UPDATED GUIDES: #AdafruitIO Basics Guides for #CircuitPython on @Raspberry_Pi #IoTuesday
That’s right! It’s CircuitPython on Raspberry Pi with Adafruit IO! Wire up your favorite sensors and use the same great CircuitPython code you’ve been using with the Feather Huzzah right on your Raspberry Pi, and send values to Adafruit IO, our Internet-of-Things platform for makers/hackers/educators/everyone!
We’ve got tons of projects, libraries and example code for CircuitPython on microcontrollers, and thanks to the flexibility and power of Python it’s easy to get it working with micro-computers like Raspberry Pi or other ‘Linux with GPIO pins available’ single board computers.
We’ve written a special library called Adafruit Blinka to provide the layer that translates the CircuitPython hardware API to whatever library the Linux board provides.
We’ve also been updating the Adafruit IO Basics Series on the Adafruit Learning System. In addition to supporting Arduino platforms, they now have sections for wiring up the sensor to your Raspberry Pi, installing CircuitPython libraries on your Raspberry Pi, and configuring the code to work with Adafruit IO.
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.