I thought that looked like a nice list of improvements. I’d already been using I2C with bootc.net’s image, but the new 1-wire support piqued my interest. I downloaded & flashed the Occidentalis image onto a SD card and then booted up… The login is the usual pi/raspberry. Before I tested out 1-wire, I thought I would check to see if my Asus USB-N13 was supported as Adafruit compiled the driver it needs, rtl8192cu, into the kernel in their image. To my delight, the USB-N13 was immediately recognized.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.