to be copied manually. Additionally, the reset button on the device may also need to be pressed before a connection message appears.
After installing the Pymakr Plugin, a device may be connected via the telnet interface. Please see the following steps:
(the SSID will be as follows e.g.
The password is
192.168.4.1 as the address.
All commands, then
Pymakr > Connect,
Pymakr will now connect via telnet.