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From the mail bag!

Dear Adafruit Staff,

I would like to echo David’s sentiment from tonight’s (6/18/14) show that Adafruit should have a fan mail category! I too have found myself only looking to Adafruit for project needs.

I made some color changing night lights for my three daughters from a Teensy 2.0, piranha rgb, three pots, a push button, plus misc. parts (to control various functions in different modes, e.g. delay time, pwm for red, green, blue channels and overall brightness). Everything came from Adafruit including mint tin enclosure except for a plastic diffuser from a GE G35 string set. Even after a few years, all three nightlights are on every night. One even has a 3d printed R2D2 diffuser.

Thank you to everyone at Adafruit for awesome customer service, great products and well-crafted, easy-to-follow tutorials.

Dave B.

P.S. the problem with the web site is still no fan mail category!


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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