ADAFRUIT WEEKLY ROUND-UP
We’ve got so much happening here at Adafruit that it’s not always easy to keep up! Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. Each week we’ll be posting a handy round-up of what we’ve been up to, ranging from new products and learn guides to blog articles, videos, and more.
Adafruit Metro M4 feat. Microchip ATSAMD51: Are you ready? Really ready? Cause here comes the fastest, most powerful Metro ever. The Adafruit Metro M4 featuring the Microchip ATSAMD51. This Metro is like a bullet train, with it’s 120MHz Cortex M4 with floating point support. Your code will zig and zag and zoom, and with a bunch of extra peripherals for support, this will for sure be your favorite new chipset. Read more.
Foot Pedal Potentiometer – Sewing Machine Speed Controller: We’ve had a foot pedal switch in the store for a while but some people have contacted us asking if there was a way to retrofit it to perform variable speed control, like a potentiometer. And here it is! This is a Foot Pedal Potentiometer (a.k.a Sewing Machine Speed Controller). Read more.
And that’s not even the half of it! We’ve also added a Thin White Wheel for TT DC Gearbox Motors – 65mm Diameter, an Orange and Clear TT Motor Wheel for TT DC Gearbox Motor, a Snap-on Hub for TT Motor, a DC Gearbox Motor – “TT Motor” – 200RPM – 3 to 6VDC, and an Adafruit Animated Eyes Bonnet for Raspberry Pi Pack – Pi not included into the store this week. To learn more about these shiny new products, check out this week’s New Products Video below.
The Adafruit Feather Wing … Is a thing
We saw this Tweet “The Feather pinout is fast becoming the standard” and while we did not set out for this to be any type of standard, the Adafruit Feather and Feather Wing became really popular (See “A Quick Rundown on Adafruit’s Feather Ecosystem” – MAKE & “The State of Boards: Small, Simple Hardware Rules” – MAKE).
New in the Adafruit Learning System
Adafruit’s CircuitPython is an open-source implementation of Python for microcontrollers. It’s derived from (also known as, a “fork” of) MicroPython, a ground-breaking implementation of Python for microcontrollers and constrained environments.
CircuitPython ships on many Adafruit products. We regularly create new releases and make it easy to update your installation with new builds.
BONUS TIME! The Ruiz brothers have also put together an awesome guide on How to Use PVA Filament.
Don’t wait, learn now.