A project to replace incandescent lamp rope strings on nearly-antique holiday window displays using LED strips and CircuitPython.
And is happy with CircuitPython:
Using CircuitPython as a prototyping tool along with the mu editor and REPL combination was a fantastic time-saver in getting the colors and animations just right and showing the family that we can keep the decorations around for quite a while longer. Can’t say enough good things about Adafruit’s CircuitPython and supportive community environment.
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