Adafruit forum updates, new look & feel, new features and more!

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We are thrilled to release our new forum updates. Better navigation, a lot of back end improvements, RSS feeds and flexible areas for us to do contests / promote great projects from Adafruit customers. We’ve spent a long time trying to make the Adafruit customer forums one of the best places to share information about our kits, electronics, open source hardware and each of journeys in to the world world of engineering.

So now is a good time to reiterate the “rules”. They’re not really rules, just a handy list of things you can expect when you participate here. Our goal is to support everyone from all skill levels to hang out here and have fun.

Adafruit, its customers and community of electronics enthusiasts want to encourage the kind of discussions that we all want. A positive, helpful tone that maximizes the sharing of information.

Posts and comments in the Adafruit forums should be:

  • Adding information, asking researched questions, sharing cool stuff or
  • A well-reasoned critique / criticism

Comments and posts should not be:

  • Spam, attacks on people, projects, or
  • Mean spirited, not courteous to others or the Adafruit team

That’s it! Same “rules” as our comments on the blog. If you’ve been a “lurker” – the Adafruit forums are a safe place where you ask your questions and get help with your electronics project, come on down! We’ll do our best to make your time here well spent. Please post any comments or suggestions, we’re still tweaking some stuff too!


As 2022 starts, let’s take some time to share our goals for CircuitPython in 2022. Just like past years (full summary 2019, 2020, and 2021), we’d like everyone in the CircuitPython community to contribute by posting their thoughts to some public place on the Internet. Here are a few ways to post: a video on YouTub, a post on the CircuitPython forum, a blog post on your site, a series of Tweets, a Gist on GitHub. We want to hear from you. When you post, please add #CircuitPython2022 and email circuitpython2022@adafruit.com to let us know about your post so we can blog it up here.

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